lost_spook: (carry on Annie smug Marsh book)
I've been tired today, so I was doing some aimless LJ-browsing, and found this! One Saturday morning CBBC show I used to like (late 1980s or early 90s, I think) was On The Waterfront, which was a comedy sketch show. And the best bit was the condensed and dubbed mini-episodes of (real old 1970s TV action show) The Flashing Blade.

As you've probably guessed - someone's saved their old video recordings of these, and put them up on YouTube. *joy* But the main reason I'm sharing is... well, guess who wrote them (apparently)? Russell T Davies! :lol:

All the people who wrote my childhood TV are now writing my adult TV, it seems. Is there no escape?

Anyway, the quality is shaky, as you would expect, but you can see for yourself, should you wish, as it must be one of the earliest bits of his writing around:


(There are quite a few more on YT as well. ETA: "We're surrounded by killer frogs!"/"That wasn't in the script!"/ "Script?! You mean there's a script?")

And, I know. One day I will rejoin you in the 21st C...
lost_spook: (Maid Marian & Robin (no merry men))
I've been collecting links again, so time to share, this time for something even more obscure than the last: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men.

But don't run away: this fic I recommend to anyone with a passing knowledge of Robin Hood, and a sense of humour. Seriously. It's got a great style &, as long as you get that Marian does all the work and Robin prefers to look good and design the outfits, you can just read & enjoy the crack - this is huge fun:

Woo the Day by alyse.
(5780 words; All ages - in which Robin wakes up to the fact that Marian is a Girl. Obviously, it doesn't go well. Warnings: complete lack of historical realism?)

If you need to know: MM was a CBBC show was written by Tony Robinson (aka Baldrick from Blackadder) & he was also the Sherriff, while Danny John-Jules (Cat from Red Dwarf) was Barrington (this Sherwood's Will Scarlett). And there was mud. And crazy songs. (Have the End Titles, just to complete the illusion that this fic was an actual ep).

In which I have a thought or two )

Anyway, if anyone wants it, a YouTube nostalgia-fest lies beneath the cut.
(No spoilers anywhere here, btw, in clips or fic - don't think there is such a thing for this show).

She's back... and this time she's wearing a hat! )

(Sorry about the deja vu if anyone saw this post's brief appearance on Sunday. I needed to edit.)

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