The Ghosts Of Motley Hall

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 s...

The Box Of Delights

The Box Of Delights, 1984 The Box Of Delights is a BBC children's fantasy series.  Running for six episodes in 1984 it was based on author John Masefield's novel of the same name.Writer John Masefield had ...

Vision On

Vision On, 1964 Vision On was a children's TV show that was designed specifically for children with hearing impairment.  It ran for fifteen series between 1964 and 1976, during which there were some one hundre...

Screen Test

Screen Test, 1970 First of all apologies, once you've read this post the theme will be playing in your head for days !Screen Test was a Children's game show that aired on the BBC f0r fourteen years.  In th...

Morph

Morph, 1977 An early creation from Aardman Animations.  Morph was a series of animated shorts about a mischievous clay character, produced using stop-motion techniques.Morph first appeared in 1977 interact...

Emu’s World

Emu's World, 1982 It's the One With The Pink Windmill....Two years after the end of the BBC TV show Emu's Broadcasting Company it was off to ITV.  Emu's world ran until 1988 with a few changes over the yea...

Think Of A Number

Think Of A Number, 1978 Think Of A Number was the first of many science and mathematics programs to be made by Johnny Ball.Around 1978, Johnny Ball was perhaps best known for his role as a presenter on the...

Keith And Orville’s Quack Chat Show

Keith And Orville's Quack Chat Show, 1989 Perhaps at the height of his career Keith Harris alongside Cuddles the monkey and Orville the duck presented this popular kids TV show.The show ran to thirty five ...

Boogie Boogie – It’s Metal Mickey

Metal Mickey 1980 Metal Mickey was a five-foot-tall fictional robot, that was created, controlled and voiced by Johnny Edward.  It was a modernised vision of a 1950's space toy.Metal Mickey first appeared ...