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...

Vision On

Vision On, 1964 Vision On was a children's TV show that was designed specifically for children with hearing impairment.  It ran for fifteen series between 1964 and 1976, during which there were some one hundre...

Screen Test

Screen Test, 1970 First of all apologies, once you've read this post the theme will be playing in your head for days !Screen Test was a Children's game show that aired on the BBC f0r fourteen years.  In th...

Morph

Morph, 1977 An early creation from Aardman Animations.  Morph was a series of animated shorts about a mischievous clay character, produced using stop-motion techniques.Morph first appeared in 1977 interact...

Emu’s World

Emu's World, 1982 It's the One With The Pink Windmill....Two years after the end of the BBC TV show Emu's Broadcasting Company it was off to ITV.  Emu's world ran until 1988 with a few changes over the yea...