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Spooky and magical kids' TV dramas of the 1980s: 1985-89

16 August 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex Westthorp Sep 19, 2016

We revisit Tom's Midnight Garden, Moondial, The Chronicles Of Narnia and a few lesser-known UK children's TV series...

Read our look-back at UK kids' fantasy dramas 1980 - 1984 here.

By 1985 British TV's children's drama had really hit its stride, achieving "a balanced diet of programmes" as Edward Barnes, the head of the BBC children's department observed. The late 80s, arguably, saw a new golden age for spooky and magical kids drama. Excellent production values, improved significantly by well-honed special effects work using Quantel, Paintbox and Harry, and moreover some interesting casting - often of very talented newcomers - produced some of the most memorable dramas of the era.

The second half of the decade saw the BBC riding high on the back of the success of their state-of-the-art adaptation of John Masefield's Box Of Delights. Meanwhile, anthology series Dramarama was going from strength to strength on ITV. »

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Video Game Review – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1

8 August 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Sanderson reviews Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1…

At the Game Awards in 2015 we got our first hint of Telltale Games’ next big project and much to the surprise of many, it turned out to be a new Batman game. With almost no information given since then and only small hints and teasers given, I managed to get my hands on the game this past week and played the first episode, titled Realm of Shadows.

Having played a number of Telltale Games over the years such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park, I was quite interested from the get go to find out what they had planned for a Batman story. The ability to jump into a story centred around Batman is just too good to miss. Since the developers don’t have to worry too much about what different game »

- Chris Sanderson

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