It might amaze you (or not) to learn that this very day back in 2001 (which doesn’t actually feel too long ago but it’s a huge 12 years ago now…eeep) saw the last ever episode of one of our all time favourite TV shows Round The Twist.
This certainly wasn’t your average show, my memories of this retro icon that first aired in 1989 are…of course the lighthouse, VERY weird goings on that seemed pretty typical for the place, and above all else…THAT THEME TUNE!
As soon as this classic tune started, you knew you were in for a treat, pretty much anything could happen in the next 25 minutes and it usually did. I seem to recall one episode where someone turned into a giant bird? Just me? Fancy getting this song stuck in your head all day again?? Listen below
Only four series of this wacky show were made despite the show having an 11-year run. The first two series were based on fantasy stories written by author Paul Jennings, the latter two were based on a variety of authors’ work. There were a fair few different editions of this show with a second series, with many roles re-cast made in 1992, a third series, again re-cast, was made in 2000, followed by a fourth (with some roles again re-cast) in 2000!
It followed the bizarre lives of the Twist family. Tony Twist (aka Dad) and his three children….the twins, Pete and Linda, and youngest son, Bronson who move from the city to the sea-side village of Port Niranda. They move into an old lighthouse, previously owned by their new neighbour, Nell, and their new lives begin. Strange things happen to the Twist family, strange but hilarious things.
We have sooo many fond memories of this show, we just had to set to work adding to our huge range of TV Show T-Shirts and create our very own range of Round The Twist T-Shirts so you guys can spread the love to and have people saying ‘oooh I remember that!’. This happens a lot to us 🙂
Check out some of our latest designs as well as some of our classic oldies…
So what crazy storylines and goins on can you remember from this TV icon??