Remember those obscure TV shows you used to watch when you were really little? No, me either. I mean we can remember bits and pieces of them, the occasional character name perhaps, or a catchy theme tune that for some reason has remained somewhere within the dark recesses of your brain all these years, but you probably never took the time out to research the show as an adult that you so adored as a child.
Thanks to the dawn of the Internet era, with websites such as IMDb, we have the tools at our disposal to answer the questions, “Oh, what have I seen him in?” Or, in this case, “Damn, what was that show called again..?”
Thankfully, What Culture has you covered, and here’s five we think you’ll remember.
This BBC Children’s Educational Series ran from 1993 until 1997 and featured Lynda Baron (Open All Hours) as “Auntie Mable”, joined by her lovable pet dog Pippin.
One of the shows central themes was aeroplane adventures which saw the two travel up and down the UK to dig out information about how things are made or how day to day objects such as buses work.
The show lasted for three series and an episode from that season, titled “Bricks”, won the Royal Television Society Educational Television Award in 1997 in the Pre-school and Infants category.
Along with Baron’s homely personality, Pippin’s appeal to children and the brightly coloured aeroplane, “Come Outside” became a much cherished TV series in the 1990′s.
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