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  #1541965 26-Apr-2016 09:45
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AThough we seem to have no problem finding modern kids audio stories at the library, they are great for long car trips.

 

 

Picked up 5 kids audiobooks from our local library in their "Withdrawn" box for $3 :) Some good stuff too, Famous Five, Paddington Bear etc...  





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  #1542015 26-Apr-2016 10:35
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Remember listening to the radio for such things back in the early 80's, back before we had TV, was usually early evening. Always enjoyed them.... damned if I can remember any of the stories now tho :)

 

 

 

 

Where on earth did you live not to have TV in the 80's?!






 
 
 
 


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  #1542017 26-Apr-2016 10:36
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There are a few classic TV versions of this sort of thing on Jones at the moment if anyone is looking for children's programs to record.

 

Michael Hordern's brilliant Paddington Bear and also the classic Wind In The Willows to name two.






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  #1542153 26-Apr-2016 12:38
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Where on earth did you live not to have TV in the 80's?!

 

 

We had one, then got rid of it for about 8 years..... too much bickering over it :-p

 

My reading level shot through the roof......  ;)

 

 





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  #1542164 26-Apr-2016 13:11
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Gerald McBoingboing, Bartholomew Cubbins and the Oobleck.

 

We had the Little Golden books of several from the OP's post, so our kids are familiar with the stories, only read in my voice :-)

 

We had several Dr Suess audio CDs we'd play in the car to keep them quiet (along with the Wiggles and various others) and always BadJelly.


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When I was about 10 it was my Sunday morning job to walk to the nearest dairy (about 3km away) and buy a fresh loaf of unsliced white bread and the papers (remember when the Sunday News and the 8 O'clock had photos of topless women - it seems strange now that was even a thing, let alone that they'd sell them to 10 year olds). When I got home I'd sit in the kitchen and listen to the Children's Request programme on the radio (which was always tuned to 1ZB, as my mother listened to Merv Smith during the week) and I'd get a Milo and two inch-thick slices of the fresh bread with butter and jam.

 

Molly Whoppy, The Lone Ranger, Sparky and the Talking Train, The Golden Palomino, How the Kiwi Lost his Wings... 

 

 


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When I was about 10 it was my Sunday morning job to walk to the nearest dairy (about 3km away) and buy a fresh loaf of unsliced white bread and the papers (remember when the Sunday News and the 8 O'clock had photos of topless women - it seems strange now that was even a thing, let alone that they'd sell them to 10 year olds). When I got home I'd sit in the kitchen and listen to the Children's Request programme on the radio (which was always tuned to 1ZB, as my mother listened to Merv Smith during the week) and I'd get a Milo and two inch-thick slices of the fresh bread with butter and jam.

 

Molly Whoppy, The Lone Ranger, Sparky and the Talking Train, The Golden Palomino, How the Kiwi Lost his Wings... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah, topless birds in the paper! Priceless. I used to enjoy stopping at a transport caff en route to some mundane meeting and having the All Day Breakfast with bottomless tea for $10 equivalent and leafing through the low brow papers such as The Sun. Happy times.






 
 
 
 


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  #1542817 27-Apr-2016 14:41
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  • Bad jelly the witch (this is to be the long one and take up the whole show)

 

I loved Bad Jelly, still have an LP of it somewhere.

 

Spike Milligan was a legend.  I can still hear a lot of the voices he did in my head. Dingle Mouse and the policeman who had been turned into an apple tree etc.

 

[edit] and Mudwiggle. 

 

 


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