Quirky Stories

Key Stage 1 and 2: Citizenship; In the Media, What's the News? Films detailing several quirky stories from local news channels. News programmes will often show these lighthearted clips at the end of a show. Questions: Consider the purpose of broadcasting stories such as these.

Telepathic Twins

Telepathic Twins (1955)

Great little story about John and Jim Cramp - three year old twins who look, feel and think alike!

Ladder To Fame

Ladder To Fame (1944)

Cute story about a dog that can climb ladders.

Lion Loves Out Local

Lion Loves Out Local (1959)

Zookeeper Morris Sharpe takes Simba the lion for a pint at local pub.

Freak Spud AKA Freak Potato Issue Title Is Good Health

Freak Spud AKA Freak Potato Issue Title Is Good Health (1938)

Woman digs up potato shaped like a little man.

Chimps In The Home

Chimps In The Home (1957)

Three chimps in clothes play in the garden and home.

Motorised Roller Skates

Motorised Roller Skates (1962)

Funny story showing girl getting a lift from her father who drives motorised roller skates.

Ultra Close-Ups Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title

Ultra Close-Ups Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title (1957)

Yet another edition of a quirky quiz where spectators have to guess the objects seen in extreme close-up!

Picette - The Things They Do

Picette - The Things They Do (1948)

Compilation of quirky stories from New Pictorials, probably aimed at younger audiences.