Saturday, 14 July 2012

Bookmark of the day 2 - ABC fillers

 If you are around about my age and grew up watching the ABC in Australia then you probably remember this Mike Oldfield video (or maybe it was still film back then?) for 'Portsmouth' featuring some Morris dancing. My memory tells me that it was a 'filler' between TV shows in the early '80s. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) I bookmarked this one for obvious sentimental reasons. I could have just added it to my Youtube favourites but I've never been one to do things the easy way.

There are a few other filler films that I can't find unfortunately. The gnome lady would be a good one.  Another that I remember featured two children playing on a hill with some wooden(?) kings, queens, knights etc. It's a vague memory though. In the end they run off home and leave the toys on the hill. Does anyone else remember that one? Have I got it right?

Of course I can find the classic - 'Love is All - Butterfly Ball'! I know it is a big favourite of a friend of ours too. I think she told me she had a Butterfly Ball t-shirt. Very nice!

I will always love these little guys who appear towards the end.

A bit more searching on Youtube brought up another Mike Oldfield one that I vaguely remember. Can you think of any others?

Bookmark 2 filed under 'Youtube'.


  1. I remember the wooden kings and queens as well. It was on a windy, grassy hill and was similar to some of the early Sesame Street shorts.

    Also, don't forget this!

    1. Ha! How could I forget the clock? I only remember it in black and white though as we didn't have a colour TV for the first few years of my life.