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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 ...
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

Chorlton And The Wheelies

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...