Sooty as he looked in the 1970's

The Sooty Show

The Sooty Show - 1955 - Present This little fella has been appearing on our TV screens for over 50 years.  Sooty is the little yellow bear hand puppet, whose character was originally created by Harry Corbett. ...
popular 1970's kids TV show Here Come the Double Deckers

Here Come The Double Deckers, 1970

Here's a real oldie but goldie from when kids TV seemed far more interesting than it does today.  Thev series seems these days to have largely been forgotten about, but let's be honest it's over 40 years old an...
kids favourite Captain-Pugwash

Captain Pugwash, 1957

Cult kids show perhaps as famous for inferences as for it's popularity.  Captain Horatio Pugwash made his debut in a comic-strip format in the first issue of The Eagle in 1950, then appeared regularly as a stri...

The Clangers, 1969

Clangers was the popular  (now classed as cult tv) British stop-motion animated children's television series. The series was made up of short stories about a family of mouse-like creatures who live on, and i...

Fraggle Rock, 1983

From the creator of Sesame Street and the Muppet Show came Fraggle Rock.  Descrobed by Jim Henson as "a high-energy, raucous musical romp. It's a lot of silliness. It's wonderful" Fraggle Rock was aimed at a Fa...

Mr Benn, 1971

Mr Benn was the popular children's character who had fantastic adventures that would start with a visit to a fancy dress shop. The character was created by David Mc Kee and began life as a series of children...

Pardon My Genie – 1972

Pardon My Genie was a 1970s children's comedy series from the man that went on to create that other childrens' comedy classic Rentaghost.  Although aimed at a younger audience, the show found popularity with ad...

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 little cartoons, we co...

Bagpuss

Bagpuss - 1974 Perhaps one of the most fondly remembered children's television programs, Bagpuss came out top in a 1999 BBC poll to find the UK's favourite children's TV program. It was the brainchild of Ol...