The Box Of Delights

The Box Of Delights, 1984 The Box Of Delights is a BBC children's fantasy series.  Running for six episodes in 1984 it was based on author John Masefield's novel of the same name. Writer John Masefield had ...

The Mr Men, Original TV Series

The Mr Men, 1974 Author Roger Hargreaves first created his popular characters in 1971 with the release of his first Mr Men book: Mr Tickle. This post concentrates on the original TV series narrated and voic...

Vision On

Vision On, 1964 Vision On was a children's TV show that was designed specifically for children with hearing impairment.  It ran for fifteen series between 1964 and 1976, during which there were some one hundre...

Screen Test

Screen Test, 1970 First of all apologies, once you've read this post the theme will be playing in your head for days ! Screen Test was a Children's game show that aired on the BBC f0r fourteen years.  In th...

Morph

Morph, 1977 An early creation from Aardman Animations.  Morph was a series of animated shorts about a mischievous clay character, produced using stop-motion techniques. Morph first appeared in 1977 interact...

Emu’s World

Emu's World, 1982 It's the One With The Pink Windmill.... Two years after the end of the BBC TV show Emu's Broadcasting Company it was off to ITV.  Emu's world ran until 1988 with a few changes over the yea...

Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock, 1983 From the creator of Sesame Street and the Muppet Show came Fraggle Rock.  Described by Jim Henson as "a high-energy, raucous musical romp. It's a lot of silliness. It's wonderful" Fraggle Ro...

Think Of A Number

Think Of A Number, 1978 Think Of A Number was the first of many science and mathematics programs to be made by Johnny Ball. Around 1978, Johnny Ball was perhaps best known for his role as a presenter on the...

Keith And Orville’s Quack Chat Show

Keith And Orville's Quack Chat Show, 1989 Perhaps at the height of his career Keith Harris alongside Cuddles the monkey and Orville the duck presented this popular kids TV show. The show ran to thirty five ...