Andy Pandy

Andy Pandy, 1950 One of The original Watch With Mother shows this little fella is 70 years old this year.Andy Pandy was a British kids TV series that made it's debut on BBC TV in the summer of 1950.Ori...

Playschool

Playschool, 1964 Play School was a British children's television series aimed at preschool children.  It ran from 1964 until 1988.The series originally appeared on weekdays at 11 am on BBC2 and received Ho...

Swap Shop

Multi - Coloured Swap Shop - 1976 How many people reading this post remember ringing Swap Shop when they were kids?  You could actually speak to the guest and there were many famous ones over the years.  This ...

Roobarb

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 littl...

The Mr Men, Original TV Series

The Mr Men, 1974 Author Roger Hargreaves first created his popular characters in 1971 with the release of his first Mr Men book: Mr Tickle.This post concentrates on the original TV series narrated and voic...

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...

Talking Animals ? It Must Be…..

Animal Magic, 1962 I always felt they should bring this back with Paul O Grady hosting.  Animal Magic had to be one of the most imaginative children's television programs ever.  It combined education and a sen...

Ludwig

Ludwig, 1977 A forgotten kids cartoon from the 1970's.Ludwig was a surreal 1977 British-made children's cartoon about a magical egg-shaped gemstone who lived in a forest.There were twenty five episodes...
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The Adventures Of Parsley

The Adventures Of Parsley, 1970 Spin Off from the cult kids classic "The Herbs".   The Adventures Of Parsley ran for thirty two five minute episodes, between 1970 and 1971.  It was broadcast in the slot that b...