Swap Shop

Multi - Coloured Swap Shop - 1976 This one ended 40 years ago this year, just like that other Saturday morning legend we mentioned last week.How many people reading this post remember ringing Swap Shop whe...

Animal Magic

Animal Magic, 1962 As the news announced today, 15th February 2022, that Bristol Zoo is to close I immediately remembered Animal Magic.I've always felt they should bring this back with Paul O Grady hosting...

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 ...

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...
the original bill and ben the flowerpot men

The Original Flower Pot Men

(Bill and Ben) Flower Pot Men, 1952 A piece of kids cult TV. (Bill and Ben) Flower Pot Men was is a British children's program, originally part of a BBC children's television series: Watch with Mother.Watc...

Mr Benn

Mr Benn, 1971 My 6 year old son has been devouring these as bedtime stories, proving the old ones are the best.Mr Benn was the popular children's character who had fantastic adventures that would start wit...

Noggin The Nog

Noggin The Nog, 1959 Noggin the Nog is a popular British children's character that appeared in his own TV series (of the same name) and series of illustrated books.He was the brainchild of Oliver Postgate ...
cult kids tv classic the magic roundabout

The Magic Roundabout

The Magic Roundabout, 1965 (original version) This now cult kids TV show was first created in 1963 in France by Serge Danot with help from Ivor Wood and his French wife, Josiane.  The French version began tran...

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...