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Started by Eligelis on 06-Dec-2017 16:45:59
The memory of a 70s TV animation, without the name

OK, this has been bugging me for years - even decades.

There was a Childrens' program on in the early 70s (probably on the BBC), which had a very fast guitar tune, played in a minor key, as the titles and credits music. The program was medieval in nature - I think - and featured a minstrel seemingly playing the lute in time to the music as part of the end credits.

Apart from me thinking it looked like an Oliver Postgate programme - the animation was drawn jointed flats - that's all I can remember.

Except the tune itself; I can remember it as is I only heard it yesterday; and could sing it back almost note perfect.

Can someone help me here please? What was this show, and is there any Youtube videos I could check to see how close my recollection is?

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xbod72 - 06 Dec 2017 16:56:37 (#1 of 58)

This doesn't really fit most of what you've said but the closest I can think of. Storybook International.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2DS6o64vKA

Eligelis - 06 Dec 2017 16:58:25 (#2 of 58)

Stylistically more like Ivor the Engine, Bod - at least to the best of my remembrance.

Bromiohoho - 06 Dec 2017 17:00:19 (#3 of 58)

This rings a bell. I'll do some digging.

HouseOfLametta - 06 Dec 2017 17:00:36 (#4 of 58)

Not Noggin The Nog?

King Rollo?

Eligelis - 06 Dec 2017 17:00:41 (#5 of 58)

Since I can't remember the content of the show - it might not have been a British show, it may have been a European import

MaconLeary - 06 Dec 2017 17:00:43 (#6 of 58)

On the tipofmytongue subreddit for this kind of stuff, they always recommend humming it, and using Vocaroo.

https://vocaroo.com

MaconLeary - 06 Dec 2017 17:02:00 (#7 of 58)

And if you can’t hum, using an online sequencer.

https://onlinesequencer.net

breakfast - 06 Dec 2017 17:03:24 (#8 of 58)

Sir Prancelot?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_
Sir_Prancelot

HouseOfLametta - 06 Dec 2017 17:04:09 (#9 of 58)

That looks likely.

Bromiohoho - 06 Dec 2017 17:04:46 (#10 of 58)

I just came back to suggest Sir Prancelot.

breakfast - 06 Dec 2017 17:04:48 (#11 of 58)

Clip of credits here

https://youtu.be/dlQYizttQZI

Eligelis - 06 Dec 2017 17:05:37 (#12 of 58)

Breakfast - YES YES YES - THAT'S IT!!!!!

Thank you so much, and the music is almost exactly as I remember it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlQYizttQZI

breakfast - 06 Dec 2017 17:06:14 (#13 of 58)

I never saw it. Too young! (Just)

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Dec 2017 17:07:04 (#14 of 58)

Never heard of it.

HouseOfLametta - 06 Dec 2017 17:07:06 (#15 of 58)

It’s pretty groovy. I have no memory of it.

breakfast - 06 Dec 2017 17:07:40 (#16 of 58)

Yeah, i was going to say. Pretty groovy theme tune.

xbod72 - 06 Dec 2017 17:08:38 (#17 of 58)

New one on me too. By the same bloke as Cpt Pugwash.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Si
r_Prancelot

Eligelis - 06 Dec 2017 17:10:09 (#18 of 58)

In music lessons instead of doing whatever we were supposed to be doing, I'd be playing the air lute, to that tune going through my head.

This is a big thing for me - it's helped me reclaim a happy piece of my childhood that I thought lost.

A genuine and heartfelt thank-you.

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Dec 2017 17:11:10 (#19 of 58)

The 70s were depressing weren't they.

HouseOfLametta - 06 Dec 2017 17:11:43 (#20 of 58)

Compared to now?

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