I remember as a child watching the midday movies or on a weekend when we could stay up a little later I watched:
'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory'
'A Girl Called Sooner'
'Little House on the Prairie'
'The Sound of Music'
After school, I would watch 'I Dream of Jeanie', 'Bewitched', 'The Brady Bunch'. My favourite TV series as a child was the wonderful Australian series of 'The Sullivans'. It gave me such an insight into World War 2 and family life in the 40s when fathers and brothers went to war.
I was so addicted to 'The Sullivans', that there was one holiday staying in a caravan park and my biggest worry was how I was going to be able to watch 'The Sullivans'....
My brother and I found a black and white tv in the recreational room alongside the table tennis and pool table. When we turned it on, it had sound but due to glare and a poor quality picture, it was so hard to see the screen clearly, we went in search for something to make it more 'watchable'! My brother returned with a chenille bed spread he had just found hanging around. We placed it over our heads and the tv, watching the episode under the chenille, attempting to also block out the noise from the other children playing. We didn't want to miss 'The Sullivans'.
And just a comment on the word ‘television’, children in primary school may not necessarily know what this word represents. This generation may have always called it the ‘TV’, not realising that name was only an abbreviation.
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Kerri Weaver is a service provider for children with disabilities.