A recent article in the Fortean Times magazine discussed a certain feeling among many of a certain generation that their childhoods, predominantly in the seventies and early eighties, contained an overall oddness, an understated but ever present weirdness which was reflected in popular culture at the time. While memories have a habit of being malleable, and some have suggested that this sense of disquiet manifests only when the past is compared to the brash and poppy present, some have netherless embraced this feeling, calling art inspired by it 'hauntology'. Few agree on its details, exactly what eras it covers, and those leading this movement are fine with that; it's very much a subjective perception. Some people lack any such sense of unease about their childhoods. Others have reported the same feeling about growing up in the mid-to-late eighties, so perhaps it's not a generation specific thing. Examples from my childhood would include the old series of The Moomins: ...perhaps the storytelling series Picture Box: ...and who can forget public information film, The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water? More recently, I've been reminded of the series Near and Far. Watching this, remember it's the opening of a schools' geography programme, not a science fiction horror: Does anyone else have 'haunted' memories of this era, or similar memories from different times? Do images of Look and Read serials 'Dark Towers' and 'The Boy From Space' still prod at your consciousness occasionally? Does Noseybonk stalk your nightmares? Does Chocky really seem like a suitable subject for children's television? What else might you throw into this vat of disquiet, from past children's programmes to those aimed at a more mature audience; Sapphire and Steel? Tales of the Unexpected?