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.

The Adventures of Skippy

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Family series, kangaroo, remake
Year: 1992-1993
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Australia
Who in bedroom: Jerry, Lou 10
Kind of beds: bunk bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6 /10
Rating: ******
Comment: 10 yo brother Jerry (Simon James, red shirt, upper bunk) and his film twin sister Louise (Kate McNeil) sharing this room and dark wooden bunk bed. Pic from s1e22. Also he shown in bed in s1e14.

A room of a Japanese girl is shown in s1e12. Also some more locations, like a tent (boy with a dark bowlcut and round glasses in s1e25).

Good series and handsome kids, but I prefer the 60s Classic (rating 6, 2 brothers).

Also on my shiny shorts blog, rating 9.

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Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension

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Mystery series (sequel)
Year: 1998
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Mitchell ~13
Kind of beds: single bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 5 /10
Rating: *****
Comment: Bill Switzer in this bedroom. He has a younger sister in the series, around 9 yo, but I think she has a room for her own.

I have briefly checked this series and the 1991 series starring Omri Katz, mainly for shiny shorts scenes. I haven’t found any, just boxer shorts. (Rating 10 in Dallas).

Rating 4-5 for now.

The original series is much better and Omri even more handsome (rating 10, bedrooms there rating 6.)

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For Bill Switzer in bib overalls in The Dinosaur Hunter (rating 10) check out my other blog.

Extra Zigda

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Sitcom, 15 ep
Year: 1998
Year in film: ~1998
Country: France
Who in bedroom: Karine ~8, Jonathan ~10
Kind of beds: bunk bed
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: First I thought, that 2 sisters would share this room and bunk bed, but the older girl is the alien lady Zigda. Karine (Clémence La Fleurière), maybe around 8 or 9 yo sleeps on the lower bunk and her brother Jonathan (Morgan Vasner) on the upper bunk. Pic from ep 11. Both together showing in a different episode. The wall paper and props look more like for babies.

(Older) brothers and sisters sharing a bunk bed is quite rare.

But there are better rooms, scenes and kids in other series and movies.

Rating 4-5.

Also on my bib overalls blog (boy, rating 5).

Die rote Zora und ihre Bande

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Adventure mini series, 13 ep
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1930s
Country: YU, D, CH
Who in bedroom: Branko 12, other
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: 2 orphaned boys sharing one bed. I think it’s 12 yo Branko (Nedelijko Vukasovic) in the bed on the right. 1930s setting. Is this in the castle? Looks more like cave. Pic from ep. 11. I haven’t noticed other bedrooms.

Very interesting series, but mainly for Branco (also shirtless in black shorts, shiny shorts blog rating 6). And also on my sailor suit blog (historical clothes, rating 5).

I only have checked this series at high speed.

Rating 9 for now. The 2008 remake is very poor (but needs rechecking for bedrooms). I only remember the prison scene at the beginning.

For more infos and pics see my other blogs.

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.

Schloss Einstein – season 20

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German TV series about a boarding school
Year: 1998-
Year in film: (1990s)-2010s
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: ~3 teen boys / girls each
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: no, partly
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Rating: 8 /10
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys and girls, aged 12 and older in different rooms. Room pictured in ep 871 sharing Dominik and 2 new actors (Henri and Jannis).

It’s on a new, third location (since season 19). All very fresh and colorful. I never liked the episodes set in Erfurt.

In yesterday’s ep 872, all 3 boys are shown in their beds talking to each other (bird’s view) and photoshopped next each other on a window. First I thought, that they would share one large bed. One is homesick. Also a funny plot about a friendship contract. Rebroadcasting today. New episodes weekdays on Kika.

Although in the studio, I prefer the first, fictional location in Seelitz (s1-10).

Also on all my other blogs, including the new shiny shorts and pigtail blog but most entries on my bib overalls blog.

Main entry here including a bunk bed

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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

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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.

Update: Die Kinder vom Alstertal

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I found some few more parts on one of my VHS tapes. (Unknown episode).

In a later episode/season (s3 or s4 ?), Timo and Tobias now sharing a wooden bunk bed.

I wonder why? And why has the younger boy (Tobias, pic 2, wearing boxer shorts) the upper bunk? He’s even bullying his older brother. There are some new (young) actors in later seasons, but they have a big house. There are also girls, but I don’t remember their rooms.

Timo is much more handsome and Tobias now wearing braces and shorter hair.

Rating ~7 for this room. Main entry, rating 10 at

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