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1. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

Votes: 10,432

2. Bagpuss (1974– )

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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A melancholic children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 502

3. The Clangers (1969–1974)

10 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Legendary British children's animation of the early 70s made by the 'Smallfilms' team of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, this series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the ... See full summary »

Star: Oliver Postgate

Votes: 378

4. Blue Peter (1958– )

25 min | Family

6.5
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British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14. The show has different segments where the presenters would show the ... See full summary »

Stars: Konnie Huq, Valerie Singleton, Christopher Trace, Liz Barker

Votes: 282

5. Ivor the Engine (1975–1977)

5 min | Animation, Family

7.5
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Children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. In the 'top, left hand corner of Wales' runs an archaic railway line staffed by such characters as Jones the Steam ... See full summary »

Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson, Oliver Postgate, David Edwards

Votes: 191

6. 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005 TV Special)

245 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

6.7
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A list compiling the 100 Greatest cartoons, new and old, as voted by the British public.

Directors: Esther Dere, Anna Gien | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Joe Alaskey, Terry Alderton, Kelly Asbury

Votes: 112

7. The Alchemists of Sound (2003 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

8.1
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A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who (1963).

Director: Roger Pomphrey | Stars: Oliver Postgate, Roger Limb, Mark Ayres, Brian Hodgson

Votes: 57

8. Noggin the Nog (1959–1965)

10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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"In the Lands of the North, where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the North Lands sit by their great log fires, and they tell a tale..."

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Ronnie Stevens

Votes: 49

9. Clangers (2015– )

10 min | Animation

8.2
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Major Clanger and his family are back for more gentle, life-affirming adventures for the whole family, with the first new episodes of The Clangers for over forty years.

Star: Michael Palin

Votes: 41

10. Pogle's Wood (1965–1968)

10 min | Animation, Family

7.9
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Animated series by Oliver Postgate about Mr and Mrs Pogle, their son Pippin and his friend Tog.

Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Steve Woodman, Oliver Postgate

Votes: 35

11. Ivor the Engine (1959–1964)

10 min | Animation, Family

7.9
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A black and white series about a small steam engine on an old-fashioned railway in Wales, and the characters he encounters.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, David Edwards, Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson

Votes: 31

12. I Love 1970's (2000– )

60 min | Documentary

6.6
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Celebrities recall the pop culture of Britain in the 1970s.

Stars: Wayne Hemingway, Fiona Allen, Tony Blackburn, Julie Burchill

Votes: 30

13. Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (2005 Video)

68 min | Documentary

7.0
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An in-depth examination of the complete production of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005).

Stars: Douglas Adams, Garth Jennings, Nick Goldsmith, Spike Jonze

Votes: 24

14. Noggin the Nog (1979–1980)

10 min | Animation, Family

8.0
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"In the Lands of the North, where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the North Lands sit by their great log fires, and they tell a tale..."

Stars: Ronnie Stevens, Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr

Votes: 21

15. Tottie: The Story of a Dolls' House (1984– )

Animation, Family

8.4
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Based on the children's novel of the same name by Rumer Godden, this 10-part stop-motion animated mini-series tells the story of Tottie, a small wooden Dutch doll, and her "family of dolls"... See full summary »

Stars: Anna Calder-Marshall, Nancy Gair, Olwen Griffiths, Oliver Postgate

Votes: 20

16. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Mouse Mill (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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The mice convince Bagpuss that Emily's latest find - a model of a watermill - takes in breadcrumbs and butter beans and produces chocolate biscuits. Yaffle isn't fooled and reveals it to be a joke.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 13

17. The Pingwings (1961– )

10 min | Animation, Family

7.6
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Stories about a family of small, knitted, penguin-type creatures that live on Berrydown Farm.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Olwen Griffiths

Votes: 9

18. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: Ship in a Bottle (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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Emily brings in a bottle containing pieces of wood. Professor Yaffle says that it is a ship in a bottle, Bagpuss wonders where such a ship would sail. Bagpuss then tells a story about mermaids which magically repairs the ship.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 9

19. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Hamish (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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Emily's thing is said by Bagpuss to be a Hamish, a small soft Scottish animal with a voice like Bagpipes. Yaffle and the Mice believe it to be a porcupine without quills and sing to it to ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 9

20. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Frog Princess (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Emily brings into the shop a collection of ornamental enamel pieces. The toys think these are a cat, a mouse and a bird at first. Gabriel decides they are the necklace of a frog princess who didn't like any prince so kissed a frog.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 8

21. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Ballet Shoe (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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Emily brings Bagpuss and friends a single ballet shoe. After Yaffle wonders what use it could be, the mice demonstrate it makes a nice boat.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 7

22. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Elephant (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Bagpuss and friends are brought a small elephant, with no ears, stuffed with straw. Bagpuss explains how its ears fell off and it got stranded on a desert island and was rescued by mice who... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 7

23. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Owls of Athens (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Emily brings a very dirty old rag into the shop which Professor Yaffle can see no value to. The mice clean it and reveal a picture of an owl with the word Athens beneath it. Madeline tells the story of The Owls of Athens.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 7

24. Pinny's House (1986– )

Animation, Family

6.8
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Stories about two pin-sized wooden dolls that live in a tiny doll's house on a mantelpiece.

Star: Mathilda Thorpe

Votes: 6

25. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: Flying (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Emily brings a basket into the shop. The mice find a twig broom in it so Gabriel and Madeleine sing a song about the old woman who cleans cobwebs out of the sky. The mice then try to make a flying machine out of the basket.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 6

26. The Clangers (1969–1974)
Episode: Flying (1969)

Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

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Star: Oliver Postgate

Votes: 6

27. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: Old Man's Beard (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Emily brings in a plant called Old Man's Beard. The friends try to figure out why it is so called. Bagpuss tells the story of a King who used his silvery beard to make carpets. Madeline then sings a song about a master weaver.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 6

28. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Fiddle (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Emily brings in an old bucket with a hole in it. It turns out that a leprechaun - an old friend of Bagpuss - lives in this bucket, and his magic fiddle plays them some tunes.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 6

29. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Giant (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Emily brings in a model of a giant, and Bagpuss tells the story of how a kindly witch makes an unhappy giant happy.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 6

30. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: The Wise Man (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bagpuss and his friends learn of a Chinese wise man, his friends the turtles and his love of solitude.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 6

31. Bagpuss (1974– )
Episode: Uncle Feedle (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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Emily brings a piece of cloth in which the mice claim is a house for a rag doll. They fold the cloth so Bagpuss can wear it as a thinking cap and think up the story of Uncle Feedle. Gabriel sings a song about living on a bus.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 6

32. Small Time (1955– )

15 min

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Children's programme of stories and pictures.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Muriel Young, Janet Nicholls, Ivan Owen

33. Here and Now (1961–1964)

15 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Huw Thomas, Michael Ingrams, Michael Nelson, Steve Race

34. Children's TV on Trial (2007– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

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A study of television programmes made for children from the 1950s to the present day. Although named as a follow-up to _"TV on Trial" (2005) (mini)_ this is very different, as it is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Halliley, Edward Barnes, John Craven, Anna Home

35. Animation Nation (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Dave Borthwick, John Coates, Brian Cosgrove, Peter Firmin

36. What a Mess (1979–1980)

5 min | Animation, Family

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Star: Frank Muir

37. Open House with Gloria Hunniford (1998– )

75 min | Documentary

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Daytime TV afternoon lifestyle programme for Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE), Ireland.

Stars: Gloria Hunniford, Honor Blackman, June Whitfield, Susan Hampshire

38. Summerhouse (1960–1961)

30 min | Family

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Stars: Anthony Oliver, The Eric Darby Trio, Sheila O'Neill, Pat Pleasance

39. Top 50 Greatest Celebrity Animals (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

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An entertaining countdown of the Top 50 animals of all time - cartoons, programs, news items, legends...they're all here!

Director: Sohail Shah | Stars: Nick Baker, Danny Bamping, Tony Bilsborough, Michael Bond

40. Ivor the Engine and the Story of Smallfilms (2005 TV Movie)

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Director: Phillip Moss | Stars: Peter Firmin, Oliver Postgate

41. The Seal of Neptune (1960– )

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Children's programme featuring the underwater adventures of a seahorse and a shrimp.

Star: Oliver Postgate

42. Little Laura (1968– )

Animation, Family

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Long forgotten animated series from Smallfilms about a posh little girl with a mouflon hat.

43. The Bad Food Guide (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Merryn Threadgold | Stars: Paul Clayton, Clement Freud, Marguerite Patten, Cyril Postgate

44. The Mermaid's Pearls (1962– )

Animation

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Star: Oliver Postgate

45. Children's TV on Trial (2007– )
Episode: 1960s (2007)

Documentary, Family

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Director: Toby Sculthorp | Stars: Mark Halliley, Sylvia Anderson, Edward Barnes, Biddy Baxter

46. Small Time (1955– )
Episode: Alexander the Mouse (1958)

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Stars: Oliver Postgate, Jill Williams

47. Clangers (2015– )
Episode: Baby Soup Clanger (2015)

11 min | Animation

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Directors: Mole Hill, Chris Tichborne | Star: Michael Palin

48. Ivor the Engine (1975–1977)
Episode: Bluebell

Animation, Family

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Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson, Oliver Postgate

49. Clangers (2015– )
Episode: Bubble Trouble (2015)

11 min | Animation

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Directors: Mole Hill, Chris Tichborne | Star: Michael Palin

50. Ivor the Engine (1975–1977)
Episode: Buying Things

Animation, Family

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Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson, Oliver Postgate