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Rubovia?

Noggin the Nog was one of my favourite childhood TV programmes, and to see the clips on the news tonight was just amazing...and evoked so many memories. It's the first time I've seen it for probably 45 years!! There was a strange kind of mystical presence about that programme, and I loved Oliver's voice.

The only other programme I remember with a similar feeling of mysticism was the the Singing Ringing Tree (anyone remember that?). I think it was an Eastern or Central European production.

Whilst we are on the subject, does anyone remember a children's TV programme set in the kingdom of Rubovia? I have asked many people over the years, and no-one so far has any recollection of it. It was one of those spooky looking sets with puppets on strings. There was a queen with a great house and garden, and her gardener was called Weatherspoon. The kingdom was called Rubovia.

It must have been around 1961 when I first saw it....on our very large wooden framed black and white TV set.....

Posted at 9th Dec 2008 - 08:03PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   Rubovia? Comments: 6

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Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Singing ringin tree scared me witless for years.... Did you mean this Rubovia,,?

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 9th Dec 2008 at 09:04PM

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Mountainear's Avatar Believe it or not I only thought of the 'Singing Ringing Tree' earlier today - apropos of absolutely nothing. Definitely spooky on all counts.

Posted by: Mountainear on 9th Dec 2008 at 09:21PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Oh I adored Noggin the Nog and Bagpuss and Oliver Postgate has the perfect voice for the voice-overs . . . and the Clangers - don't forget the Clangers.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 9th Dec 2008 at 10:17PM

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Elizabethm's Avatar Yep both noggin the nog and the singing ringing tree were among my all time favourites as a child. A little strange and little bit mystic somehow.

Posted by: Elizabethm on 9th Dec 2008 at 11:01PM

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LittleBrownDog's Avatar LOVED Noggin the Nog. Clearly remember Olaf the Lofty and his mysteriously curling shoes to this day. Fantastic series. They don't make 'em like that any more... Sad

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 9th Dec 2008 at 11:20PM

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Camilla's Avatar I loved these programmes, remember watching them with my children when they were tiny. I hope they bring them back so that they can be enjoyed again by other children and their families.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 10th Dec 2008 at 02:02AM

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