Pipkins

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...

Chigley

Chigley, 1969 The final stop-motion children's TV series in the 'Trumpton Trilogy'.  Chigley ran for 13 episodes in 1969.Created by Gordon Murray it used the same stop-motion production techniques as it's ...

Record Breakers

Record Breakers, 1972 Perhaps alongside Blue Peter, which is still running today, Record Breakers is one of the longest running kids TV shows.The show itself was a spin off from a feature on Blue Peter in ...

The Clangers

The Clangers, 1969 All grown up! This post, originally featured back in 2015, was put together by my 10 year old daughter who has now grown up!If any readers have kids that have favourite Kids shows old fr...
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Catweazle

Catweazle, 1970 Catweazle was a cult Sunday teatime kids drama series.  Despite it only running for two seasons it's still fondly remembered over 40 years after it's first broadcast.  A third series was in the...
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The Scariest Kids TV Programme Ever Made?

Children Of The Stones, 1977 This seven part children's TV drama series has been dubbed "the scariest programme ever made for children".From a time when children's TV was rather good it won't surprise any ...
cult kids tv characters the wombles

Keeping Things Tidy With…..

The Wombles, 1973 This now cult kids TV favourite was created by Children's author Elisabeth Beresford.  The Wobbles first appeared in a series of children's books in 1968.The first book appeared on anothe...

The Mr Men, Original TV Series

The Mr Men, 1974 Is it really 50 years since these now cult characters were originally created?Author Roger Hargreaves first created his popular characters in 1971 with the release of his first Mr Men book...
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Grange Hill

Grange Hill, 1978 It's over 40 years since Grange Hill first opened it's doors.  The kids TV drama has now achieved almost cult status among TV viewers of a certain age.The series ran a marathon 31 series ...
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After Tiswas Came…No.73

No. 73, 1982 No. 73, Saturday morning TV with a twist.For many years Tiswas, Swap Shop and Saturday Superstore were the must see Saturday morning TV.  in 1980 Television South won the contract to provide I...