It’s amusing to think back to the notion of schools’ television when I was a kid in the 1980s. Whole classes would sit in front of a big telly and watch broadcasts live or on video. The video was much sought after, as I recall. Televisions were wheeled from room to room. Telly time was something of a treat even if the purpose was overtly and cloyingly educational. Dramas were followed with a session discussing the language idea introduced.
There’s plenty of schools’ television to remember. But the one that sticks out for me, is The Boy from Space. It was a fairly camp rendering of a tale that saw a blond, silvery boy arrive on Earth, pursued by some sort of thin glam rock policeman. And that’s about all I remember… except for the very evocative line in the theme tune that really scared me: “space goes on forever….”
Alas there isn’t much of The Boy From Space on YouTube but this will give you a flavour and maybe evoke some memories. I’d love to find the video that has the theme tune.
(Videos edited in February 2016)
The scary thin man in the long coat