Childrens television programmes of the past

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.

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  • Bless you Jonesy... is that your childlike self being packed up and put away :( onwards to reality and the innocence being stepped aside for that thing called “real life”

    Ellie you are very insightful and there is probably a great deal of truth in this. I had a real sense as a kid that my childhood was slipping away from me too early and even back then felt very sad about it. Yet conversely I was gobsmacked by the cruelty of my peers and couldn't wait for them to grow up and be nice to me.... of course that never happened! My whole life I've felt stuck in a weird limbo land where I'm either too juvenile or to grown up but never on the same level as everyone else...its only in the last few years I've known why.

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