HERE COME THE DOUBLE DECKERS! (ABC 1971-72) RARE!!!
Talk about a retro trip; here is a DVD release worth bragging about. "Here Come The Double Deckers" was a 17-part British children's TV series from 1970-71 revolving around the adventures of seven children whose den was an old red double-decker London bus in an unused works (junk) yard. A co-production between British independent film company Century Films and American TV company 20th Century Fox, it was a children's comedy adventure sitcom.
Each week saw the gang in a separate adventure including episodes based around a runaway homemade hovercraft, a chocolate factory and invading 'Martians' with guns that shoot out chocolate candy, a disastrous camping holiday, collecting tin foil for a guide dog, becoming pop moguls with their protégé 'The Cool Cavalier', and a haunted stately home.
Some of the cast were unknown, though Melvyn Hayes was an established adult actor, Gillian Bailey was fairly experienced for a child actor and both Brinsley Forde and Michael Audreson had appeared in The Magnificent Six and a Half, a series of Children's Film Foundation films on which the Double Deckers were based. Hayes also wrote the episode "Man's Best Friend", co-wrote the episode "Get a Movie On!", co-wrote the series' theme song, and acted as a dialogue coach for the series. Bailey is now head of the drama department at Royal Holloway, University of London. Peter Firth has gone on to a prominent acting career, appearing in Equus, The Hunt for Red October, Tess, Pearl Harbor and Spooks (known in some territories as MI-5). Co-star Brinsley Forde later became the lead singer in Aswad.
All 17 episodes are included in this 4-disc DVD set, plus the 20-minute bonus feature “Double Decker Memories” with Brinsley Forde and Michael Audreson. A great way to relive a time-gone-by.
Number of DVDs: 4
Running Time: 394 min (approx)
Aspect Ratio: Full Screen
NOTES: This is a fan-made DVD set. Not a studio release. Video/audio is from digital source with no logos or commercials. DVD come in white sleeves with no art work.
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