The Pogles

The Pogles, 1965, Pogle's Wood, 1966 Even Children's TV Can Be Controversial...... Many readers will be aware of how certain TV shows have courted controversy over the years.  From Love Thy Neighbour, Till De...
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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...

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....

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...

Danger Mouse

Danger Mouse - 1981 (The Original Series) The British animated television series, produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television, between 1981 and 1992, clocking up no less than 181 episodes over it's r...

Andy Pandy

Andy Pandy, 1950 One of The original Watch With Mother shows this little fella is 70 years old this year.Andy Pandy was a British kids TV series that made it's debut on BBC TV in the summer of 1950.Ori...

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 ...