Mum loved it both times around!
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Torchy- A longlife classic
I was born in the late 80's but grew up always recognising this figure from the age of 2 or 3 with re-runs or the occasional tape recording. Even at this young age when the world was full of colourful kids programmes i was more attracted to this black and white puppet than any of the others. The stories were always imaginative and creative and taught morals to children from a young age such as the two naughty twins who get locked in the chicken run. Just like a battery, torchy hashad a long life, and may it very much continue
A flat battery
If you've never seen this series (as I hadn't) and are expecting the typical Gerry Anderson special effects spectacular, then forget it! This was aimed at pre-school children. And although there are space references, they are wildly inacurrate - the 'toys' run away from the naughty children to live on the twinkly star! The puppetry isn't too bad, the characters as credible as the better known Andy Pandy or Bill and Ben, and the storyline is awful.
torchy the battery boy
as a kid i seem to remember watching all of the puppet series thunderbirds and fireball xl5 were my favourites yes i have them on dvd as well gerry anderson was a clever man and torchy the battery boy was always a hard to get on dvd now i have it, it is tressured as are all my puppet series i am fifty now and still watch and love them
Torchy the battery boy
Torchy the battery boy was one of my favourite tv programmes as a child back in the very early 60s.It may have been because I was very interested in astronomy,but also because I liked the theme music as well.I heard the theme music again a couple of years ago,on an internet site and I still enjoyed the end piece of music.I`ve looked round on ebay for dvds of old tv programmes,and last month,there was Torchy.I bought it on `Buy it Now`,with no second thoughts.It duly arrived a few days later,and when I put it in the dvd player to watch,I didn`t know what to expect.Would it still have the same appeal?.Would the picture be poor quality b&w?What about the theme music?When I watched it for the first time,the start bought back instant memories.I watched the first 3 episodes staight off.Of course it was dated with those highly visible puppet strings,but the theme music still had the same appeal.The picture quality was excellent,better than I expected,and better than any other dvd I`ve bought of old tv programmes.In all honesty,this has been my best buy as far as dvds go.I can`t fault it or find any dislikes about it.Read full review