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Update: A Twist in the Tale (1998)

23 Apr


In 2011 there were only 2 episodes online, in the meantime all 15. I now have briefly checked all episodes. At least 3 girls in bibs and at least 2 more in bibslike dresses. Also one older teen boy (I previously had). Rating 6 was correct. Some episode have farm or rural setting. Unfortunately most scenes are rather short.

Pic 1 from ep “Bertie” (dress), pic 2 from “The Magician”, pic 3 from “The Anchoress”, pic 4 from ep “Charlie” (unknown length). Unpictured: A dress in “Jessica’s Diary”, where’s also the teen boy in bibs. Also a handsome boy (not in bibs) in “The Magician”.

Also soon on my pigtails blog. Main entry at



Update: Die Kinder vom Alstertal

21 Apr


During research for my other blogs, I have checked some more episodes of this great German family farm series and found some more scenes and another girl in bibs. I found this before starting my “huge updates” and this are different episodes and later seasons, so I make a separate update just for this. Previously rated 4, but I think I have to give at least rating 5-(6). I don’t like Tobias and my favourite is Lisa (pics 3+5) and of course Marco Soumik as Timo and Sebastian, but unfortunately they didn’t wore bibs.

Pic 1 showing older Kiki in blue bibs in ep 31 (s3e5), she also wore shortalls (see main entry). Pic 2 showing a black girl, probably called Rose in ep 36 (s3e10) in blue bibs (or shortalls).

Pic 4 showing Tobias sitting in blue bibs (unknown earlier episode, season 1 ?, new tag Sitting M), Pic 5 is from the main entry, pic3 new but from the same episode. I mainly remember seasons 1+2 (which are the best) and have to recheck all episodes, especially s3+4.

On my bedroom blog (rating 10), I now found a bunk bed (Timo+Tobias). Also on my shiny shorts blog (no pic except for the prequel series, Neues vom Süderhof). Soon on my pigtails blog (Lisa). Good plots and handsome actors, some wearing dental braces (f/m). I recently also listen to Marco’s music which partly appear in some episodes.

Kiki in orange shortalls in ep 26+29 and blue bibs in ep 2+3+5, young girl Merle in blue bibs in ep 23. I have to check for more actors, maybe women and men as well? Although farm setting, I mainly remember Tobias in bibs.



Davis Rules

20 Apr


Sitcom, 29 ep
Year: 1991-1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Ben ~9, teen boy, girls
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Bib occurence: medium-
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Nathan Watt in several different bibs, also sitting (obviously in season 2 only), regular light blue, purple, orange and green ones. Also some others like an older black teen boy in beige bibs with a belt (s1e5, rear view only ?), a girl probably in blue bibs in the background (pic 4 in s1e9) and a young girl in dark blue skirtalls or dress (s1e6).

And yet another suggestion. Thanks very much!

I have checked (almost) all 29 episodes (at high speed), but haven’t noticed green bibs. Dark green bibs and a yellow jacket in s2e12. Thanks.

Nice and interesting colors, I prefer the blue and the purple ones. Even making pushups in the blue bibs. Very good sitting scenes and rear views of the orange ones.

He’s quite young and other actors are more handsome.

So rating 6-(7) only. Pic 1 from s2e4, pic 2 from s2e13 (also purple in s2e8 and s2e5), and pic 3 from s2e6.


Thea (1993)

17 Apr


Sitcom, 19 ep.
Year: 1993-1994
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Jerome ~14
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Bib occurence: low
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least 13 or 14 yo but older looking Jason Weaver in blue bibs. Pics from ep 5 “To Tell the Truth”.

Another suggestion. Thanks very much!

Obviously few or very few scenes. But I haven’t checked all epsiodes. Typical sitcom, typical bibs. Nothing special.

Rating 3 for now only.

Q & Q

16 Apr


Family / kids crime series. 2 seasons
Year: 1974-1976
Year in film: 1970s
Country: The Netherlands
Who in bibs: Juultje ~29 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Bib occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 *
Rating: ***
Comment: At least this lady in tight pink bibs. Season 1 CD 2. Not sure about her name, probably Maélys Morel, who played the sister of Wilbur, one of the boys. I think very few scenes and only her in bibs. But I only have checked it at high speed. I think partly farm setting, but probably not involving bibs.

Great, exciting series (and tune), especially for these days. But I don’t like the early 70s nor tight bibs, especially not non-blue ones. She’s also very thin.

So rating 2-3 only. Maybe someone else likes her. Series itself a higher rating.


13 Apr

Documentary series, 6 ep a 25 min.
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: Germany
Who in bibs: girl ~ 10
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Bib occurence: low ??
Rating:  3/10 *
Rating: ***
Comment: At least a girl, around 10 or 11 yo in blue bibs or similar. Maybe a German girl. The plot is about kids of guest workers in Germany. I only found a tiny pic on

Maybe it’s from ep 3 “Conchita und Karoline” and the girl is Karoline and the other girl (not in bibs) Spanish (or Portuguese.

I can’t say anything more. Maybe also boys in bibs in other episodes? Other kids obviously includeTurkish (boy), Italian (Antonio, boy), Attila (Hungary or Turkey), Greek (or Russian) girl, boy Boro (Bosnia ?), Paula (Portuguese).  Who knows this series? Starring Jürgen Prochnow (not sure if it’s the same actor as in “Das Boot”. The title means neighbor kids and is usually spelled in German with an “s” before kinder.

Hills End

7 Apr


Adventure series. 6 ep
Year: 1988
Year in film: 1950s
Country: Australia
Who in bibs: boy, girl ~10
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Bib occurence: low+ ??
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: At least one boy, maybe Clayton Williamson (“Touch the Sun: Peter & Pompey“, teen girl, rating 4) in red bibs and a girl in blue shortalls.

By briefly checking some pics/entries on, I found this by coincidence.

Obviously very rare and I only have seen some brief clips and pics. Wearing red bibs in the 1950s is also rare, especially for a boy.

7 kids, adventure and cave reminds me of Enid Blyton.

Rating 6 for now. I assume rather few bibs scenes.

Mensch, Pia!

4 Apr


Drama series. 10 ep
Year: 1996
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in bibs: boys ~10, teen girl
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Bib occurence: low ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: There should be “a couple of boys and a teen girl wearing overalls in one episode or more”. The only thing I found is this publicity pic from Alive Vertrieb taken from a Czech movie database showing a boy, around 10 yo in white or beige or similar bibs. Bib at low position.

An earlier suggestion from db1. Thanks very much!

Not bad, but I have to see the other scenes and actors and the amount and quality of the scenes. For now, I won’t buy this on DVD. I assume few good scenes. Rating 4-5 for now. The main plot is about a 16 yo girl. 10 episodes, 45 minutes each.

More infos would be great!

Yesterday, Pete’s Dragon (1977) (rating 4-5) has been aired. Unfortunately I missed the first half. I’ve now seen it on a big TV screen for the first time. I don’t like much any of Pete’s bibs (dirty blue faded, clean beige, hickory striped). But the boys at school in the middle of the movie (also rear views) are very interesting. Obviously very few scenes. Probably not worth buying a DVD just for those. But I think, I have to recheck it more carefully. Great Disney musical, though (for these days).

Die Braut sagt leider nein (on TV)

3 Apr


TV romance
Year: 2017
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: Germany
Who in bibs: Suse ~33
Available on DVD: yes (May 2017)
I own: no
Bib occurence: low ??
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least this lady, Russian Nadja Bobyleva in light blue shortalls. Also 36 yo Adina Vetter and a man in red coveralls or similar.

Broadcasting next Sunday April 9 on German ZDF.

Pics from the trailer. Novel by Kerstin Gier.

Complete title: Chaos-Queens: Die Braut sagt leider nein. The first movie in this movie series is titled “Für jede Lösung ein Problem”.

Knight Rider (1982) – s2e4

3 Apr


Action series
Year: 1982-1986
Year in film: 1983
Country: USA
Who in bibs: April ~23, man
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Bib occurence: low *
Rating:  3/10 *
Rating: ***
Comment: Rebecca Holden in tight, light purple bibs at 32 minutes (headshot) and 37 minutes (pictured). Hands at hips, thumbs in pockets. Also in turquoise coveralls in this and dark blue coveralls in another, unknown episode. And an old man (mechanic) in blue bibs here.

Few and brief scenes. I prefer blue bibs.

Much better are a boy in bibs and girl in shortalls in s1e7 (rating 4).

I still haven’t checked all episodes.