Being born in the fifties, and having my formative years in the sixties and seventies, I believe some of the best television programmes were those made for children. I am a great fan of programmes made for children, and even now think there is some quality work there.But some of the programmes of rhe past excelled in real quality.
For starting this thread I will include one or two of my favourites from the sixties to the eighties.
I will come back to this later with others, I think my avatar would indicate one of my favourites so that goes without saying, for the moment.
The Owl service, a programme made in the late sixties, a mystery about a tea service and the remote.locarion it was set in.
Follyfoot, with its theme tune about a farm for retired horses, the characer of Dora every lad in my year fell in love with
Children of the Stones, a very creepy tale set in Avebury, with similarities to the Wicker Man
The Witches and the Grinnygog, a tale of a gargoyle with a seemingly strange power.
Worzel Gummidge, with Jon Pertwee and Una Stubbs at their best.
Others to come, but opening up to reminiscences from other people.
My claim to fame moment...I named Shep the Blue Peter puppy! ...back in 1971 or maybe early 72 they had a competition to name him, had to send it in on a postcard... several kids including me thought of Shep, didn't get on the show but my postcard was shown to camera and got a Blue Peter badge and a letter from Biddy Baxer.
A Blue Peter Badge is an acolade to be proud of! I hope you still have it and wear it with pride!
One of the characters in the Aardman film 'Pirates' wears a Blue Peter badge, which I found quite amusing!
Bless Shep, and Noaksey
That was you? Do you still have the badge?