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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...

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...

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 shows, some familiar faces from the ...