Jackanory

Jackanory, 1965 Jackanory was the now cult kids TV series, devised to encourage an interest in reading.First airing in 1965 the series ran until 1995.  In it's first 30 year run around 3,500 episodes were ...

How!

How!, 1966 How! was the long running kids TV series that ran for seventeen series over two hundred and fifty episodes.Despite becoming a kids classic it might surprise readers to know that How did not star...

Playschool

Playschool, 1964 Play School was a British children's television series aimed at preschool children.  It ran from 1964 until 1988.The series originally appeared on weekdays at 11 am on BBC2 and received Ho...

Swap Shop

Multi - Coloured Swap Shop - 1976 How many people reading this post remember ringing Swap Shop when they were kids?  You could actually speak to the guest and there were many famous ones over the years.  This ...

Roobarb

Roobarb, 1974 Many years ago in a time before even neighbours, there used to be a short slot at the end of children's television, just before the evening news.Over the years this saw some interesting littl...

Emu’s Last Stand….

Emu TV - 1989 Running for just one series of 22 episodes in 1989, Emu TV was the last 'live action' television series to feature the famous bird, alongside it's creator Rod Hull, that had enthralled British au...

The Ghosts Of Motley Hall

The Ghosts Of Motley Hall, 1976 BBC had Rentaghost, so in the days when there were only three channels there had to be a ghost series on ITV.Largely forgotten about in these days of repeating classic old s...

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...