Vintage Lunchtime Kids TV

Pipkins, 1973 Do you remember those old lunchtime kids TV shows, everybody remembers Rainbow, after all there are plenty of comics who've had good mileage out of it.  We've dug out a little gem from the 1970's...
the famous trump ton fire brigade take their roll call

Here Is The Clock…..Telling The Time For…..

Trumpton, 1967 Trumpton was the second instalment of the Trumptonshire trilogy.  Created by Gordon Murray it used the same stop motion techniques as Camberwick Green and Chigley. There was only ever one ser...
mid 1970's presenter line up for tv show magpie

One For Sorrow, Two For Joy, It’s……

Magpie, 1968 Intended as the ITV answer to Blue Peter, Magpie was a kids magazine show. It ran for 1000 episodes between 1968 and 1980. Produced by Thames Television, Magpie was broadcast weekly.  Initially...
alan rothwell presents kids classic hickory house with helper humphrey cushion

Remember The One With The Talking Cushion?

Hickory House, 1973 Hickory House was one of those pre-school kids shows that would air on ITV on a weekday lunchtime.  One hundred and twenty nine episodes were broadcast over five series, between 1973 and 19...

Emu’s Broadcasting Company

Emu's Broadcasting Company 1975 - 1980 Emu is perhaps best remembered for his appearance on Parkinson and various Kids TV shows such as Emu's World, but by far the best of Rod Hull's work was the BBC TV kids s...
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...

Vintage Kids TV With….

Noggin the Nog, 1959 Noggin the Nog is a popular British children's character that appeared in his own TV series (of the same name) and series of illustrated books. He was the brainchild of Oliver Postgate ...
ivor the engine

It’s The One With The Small Green Train……

Ivor The Engine, 1959 Another stop-motion animation series from the legendary Oliver Postgate. By the late 1950's Oliver Postgate had produced two stop-motion animation films for Associated Rediffusion Tele...
cult kids tv classic the magic roundabout

Classic Kids’ TV On…….

The Magic Roundabout, 1965 (original version) This now cult kids TV show was first created in 1963 in France by Serge Danot with help from Ivor Wood and his French wife, Josiane.  The French version began tran...
children of the the stones titles card

The Scariest Kids TV Programme Ever Made?

Children Of The Stones, 1977 This seven part children's TV drama series has been dubbed "the scariest programme ever made for children". From a time when children's TV was rather good it won't surprise any ...