Q & A: Can You Identify These Shows, Part 11

I get a lot of e-mails from people asking me about television shows, made-for-TV movies or miniseries they remember from years or decades past. I try to answer each question as best I can but often recollections are hazy at best and thus impossible to identify, despite my best efforts. Hopefully, by posting these questions here at Television Obscurities for everyone to read someone will come up with the answer. Keep reading for today’s unidentified shows.

I’ve decided to alternate my regular Q & A feature, in which I answer questions from readers of Television Obscurities, with questions that I haven’t been able to answer. This proved popular in the past and I’m hoping it will continue to elicit discussions in the comments. Today’s first question comes from Scott:

When I was a child I watched a foreign series which was either dubbed or subtitled, I do believe it was French but I could be wrong. The period would have been anywhere between the mid 70’s to mid 80’s. I do believe I watched it on BBC2 in the evenings at around 6PMish weekdays. The plot was a pair of children, brothers, that are trapped in an apartment fire, they are forced to jump to their deaths and both go to heaven where they meet Richard the Lionheart. The twist is that when they die in heaven they go to the next heaven, I think it was a quest to reach the final heaven and be reunited? Any information you have to help me find or even recognise this series, even the name would help, I’ve been asking around for years and some remember it but that’s all. Please help as I would dearly love any info.

I admit to being intrigued by Scott’s question; the premise of the program in question sounds very interesting. Unfortunately, I’m not much of an expert on foreign programs, particularly ones in another language, and wasn’t able to track down any information on this show. Does it sound familiar to anyone?

I would love to find more information about a TV show that was broadcast on, I believe, CBS. In the Boston area, it was broadcast on Sunday mornings, I think, definitely during the early 1960’s, and it was a show on which the moderator read poetry aloud. Viewers could submit poems to the show to be read on the air. My mother & I were very fond of this show. And we become a lot more fond of it when a poem I wrote at age 9 was accepted & read on it. That would have been around 1963. I’ve struck out so far searching the archives of the big three networks. Thanks for any suggestions.

My assumption is that the program Kathi recalls was a local Boston show, perhaps produced by Boston’s CBS affiliate. I don’t have access to Boston television listings from the 1960s so I can’t check to see what was on the air on Sunday mornings in 1963. Does anyone have old TV Guide issues with Boston listings they want to flip through?

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2 Replies to “Q & A: Can You Identify These Shows, Part 11”

  1. I found a show that was broadcast Sunday Mornings in Boston called Boomtown.It was hosted by Rex Trailer.He was an old Cavalry Sergeant.He would do rope tricks, songs and cartoons.It ran from 1956-1974.It did not say if he read poetry.

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