The Adventures Of Portland Bill

The Adventures Of Portland Bill, 1983 The Adventures of Portland Bill is a British stop motion animated kids TV show.The series was created by John Grace from an idea he submitted to the competition 'Marit...

Hector’s House

Hector's House, 1968 Classic Kids TV time again.  Hector's House was hugely popular in the 1970's when it was shown on BBC at the end of the teatime kids schedules.The show was French in it's origin and wa...

Paperplay

Paperplay, 1974 Paperplay is another one of those ITV lunchtime kids shows that readers of a certain age may remember.The show was one of a number of shorts (10 miniutes) that would go out in the daily 12....

Saturday Superstore

Saturday Superstore, 1982 By March 1982 Swap Shop had come to an end as Noel Edmonds was leaving to present his new Saturday night show The Late Late Breakfast Show.  The BBC were in need of a successor - Satu...

Cockleshell Bay

Cockleshell Bay, 1980 Cockleshell Bay was a stop-motion kids TV series screened in that famous lunchtime slot.  Produced by Cosgrove-Hall (Danger Mouse and Chorlton and the Wheelies fame).The show had it's...

Dick Barton, Special Agent

Dick Barton, Special Agent, The TV Series, 1979 By 1979 Dick Barton was nothing new.  The character had began life on the BBC Light programme in 1946 as a weekly radio series that ran until 1951, when it was r...

Swap Shop

Multi - Coloured Swap Shop - 1976 This one ended 40 years ago this year, just like that other Saturday morning legend we mentioned last week.How many people reading this post remember ringing Swap Shop whe...

The Original Paddington Bear

Paddington (BBC), 1976 More of an early evening Kids' classic than our usual lunchtime, but still a classic.From a golden era of kids TV the original television series of British animated shorts, based on ...

Heads And Tails

Heads And Tails, 1977 Heads And Tails was a BBC Kids TV programme written and produced by Michael Cole who enjoyed success in the 1970's and later in the 1990's with a number of Kids TV shows he created.Pr...

We Are The Champions

We Are The Champions, 1973 How about a little exercise for today's post.  Let's go back 49 years and look back at this perhaps forgotten Kids TV series.We Are The Champions jumped onto our Kids TV schedule...