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.
I liked Spottydog on the Woodentops. Andy Pandy and Looby Loo was a bit rubbish. Tales of the Riverbank, with Hammy Hammster, Roderick Rat and GP the Guinea Pig. I think Johnny Morris may have supplied at least some voices. The Magic Roundabout was nicely surreal. And How! a sort of science for kids programme. Thunderbirds was a highlight of the week for me, I loved the expressionless faces and all the gadgets. These days I’m a bit of a culture vulture and only watch football and South Park.