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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Chorlton and the Wheelies – 1976
Chris Taylor

Brian Trueman

Joe Lynch

Jackie Cockle , Joe Dembinski, Marjorie Graham

Review by Nadanda10

you think psychedelics was only the 60s man?

You really do have to see Chorlton & The Wheelies to understand why this is archetypal in the UK. A children’s television series from broad casted in the 1970’s. Its surrealism has made it timeless. Imagine all taking all the drugs in the 60’s and that doesn’t come close to its psychedelic creation. the evil witch Fenella, who lives with her army of evil toadstools lives in a giant kettle has cast a spell upon Wheelie World,using the surly Claptrap Von Spillderbeans, her book of spells.

Wheelies are wheeled talking balls and are happy and energetic if it wasn’t for Fenella’s spell. Chorlton then appears, a perpetually Happy Dragon, speaks like he’s from Yorkshire. Chorlton brings back happiness and Fenella continuously tries to crush them.

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What an amazing piece of kit our telly was. Can you imagine having to change channel by turning a knob to tune in BBC2 and forever getting up to realign the aerial and contrast, and the only way to stop the picture from rolling was to give the set a good thump? Do you remember that we only have three channels to watch? Thinking about it, the conversation was better at school next day as everyone seemed to be watching the same thing unlike nowadays where we have too much choice. Aye, the quality of programmes seem to have dwindled when you think back to what we had in our days.

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