Banana Splits was first shown on BBC 1 in 1970 on Friday afternoons from 4.55p.m. to 5.40p.m. and for me 'Danger Island' was the hook. Each episode ended with a cliffhanger - with quite often Linc (Jan-Michael Vincent of Airwolf fame) in mortal danger. At the end of the first episode, he's attacked by a shark. There was nearly always a freeze-frame ending to each episode. The serial was directed by Richard Donner, who went on to direct the Lethal Weapon films. Hopefully, Danger Island will be included in this dvd package.
Other treats are the cartoons, Arabian Knights, The Three Musketeers and Micro Adventures. Plus the songs and slapstick comedy elements make it a must-have dvd package for fiftysomethings like me, who are still kids at heart.
I remember seeing re-runs of it on the satellite channel 'Boomerang' a few years back, but they had chopped it all up to fit a half hour format - with commercials and it wasn't the same.
So, I'm really looking forward to this dvd release to have a good wallow in nostalgia.