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Sheriff Tex Tucker makes sure all is well in Four Feather Falls with the help of his dog Dusty and Rocky the horse. Done with puppets, even the animals talk and sing along with the humans as problems are quickly wrapped up.

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The Adventures of Twizzle (TV Series 1957)
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The adventures of a male doll who is able to extend his legs and arms.

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Supercar (1961–1962)
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Gerry Anderson's first science fiction Supermarionation series. Super Car was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air, on land or beneath the sea. Its test pilot was Mike Mercury, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Graham, Graydon Gould, Sylvia Anderson
Stingray (1964–1965)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The missions of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol, particularly the crew of its most advanced combat submarine, the Stingray.

Stars: Ray Barrett, Robert Easton, David Graham
Fireball XL5 (1962–1963)
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Maxwell, Sylvia Anderson, David Graham
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign.

Stars: Ed Bishop, Donald Gray, Francis Matthews
Terrahawks (1983–1986)
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The missions of a planetary defense organization dedicated to protecting Earth from a Martian menace.

Stars: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler
Joe 90 (1968–1969)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The adventures of a preteen secret agent who can have any useful skills downloaded into his brain.

Stars: Len Jones, Rupert Davies, Keith Alexander
Action | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The adventures of an elderly vicar and his gardener, secret agents for B.I.S.H.O.P, who combat criminals and terrorists from overseas.

Stars: Stanley Unwin, Gary Files, Jeremy Wilkin
Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.

Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Peter Dyneley, David Graham
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 Mr. Bumble-Drop / ... (30 episodes, 1960-1961)
Olwen Griffiths ...
 Torchy (30 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Narrator / ... (30 episodes, 1960-1961)
Patricia Somerset ...
 Pom-Pom / ... (30 episodes, 1960-1961)
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(52 episodes)

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Produced in two seasons. Gerry Anderson and AP Films were only involved with the first series. The second series were produced by Associated British Pathe for Roberta Leigh. See more »

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Mr Bumbledrop: I wish I had a little boy of my own that would help me. Oh, I've a wonderful idea. I'll make a toy-boy.
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Topsy Turvy Land
6 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've just seen an episode of Torchy for the first time in almost 50 years. Like the other reviewer, Ivan, I remember rather hating Torchy, but we watched it on Sunday afternoons, because it was there. Like a lot of Roberta Leigh productions (especially the later Space Patrol), there was a slightly 'bad-dream' quality about it. The good intentions, and large coating of sugar icing on everything dispelled this effect somewhat (I remember a lot of the action taking place on a star called Topsy Turvy Land - eww), but I'm happy to report that I enjoyed it more at age 52 than I did at age whatever-I-was when I saw it first (I think I was watching reruns, and I was about six or seven...I don't know, it was a long time ago). Kenneth Connor was the only name I recognised on the voice artist credit list - all the others were created by terribly posh ladies for the child voices. Anyway, it was nice to see string puppets for a change after all this tiring CGI stuff. Those were the days, eh?


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