A day in need of a title

Julia went to work tonight but, having read the post from earlier in the week, she left me with a number of instructions.

My afternoon therefore passed in blameless fashion, taking a trip to the shop, watching quizzes onTV, preparing a light evening meal and most definitely not taking canine countermeasures.ย Julia says if I do that again she will take away my irrigation equipment. I assume she means the bucket, but I’m taking no chances.

She is back now, and having eaten, we are now watching The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

It is graded PG, as in “some scenes may be unsuitable for small children”. As Julia said, we watched it as small children, and it didn’t do us any harm. Things were different in those days: we had toy guns, corporal punishment and polio too.

It’s the first time we’ve seen it in colour, as it was all black and white TV in those days. Seeing a T.H.R.U.S.H. agent in a powder blue kepi for the first time was a little strange.

As for the plots…

I quite like The Avengersย and various other programmes from the time, though some of them (like the The Persuaders), do make me cringe at times. I’m afraid that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has been disappointing. Shame really, as it used to be my favourite. I suppose tastes change and what was great when you were five is not so good when you close in on sixty. Apart from ice cream and butterflies, I’m still quite keen on them.

17 thoughts on “A day in need of a title

  1. beatingthebounds

    We’d lots o’ things in them days they ‘aven’t got today – rickets, diptheria, Hitler and my, we did look well goin’ to school wi’ no backside in us trousers an’ all us little ‘eads painted purple because we ‘ad ringworm.
    They don’t know they’re born today!!!

    Gerry Anderson – Captain Scarlet, best of the lot.
    I’m told I was a big fan of ‘Danger Man’ about which I remember absolutely nothing.

  2. Laurie Graves

    Sometimes a trip down memory lane isn’t as good as the first time around.I used to be a huge fan of “Lost in Space.” When I watched the show as an adult, I couldn’t believe how corny it was.While we might improve with age, the same is not always true for the television shows we watched ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. jfwknifton

    I bought a lot of 60s TV last year and the best, in my opinion, is the Avengers Series 4 (B/W) and Series 5 (colour). Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is good in Colour and the B/W Man from Uncle is good. I like sci-fi and UFO of Gerry Anderson is excellent and Space 1999 is pretty good.

    1. quercuscommunity

      I don’t think I’ve seen Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea since it was last on TV – I used to love it. All the rest are good choices, pretty much the story of my youth! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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