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...

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...

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...

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...