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 ...

Boogie Boogie – It’s Metal Mickey

Metal Mickey 1980 Metal Mickey was a five-foot-tall fictional robot, that was created, controlled and voiced by Johnny Edward.  It was a modernised vision of a 1950's space toy. Metal Mickey first appeared ...
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Right Charlie !

Right Charlie ! 1972 Right Charlie was a popular kids TV show starring Blackpool Tower's most famous clown: Charlie Cairoli. Usually screened at 5.10pm on Fridays, the show gained Charlie Cairoli a host of ...

Ivor The Engine

Ivor The Engine - 1959 This little kids' gem is fifty years old this year ! Many people who remember this kids TV classic will remember the colour episodes from the 1970's, but there's more to this story. ...

Fred Basset

Fred Basset, 1976 Fred Basset was a cartoon strip that first appeared in the Daily Mail and Mail On Sunday newspapers in 1963 and is still going strong. However in 1976 he got his own short lived cartoon se...

Runaround

Runaround, 1975 G-g-g-go! How many people reading this that are now in their late 40's/early 50's remember that famous catchphrase?  It was used by Mike Reid on the popular kids' game-show: Runaround. Runar...

Ludwig

Ludwig, 1977 A forgotten kids cartoon from the 1970's. Ludwig was a surreal 1977 British-made children's cartoon about a magical egg-shaped gemstone who lived in a forest. There were twenty five episodes...