The Catweazle Fan Club and forum administration team would like to welcome you to this new forum, which we hope you agree will be a great new home for all manner of discussions about the wonderful Catweazle television series.
This is the place where Catweazle fans can get together and discuss anything and everything that is related to Catweazle or The Catweazle Fan Club... but MOST of all it's a place to make new friends through our shared affection for the programme.
As most of the fan club members know, The Catweazle Fan Club was born out of Friendship.
So let's try and keep the The Catweazle Fan Club going here at its forum, friendly and convivial, in the tradition it was first started.
Let's keep Catweazle the way it was back in 1970 - in a word, "innocent".
More detailed forum rules are in the Help and Information section.
Exciting times are ahead for the Catweazle Fan Club’s Forum! As you'll have seen if you're reading this, it’s had a makeover. We're with a new provider and the software offers more facilities, a wider range of discussion areas and a faster, more user-friendly experience than the old one offered.
The major difference between that one and this new one is that our new forum requires Catweazle fans to register with a Username and Password to create an account and post. This is a one-off task, after which members need to log in with this Username and Password (don’t lose it!). It’s worth noting that there is a “Remember Me” checkbox at the login point, and if you check this you will be automatically logged in every time you visit – until such a time as your internet history is reset, when you will need to login again.
Registration and forum use is completely free. Remember to retain your login details as, while Forum Admins can see your Username, we cannot see your passwords – so we can’t remind you of them later (though we should be able to reset passwords for you should such an issue arise).
One thing that will be instantly obvious is that whereas discussion was linear at the old forum, at the new one there are three main discussion areas, which cover:
Catweazle on TV
Cast and Crew
Books and Merchandise
Most of these have suitably Catweazle-style names, too...
We also have an area in which we will make announcements and discuss the 50th Anniversary Special Event and general Fan Club Public News, plus offer Help on using the forum software.
Additionally, and this is the real boon of the new forum software, we have a secret, hidden area, exclusively for paid-up members of the Catweazle Fan Club. This will include Fan Club Newsletters (eventually this will be where you find them rather than in the News section of the website) and news and discussion of Fan Club Events. You can also discuss Richard Carpenter's other series in this area. This exclusive section also contains a comprehensive archive of more than ten years of discussion at the old forum. These have been painstakingly transferred across, one post at a time. We’d like to say it was magic, but in reality it was very hard work!
There are two ways to gain access to the forum's exclusive Fan Club Zone:
(1) If you are already a paid-up Fan Club Member, drop a Private Message (PM) to the Forum Administrator, Alan Hayes, stating your name and membership number. Alan will add you to the Fan Club Members group (there may sometimes be a small delay) and SALMAY! DALMAY!! ADONAY!!! thou shallst see the hidden treasure!
And of course, in writing that, I’ve realised another advantage of the new forum software – private messaging! It’s possible there to send messages to another member (or more than one member) and you and the recipients will be the only ones who see them.
On top of all this, there are facilities for starting Polls, adding Avatars (an avatar is an icon you use to represent you on an internet forum – and we even have about 50 ready made ones that you can use, or you can create your own ones), the ability to edit posts, add bold, underline, italic to text, change the font size, add smileys , quote posts, add images and more!
Obviously, we realise that there will be a learning curve for some members, but we are sure that it’s the right decision, particularly as we are gearing up for big things for the 50th. And we are happy to help anyone who might have difficulties.
Brothers and Sisters in Magic, we are delighted to welcome you to our wizard new forum!!!
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2018 17:34:27 GMT by Alan Hayes
SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS The magic trickery words above are truely wonderous.! Looking on wikipedia about Geoffrey Bayldon,Robin & Bud Tingwell gives a great insight into what we was privelidged to be broadcast to us back in the 70's. It is so well written & even now in my mid 50's age do i use so many of catweazles lines, including calling my young relatives "earwigs" Tiz true,mayhap!
What a horrible site to register with and navigate. Ugh!
However it's wonderful to appreciate the content. Oh yes indeed. I was 11 or 12 when series one came out and I enjoyed every single episode. The poignancy of the final one even brought a tear to the eye - you don't cry when you're 12, but I guess I did. About six years ago I bought the DVD set in the hessian bag. Not opened it yet and I've been reliably told not to bother with series two. I still prefer the wonderful Richard Carpenter book really - I leant it to my daughter years ago and never got it back.
My favourite incidents were when Catweazle gave Carrot the horse racing forecasts and he couldn't comprehend them (pure genius, I think it might have been called the Eye of Time?) and when the flash American wanted to take his picture/snatch his soul.
Anyway great site but it AIN'T easy to get around.
Sorry to hear that you are having trouble getting around the site Martin, but glad you have managed it in the end. We are hoping to have a bit of an update at some point, but at the moment I am afraid this is it.
I don't know if by 'the site' you are referring to the Catweazle website or this forum specifically, but it's a piece of standard software that has been in existence for many years and is generally considered very easy to use and straightforward to navigate. I've been using this sort of forum software for more than ten years and personally find it dead easy in all respects.
Hi There, I just want to say hello from germany. I am just enjoying my holiday and found the Catweazle books covered with dust on a shelf in the holiday home. Started reading and could not stop. Then I stumbled about this place and that brought the magic back. I would love to watch Catweazle in English, but I can't find English subtitles. My English is not good enough, but I'll keep on searching...:-)