Posted by sean on March 20, 2005 at 10:46 pm in Television with No Comments


Yesterday I bought a very special DVD – Round the Twist Series 1. Round the Twist was an excellent children’s television series shown in 1989/90, when I was about eight. It was a massive hit, very popular.

The program is a comedy about an Australian family who move to a haunted lighthouse and have many bizarre and hilarious encounters.


The first and best Twist family

Watching the first four episodes yesterday brought back many great memories and what’s great is they’re just as funny and entertaining as fifteen years ago!

Fifteen years is indeed a long time ago (apologies for everyone over 40 who doesn’t think so!), the characters must have fully grown up. Tom Twist (the dad) must be coming up to 60, the teenagers Pete & Linda in their 30’s and Bronsdon a little older than me.

You can find out what has happened to most of them on this interesting website. You can also read about Series 2, 3 and 4. I only remember Series 2, it featured completely different actors and was not as good – avoid, there is only one true great series.

The DVD is available in stores now, it’s a double disc, around £10, it’s great and if you were a fan as a child an essential purchase!

Now all the BBC need to do is release Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, another comedy classic, I’ve e-mailed the BBC Marketing Department. I won’t hold my breath on an exciting response.

To bring back those memories here’s the excellent theme tune.

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