Secret Valley (1980)

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Kids adventure series, 26 ep
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980
Country: Australia
Who in bedroom: boys ~11. Girls
Kind of beds: separate bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Pic 1 showing 2 boys in ep 26 (not sure if brothers), pic 2 is from ep 21, probably a different room and actor. Many kids acting. Some are siblings (in the series and in real life).

Another great Australian series by Roger Mirams. I only have checked it briefly.

It’s a kid’s holiday camp in a ghost city (gold mine, Western town setting). Maybe I missed even better scenes?

Also on my pigtails blog rating 6 and my overalls blog (girl) rating 3.

There was a sequel series called Professor Poopsnagle’s Steam Zeppelin” with the same kids. Nice blue coveralls in there.

Rating 6 for now. Needs to be rechecked completetly.

Urwisy z Doliny Mlynów

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Family series, 12 ep
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: Poland, Germany
Who in bedroom: Stas ~10, Asia 13, Basia 9
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: 9 or 10 yo Tadeusz Horvath aka Tadeusz Horvath-Sienkiewicz as Stas (Stanni in Germany), pic 2 sharing the room with 2 girls (one older, one younger), probably his sisters played by Agnieszka Krukówna (Asia/Anja) and Monika Sapilak (?) as Basia/Bärbel. Beds of the girls a bit angled. Beige or yellow wooden beds and farm setting. Not sure about the time setting. Probably the 80s. Pics from ep 2.

There are also 3 more kids (2 young twin boys and one girl), but I haven’t seen their room, yet.

Also on my bib overalls blog (boy, girl, man, rating 6) and my pigtails blog (rating 6). German title: Die Kinder vom Mühlental.

I still have to recheck the complete series as well as the sequels.

Rating 6 for now. 2 sisters and one brother in one room is quite rare. Interesting farm room.

Amazing Stories – s1e13

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Mystery series, director Steven Spielberg
Year: 1985-1987
Year in film: 1986
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Lance, Dennis ~10, 11
Kind of beds: high sleeper + bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Seth Green (Lance, the older brother) and Joshua Rudoy (“Harry and the Hendersons (1987)”) sharing this room. A rare high sleeper with large green (metal ?) posts and wooden side parts. Below the other bed, angled at 90 degrees (for Dennis ?).

I have some few episodes on DVD and TV recordings, but not this one. I have briefly checked some episodes (for shiny shorts) but haven’t found anything of interest. One of the boys here, I think Seth, wearing shorts, but not shiny.

Also on my overalls blog (f, m) rating 5. Great and funny series.

Main entry (s1e1) rating 5 at

/2013/03/21/amazing-stories/

Coming of Age (1982)

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PD documentary. Director Josh Hanig
Year:
1982
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
teen boys, girls ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no, online
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
180 city teens of LA at a mountain camp. 60 minutes. Very simple, selfmade wooden bunk beds. I think mainly older teens. Not sure if more than 2 bunk beds in each room/cabin. Maybe 4?

I found this (and one other) nice documentary on archive.org.

No entry on IMDb (but on tcm).

I only have checked it briefly.

Rating 6-7.

https://archive.org/details/comingofagereel1

The Littlest Hobo (1979)

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Family series with dog. Remake, 114 ep
Year:
1979-1985
Year in film:
1970s, 80s
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
Martin, David ~15, 13, others
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes *
I own:
no
Rating:
9/10
Rating: *********
Comment:
2 brothers in the 1982 episode s4e6 (pic 1, I think Sammy Snyders around 15 yo (“Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)“, rating 8) on the left and a younger film brother, maybe Mark Polley on the right.

I haven’t checked all episodes, yet. But I like this wooden room and this is the best, I’ve found yet. I hope to find some more rooms. Bunk beds? Girls? More siblings?

Pic 2 showing boys at a hospital in s1e22. At least 4 or more likely 6 beds. I only remember these 2 boys. Other beds maybe empty?

Officially on DVD only seasons 1-2.

Also (soon) on all my other blogs (except sailor suits), rating mostly 8-9.

Rating 9-10 for now. For more infos, see my other blogs.

Neues aus Uhlenbusch

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Kids series, 40 ep.
Year:
1977-1982
Year in film:
1980
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
brothers ~8, 13 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
Moritz Bleibtreu (obviously on the left) and his older (unknown) film brother in episode 25 (“Der große Bruder”, 1980). Probably also other bedrooms (in other episodes) including girls, but most kids are very young (5-6 yo).

I don’t like the 1970s nor darkhaired actors, nor very young kids, but nice room and age difference. Interesting series (these days).

I don’t remember all episodes, maybe there are even better bedrooms (bunk beds ?).

Rating 6-7 for now.

Also on my other blogs, rating up to 6 (for shiny shorts).

A Minor Miracle

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Family film starring Pelé
Year:
1983
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
boys ~7-15 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
Some orphaned Soccer boys in this dorm. Some boys sitting on the beds (even at least 5 sitting on one bed), some shirtless in shorts. Maybe around 12 beds. Dorm looking quite unusual, almost like a living room at the other angle.

Several good shiny shorts scenes including boys in pink. (Rating 8 on my other blog).

Rating 6-7 for this dorm. Nice 80s movie I found by searching for all 1983 movies on IMDb.

Vtora smena

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Family series. 6 ep
Year:
1988
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Yugoslavia
Who in bedroom:
boys ~9-16 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10
Rating: ******
Comment:
Some boys and teen boys at Summer camp in dorms with these white metal bunk beds. I think at least 2 rows, so maybe 6 or 8 bunk beds (in each room).

Also on my shiny shorts blog with very good scenes of boys wearing shiny shirts including Adidas, some shirtless (rating 7).

The bunk beds are probably older and look like (Western European) 1950s beds.

Interesting series but I can’t give any rating higher than 5 or 6 for these beds.

Kinderen voor Kinderen

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Dutch kids’ music annual shows and clips. 1980-present
Year:
1980-
Year in film:
1985
Country:
The Netherlands
Who in bedroom:
boys ~9+11. Girls
Kind of beds:
4x single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes
Rating:
5/10
Rating: *****
Comment:
At least these 2 separate bedrooms of this brothers Jurgen (pic 1) and Arjan (pic 2 also in underwear). They have 2 sisters and each of them also has a room for her own. Both pics from song “Ochtendhumeur” from episode 6 (1985). I think some more bedrooms in other episodes (episode 10 ?). I don’t know and don’t remember every clip but I assume rather few bedrooms for what I have seen. Many clips are outside or on the stage.

Rating 5 for now. And I doubt that there are better scenes. Bunk beds? More in one bed? Maybe in the show on stage? Often girls are shown.

Also on my bib overalls blog rating 8 (f/m) and my Lederhosen blog rating 3. I haven’t found girls in pigtails yet.

Der Leihopa

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Family series, 26 ep
Year:
1985-1989
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
boys ~8, 10?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10
Rating: ******
Comment:
One older, darkhaired boy wearing glassing (upper bunk) and a younger blonde brother sharing this wooden bunk bed. Pic from s1e1. Maybe other bedrooms and actors in later episodes?

Also at least one boy in Lederhosen (Lederhosen blog rating 6). Also a bathtub scene of both brothers in s1e1.

I don’t know the complete series. I think set in Munich and some episodes with rural setting.

Rating 6-7 for now.