Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Tripods Terror

Terrorising courtesy of 1970’s elementary education.

How to scare a tellyless ten year old witless! We had to watch an episode of this show The Tripods based on John Christopher’s novels each week and it explains why I have a resting pulse of 99 today.

The titles and music alone sent me into a frenzy

Then the actual programme sweet Jesus! Terrifying.

Many a day I walked about with my hand at the ready to cover my head in the event of a capping attack. Whatever happened to jolly olde Paddington and Seasame Street, big yellow bird, feathery friend … rather than stomping metal blighters trying to cap the brains outta ya.

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