Even Children’s TV Can Be Controversial……

The Pogles, 1965, Pogle's Wood, 1966 Many readers will be aware of how certain TV shows have courted controversy over the years.  From Love Thy Neighbour, Till Death Us Do Part to the famous drowning scene in ...
parsley and his friends in the cult kids tv series the herbs

Remember A Lion Called Parsley?

The Herbs, 1968 The Herbs was a children's TV show broadcast on the BBC.  It ran for one series of thirteen episodes in 1968. Created by Michel Bond who also created Paddington Bear.  The Herbs was made by ...
cult itv kids lunchtime show chorlton and the wheelies

Vintage Kids Lunchtime Fun With,,,,,

Chorlton And The Wheelies, 1976 Chorlton and The Wheelies was created by Cosgrove - Hall who would later have further success with Danger Mouse. It ran for three series wheeling up forty episodes along the ...

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...