Noah and Nelly in… SkylArk

Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk - 1976 Noah and Nelly was created by Grange Calveley, of Rhubarb fame. There were fifteen five minute films depicting a world loosely based around Noah's Ark, screened on BBC1 in 1...
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Potter’s Picture Palace

Potter's Picture Palace, 1976 Melvyn Hayes, of It Ain't Half Hot Mum fame, turns his hand to children's comedy. Potter's Picture Palace was a BBC kids comedy that ran for two series: one of seven episodes i...
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The Adventures Of Parsley

The Adventures Of Parsley, 1970 Spin Off from the cult kids classic "The Herbs".   The Adventures Of Parsley ran for thirty two five minute episodes, between 1970 and 1971.  It was broadcast in the slot that b...
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Nobody’s House

Ghostly Goings On In....Nobody's House, 1976 Some well known names from the world of television including: Brian Wilde, Brian Blessed and Joe Gladwin, make guest appearances in this mid 1970's Kids' TV series....

Blue Peter, 1958

Happy Birthday Blue Peter, 60 Years Old Today ! No it's not a typing error.  Blue Peter has been on our screens for 60 years today. The popular children's magazine program first broadcast in 1958 on BBC1, h...

Up Above The Skies And Houses It’s……

Rainbow, The Original Series, 1972 It became the butt of many a comedian's jokes.  Rainbow was the long running children's TV show that went out on a weekday lunchtime. It ran for a marathon 1071 episodes o...
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Vintage Kids Drama With The Changes

The Changes, 1975 The Changes was a ten part kids science-fiction series that first aired in early 1975. Adapted from a trilogy of books by author Peter Dickinson.  The BBC described 'The Changes' as a "ser...
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The Chuckle Brothers Classic

Chuckle Vision, 1987 In Tribute To Barry Chuckle (Elliot) Chuckle Vision was the long running kids TV series created by brothers Paul and Barry Elliott.  It clocked up 282 episodes over 21 series. Summary ...

Crackerjack !

CRACKERJACK ! 1955 It's Friday, It's Five To Five And It's Crackerjack! Crackerjack was the long running kids TV Comedy/variety show that ran for a mammoth 29 years and over 400 shows. Probably best know...

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 ...