BBC Ask da Family members 70s with Robert Robinson & his monster comb-over alongside two odd ball families battling it out! (ps thnx alot to donor of this rare clip)
@muchallsufos Its a zither !
@muchallsufos Its a zither !
If any commentators wonder why English (not British) people in their 50′s have difficulty understanding the ‘youth of today’ it’s most likely due to the fact that we were forced to watch this type of appalling programme before bed time – that’s strictly 9 o’clock, by the way!!!
Always used to think this was TYPICAL BBC ; showing middle class families ( father often university lecturer ), with teacher mothers and snotty-nosed kids who thought they knew it all.
Not for us working class ‘plebs’.
And an extra mark for being so clever!
My God its the spotty specky four-eyed tank top brigade!! The countries largest collection of geeks all rounded up and paraded on tv throughout the seventies!!
Where are these people today…? They are all Liberal Democrats and helping the tories to screw the country for revenge!!!
1:13 A most welcome cameo appearence from Ronald Reagan’s Spitting Image puppet…
This programme said nothing to me about my life then, or now. Middle class aliens from another planet. And always so funny looking.
Why did they have those weird question combinations? ‘Next question for mother and younger child only’ – why?
Frighteningly middle class, chillingly formal, alarmingly clever and wonderfully charming!
The first related video from this is “Welcome to the Smug Hour.” Fitting.
“….And Mr David Griffiths is a psychotic serial killer….” ;-D
The days before contacts wre widely available.
Giles Smartarse is a Quantity Surveyor and his wife Serena Smartarse is also a Quantity Suveyor. Their two children, Julian (16) and Nigel (14) are both Quantity Surveyors……..
They both look old for 14 year olds dontcha think?!
good theme music, i got the first question, then said try for the rugby fishing one…dooooowww
“Why were the mothers always teachers and the fathers professionals? Never saw one where the father was a labourer and the mother works in a pub!”
Because it is a quiz and they have to know things.
It just goes to prove that only ugly people who wear thick glasses have the time and inclination to read books.
That title sequence is one of the most eery and sinister things I’ve seen on TV. It looked as though on some of the graphics the dad was going to give the wife a backhand.
@tvinsider4 – no, not like now since the commissioning of East Enders. The BBC allows all sorts of unpalatable regional accents now – all the kinds of people who refuse to pay the TV licence. What’s the country come to, eh? Dumbing down and standards lowered. Where will it all end?
The Griffiths family chill my blood. Royston Vasey residents?
Their parents look like their grand-parents!
@liccleterror Hey, Happy Birthday!
I must admit, i do like to borrow certain gems from the infamous archives of Viz! I giggle my fucking ass off in a proper schoolboy fashion as i type them.
@judgenutmeg1977 I’m 40 tomorrow and still read it!
But your reference was a letter I’ll never forget.
I’m 33 and i still find it brilliantly funny.