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Favourite old children’s shows

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zscaler Sat 23-May-20 15:27:06

Sorry for shamelessly using AIBU for traffic!

I’m pregnant and feeling nostalgic for the children’s tv shows of my childhood! My absolute favourite was Old Bear Stories (from the Jane Hissey books), and I’ve just seen it’s all on YouTube so I can’t wait to show them to my baby!

What were your favourites, and do you think they beat out the Pepper Pigs of today?

KKSlider Sat 23-May-20 15:30:43

I loved Botton Moon, You and Me, Cockleshell Bay, Telebugs, and Playschool when I was tiny. I remember being frightened of Zelda (?) from Terrorhawks.

When I got a bit older I liked Willy Fog, Knightmare, Dogtanian, T-bag, and serials like The Tomorrow People and The Girl From Tomorrow (it appears my generation was fascinated with "tomorrow").

livelyredjellybean Sat 23-May-20 15:32:26

Anyone remember Sharky and George??? My little girl would LOVE it!

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 23-May-20 15:34:04

Funhouse- it's a whole lotta fun, prizes to be won.

Art Attack. Especially when he did the giant ones.

zscaler Sat 23-May-20 15:40:06

Yes to art attack, Sharky and George, and Dogtanian! I loved those

ouch321 Sat 23-May-20 15:43:24

Remember Sharkey and George. Sunday AM right?

Also kNightmare, FunHouse, Saved by the Bell. Play bus when younger.

Spied Sat 23-May-20 15:43:29

The Shoe People

Beekeeper1 Sat 23-May-20 15:53:11

I am really old - some of my favourites (back in the 1970's):

Kizzy
Lizzy Dripping
Rentaghost
Marine Boy
Whirlybirds
Casey Jones
Why don't you...?

Oh, my goodness, nostalgia is a double edged sword when it reminds one of how quickly the years have passedshock

Planesmistakenforstars Sat 23-May-20 15:53:15

Rentaghost when I was very young, but nothing could compare to Ulysses 31 when I was a bit older.

Beekeeper1 Sat 23-May-20 16:00:43

Did actually buy Lizzy Dripping on DVD a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed watching it again.

And Kizzy, in its entirety, is on youtube - never thought I would get to see it again!

And Catweazle - how could I forget Catweazle

Or Noggin The Nog
Animal Magic
Tales From The Riverbank
Pipkins

They are all coming back to me now!

Flipflopsaga Sat 23-May-20 16:12:31

The red hand gang. It was American and on in the school summer holidays. I ADORED it! grin

zscaler Sat 23-May-20 16:21:29

Noggin the Nog! I LOVED that!

Alltheprettyseahorses Sat 23-May-20 16:30:18

Maid Marian was the best bar none. Oh, and Owl TV - I used to love the theme tune.

Beekeeper1 Sat 23-May-20 16:31:56

Now I would like to see them all again, along with:

Hector's House
Ivor The Engine
Bagpuss
Captain Pugwash
Trumpton
Camberwick Green
Chigley
Black Beauty
Champion The Wonderhorse

Oh, so many fantastic memoriessmile

Peccary Sat 23-May-20 16:32:51

I had limited kids shows as was limited to forces TV but we did get Dogtanian, loved that

Winterwoollies Sat 23-May-20 16:44:02

Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, Huxley Pig, Button Moon, Shoe People, Allsorts, Bitsa, Hartbeat, Art Attack, Thomas the Tank Engine, James the Cat, Paddington (when he was real and fluffy and everything else was drawings), Pingu...

8misskitty8 Sat 23-May-20 16:48:57

Ragdolly anna (Pat Coombs was her owner)
Playschool
Cockleshell bay
Pigeon street
Fraggle rock
Dogtanion
Superted and supergran
Ulysses
Mr magica
Simon and the witch.

Peabody25 Sat 23-May-20 16:50:02

When I was younger our backyard, you and me, button moon, playschool, Jamie and the magic torch, then when I was older children's ward, woof, blue peter, byker grove, Grange Hill, fun house, art attack, hartbeat

vampirethriller Sat 23-May-20 16:52:35

Trapdoor. I've got it on DVDgrin
Willy Fogg
She Ra

DoraemonDingDong Sat 23-May-20 16:53:47

Dogtanian
Moomins
Lottie (from Oliver Postgate)
Bagpuss
Ulysses
Doraemon (my namesake)
Professor IQ (some times translated as Professor Slump)

sanityisamyth Sat 23-May-20 16:54:00

Literally never heard of most of these and not ever seen any of them.

BobbinThreadbare123 Sat 23-May-20 16:56:54

Have you ever, ever felt like this? Have strange things happened? Are you going Round the Twist?

Penny Crayon
Bucky O'Hare
Dogtanian
Cities of Gold
Defenders of the Earth
Thundercats
Watt on Earth
The Girl from Tomorrow
Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon
Raccoons
Digimon (I was probs getting a bit old by this point)
Rainbow
Button Moon
Bodger and Badger

UrbanHarridan Sat 23-May-20 17:04:06

Flipflopsaga I loved the Red Hand Gang, the theme tune was great too.
Chocky
Seaview (with Yvette Fielding years before Most Haunted)
When very young my DM said my favourite show was Chorlton and the Wheelers.

1Morewineplease Sat 23-May-20 17:05:10

Ooh @Beekeeper1 ... you have taken me back. What a great list. Can I add a few more?

The Herbs
Crystal Tips and Alastair
Mary, Mungo and Midge
Andy Pandy
The Clangers
Magic Roundabout

Might have to pop over to YouTube myself, now.

vampirethriller Sat 23-May-20 17:07:59

The Treacle People and Poddington Peas, too.

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