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Mr_Simnock

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Tracking down a kids TV show
« on: June 27, 2020, 03:57:38 PM »
I remember, very vaguely though, from around the early 1980's a kids TV show that featured some scenes with a room full of people with masks on. This room was returned too a few times and only during some scenes were the masked folk actually moving (dancing), the rest of the time they behaved as if they were mannequins. The show also featured an old large house, sorry I don't have much else to go off. I haven't had any look with searching for this over the years so any help most welcome.

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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 03:53:04 AM »
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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 10:02:10 AM »
There was no such tv show, let's just leave it at that and move on with our lives.

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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 10:31:36 AM »
Sounds like a Tory sex party

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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 10:56:30 AM »
I... actually think I remember something extremely similar, although I've no clue what it was and I recall seeing it in the early 90's. Was it an Aussie show, by any chance?

Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 02:03:10 PM »
"Oh no the ugly wuglies have come to life"

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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 05:14:56 PM »
INLAND EMPIRE?

Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 05:59:43 PM »
"Oh no the ugly wuglies have come to life"

Yes, that sounds like it might be it, 'The Enchanted Castle', an adaptation by the BBC of the novel of that name by E Nesbit. It was shown in 1979 and repeated in 1981.

There's an episode where the children perform a play at home where they've dressed up various dummies in costumes and masks as a fake audience and accidentally cause them to come to life via magic. The Ugly Wuglies as they're called.

There is an Australian DVD of it - cover here, if that might help you identify whether it's the right one.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Enchanted-Castle-DVD/dp/B00E2O3584

Wikipedia entry on the original book:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Enchanted_Castle

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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 07:23:33 PM »
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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 07:46:38 PM »
You were just sitting in front of a television tuned to static.

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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 08:21:52 PM »
Whenever anyone says "masks" I am now conditioned to only think of medical masks used for the covids.

Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2020, 08:45:24 PM »
My automatic reaction to the word Mask is 'truly outrageous. Truly, truly outrageous.'

And that's a Mandela effect, cos that was Jem's theme

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Re: Tracking down a kids TV show
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2020, 09:37:45 PM »
"Oh no the ugly wuglies have come to life"

Yes, that sounds like it might be it, 'The Enchanted Castle', an adaptation by the BBC of the novel of that name by E Nesbit. It was shown in 1979 and repeated in 1981.

And that's it, brilliant, can lay that one to rest finally, huge huge thank you. Now to find a video of 'Oscar, Kina and the Laser'.


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