RETRO KIDS TV PROGRAMMES
Added on: 5th Oct 2014
Based on the books by Elizabeth Beresford,
this animated series follows a group of creatures living in
Wimbledon Common who spent their time picking
up litter left by humans.
At the head of the group is Great Uncle Bulgaria
who mans the burrow and sends out his fellow Wombles.
The original series aired in 1973 for the BBC and a
second series was commissioned 1996 for ITV.
The first season (1973) aired on random weekdays at 5:40pm.
Come season 2 (1975) however, a more rigid schedule
was used: the show aired each weekday, but still at 5:40pm.
He first hit our TV screens in his psychedelic shirts and
jumpers presenting a children’s talk show called Search,
in which enthusiastic youngsters aired their views.
Then, in 1972, he made television history presenting
the first BBC news programme specially made for children –
John Craven’s Newsround. John helped to shape the show.
Wearing informal clothes and sitting in front of his desk,
he explained the news clearly and simply enough for
a 9-year-old to understand.
In 1989, just days after announcing his departure from
Newsround, John made the move away from children’s TV and
began to present Countryfile.
Andy Pandy, the British children's television series,
the original incarnation of which premiered on BBC TV on
11 July 1950, as part of the For the Children strand (later Watch with mother).
Originally live, a series of 13 filmed programmes was shown until
1970, when a new series was made. A third series was made in 2002.
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, often referred to as
Captain Scarlet, is a 1960s British science-fiction television
series produced by the Century 21 Productions company of
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, John Read and Reg Hill.
The first episode was aired on September 29, 1967
and the Final episode on May 14, 1968.
Doctor Who first hit TV screens at teatime on
23 November 1963 on BBC1. The original series ran
from 1963 to 1989. It returned on 26 March 2005
with the episode Rose, starring Billie Piper as the
eponymous Ms Tyler and Christopher Eccleston as
the ninth Doctor.
The Clangers was a British animated children's television
series of short stories about a family of mouse-like creatures
who live on, and in, a small blue planet. They speak in whistles,
and eat green soup supplied by the Soup Dragon.
The first episode appeared on our screens on
November 16, 1969 and the final episode on
October 10, 1974.
Tiswas was a Saturday morning children's British
television series which ran from 5 January 1974 to
3 April 1982. A mixture of pop music, cartoons, sport,
comedy and other child-friendly items, linked in a loose,
off-the-cuff style by John Asher, with one Chris Tarrant
‘bringing you the news behind the news’.
The serialisation was filmed in 1968, and was shown in
seven parts. The director was Julia Smith, who subsequently
became producer for "Eastenders". The filming of the railway
sequences was completed in ten days, and ended shortly
before the railway was re-opened to the public.
It first aired in 1958 and is the longest-running
children's TV show in the world. A Blue Peter badge is a
much coveted award for Blue Peter viewers, given by
the BBC children's television programme for those
appearing on the show, or in recognition of achievement.
They are awarded to children aged 6 to 15, or to adults who
have been guests on the programme.