opening title card from the tv series no. 73

After Tiswas Came…No.73

No. 73, 1982 No. 73, Saturday morning TV with a twist. For many years Tiswas, Swap Shop and Saturday Superstore were the must see Saturday morning TV.  in 1980 Television South won the contract to provide I...
jon pertwee takes on the role of scarecrow worzel gummidge

From Timelord To Scarecrow, Worzel Gummidge

 Worzel Gummidge, 1979 It has been said that Worzel Gummidge was the one role Jon Pertwee felt completely satisfied with. Worzel Gummidge was a children's sitcom, produced by Southern Television for ITV, ba...

Willo The Wisp, 1981

Think Kenneth Williams and you automatically think of the legendary Carry On Film series. Many people forget that for much of his early career Williams provided the voice to a host of comedy characters.  In ...
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For Frankie Howerd It’s All Change

All Change - 1989 It was indeed all change, when in 1989, legendary comedian Frankie Howerd took a dip out of his comfort zone into a different environment. All change was Howerd's dip into the world of kid...
the original bill and ben the flowerpot men

The Original Flower Pot Men

(Bill and Ben) Flower Pot Men, 1952 A piece of kids cult TV. (Bill and Ben) Flower Pot Men was is a British children's program, originally part of a BBC children's television series: Watch with Mother. Wa...

Basil Brush Takes Over Saturday Teatimes

The Original Basil Brush Show 1968 - 1980 For twelve years between 1968 and 1980, generarations of children and adults alike were entertained on a Saturday teatime by a puppet. That puppet was Basil Brush. ...
clive dunn stars in hit 1970's bbc kids comedy grandadc kids

Not Just Corporal Jones

Grandad, 1979 Clive Dunn will perhaps always be best remembered for his role as Corporal Jones in Dad's Army.  However among his many other roles was his successful venture into children's television with this...

Swap Shop

Multi - Coloured Swap Shop - 1976 How many people reading this post remember ringing Swap Shop when they were kids?  You could actually speak to the guest and there were many famous ones over the years.  This ...
tina heath plays lizzie dripping in the cult kids tv series

Lizzie Dripping – 1973

We're always looking out for those comedies or just good old fashioned TV programs that have disappeared from memory and never get a mention or a repeat outing.  If you're of a certain age here's a trip down me...
fingerbobs bbc cult kids tv show, title card

Fingerbobs – 1972

Here's a chance to chuckle, cringe and relive your youth, as we take a look at a cult kids TV classic Fingerbobs. Many of these old kids TV shows illustrate how easily pleased we were as kids, no special eff...