Classic Children's TV Shows From A Bygone Era

A list that is guaranteed to make you feel old. Programmes listed mostly appeared sometime after TV started realising that children watched TV too and sometime before the toy companies started realising that children watched TV too. You just can't get quality like this anymore.
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1.
Bagpuss (1974 TV Series)
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A melancholic children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. Bagpuss and his... (15 mins.)
“ Voted as the best BBC Kids programme of all time. Starred a pink cloth cat. Starred Gabriel the banjo wielding Toad, Madeleine the rag-doll, a woodpecker called Professor Yaffle who was a talking book-end and lots of mice who lived in the marvellous, mechanical, mouse-organ. The mice were normally on acid; hell-bent on heaving everything. Strange how the bigger characters never moved anything! Each episode started with Emily, the very young shop owner, bringing a sad *beep* item for Bagpuss to look at. ” - mtranson
 
2.
Button Moon (1980 TV Series)
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Mr Spoon and his family live on Junk Planet. He travels in his baked bean tin spaceship across blanket sky to Button Moon. There he meets many strange characters and watches stories unfold on other planets using his telescope. (11 mins.)
“ Mr and Mrs Spoon, Eggbert and the spoon's daughter, Tina T-Spoon. It's amazing how much he could see through the telescope back to Earth. ” - mtranson
 
3.
Captain Pugwash (1957 TV Series)
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(5 mins.)
“ Starred Roger the Cabin Boy, Master Bates and Seamen Staines. Excellent mushroom induced fun! ” - mtranson
 
4.
Danger Mouse (1981 TV Series)
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Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans. (25 mins.)
“ Colonel K would give Danger Mouse and Penfold (now confirmed as being a mole), who said "Ooh Crickey" a lot, a mission against the evil Barren Greenback - an asthmatic frog with heavy shopping. DM lived in a pillar box and had a cool yellow car that could turn into a plane. Class. ” - mtranson
 
5.
Animal Kwackers (1975 TV Series)
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Four garishly-coloured, music-loving animals - Rory the lion, Bongo the dog, Boots the tiger and Twang the monkey... (20 mins.)
“ The Kwackers were Bongo, Rory, Twang and Boots. Utter madness. ” - mtranson
 
6.
Bananaman (1983 TV Series)
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Stupid, but well-meaning and super-strong super-hero, Bananaman gets his strength from eating bananas... (5 mins.)
“ There once was an ordinary young boy called Eric but when Eric bit into a banana, an amazing transformation occurred. Eric is Bananaman! Cool eh! ” - mtranson
 
7.
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
“ Bingo, Fleegle, Drooper and Snorky. One of the most memorable theme tunes and a genuinly funny programme. I always enjoyed the car chase at the end with someone always falling for the "My cars broken down" joke. ” - mtranson
 
8.
The Adventure Game (1980 TV Series)
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Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they...
“ Bizarre celebrity quiz programme on BBC2. Four travellers would go around a maze of puzzles trying to win green cheese rolls before ending up at "The Vortex" a grid where you had to get from one end to the other without being captured by an invisible beam. Sheer bliss. ” - mtranson
 
9.
Battle of the Planets (1978 TV Series)
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A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. (30 mins.)
Director: David E. Hanson
“ Possibly the greatest show ever, Stirring theme tune, great stories, loathsome enemies. Ah yesterday!

7 Zark 7 - Looked after the undersea base
1 Rover 1 - Gave 7 Zark 7 a hand.
Chief Anderson - Their boss
Mark - Flew a plane.
Jason - Drove a racing car.
Tiny - Flew the Phoenix and was fat (that's why his name was Tiny!)
Princess - Rode a motorbike.
Keyop - Drove a egg-shaped car thing and spoke funny.

The loathsome enemy was Zoltar (who reported to "The Emperor" which was a bird face on a computer screen) ” - mtranson
 
10.
Camberwick Green (1966 TV Series)
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Iconic British children's animated series set in the fictional, picturesque village of the title. Each episode opens with a character emerging from a music box and they will be the central character of the forthcoming story. (15 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cant
“ Camberwick green was the posh bit of Trumptonshire. Old fashioned fun. ” - mtranson
 
11.
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The adventures of a superhero caveman and a trio of female amateur detectives.
“ The world's first super hero. Looking like a rather crap wookie, whenever anything was needed, Cavey always found it amongst his body hair, including, on odd occasions, rather large dinosaurs. Whenever his hair was shaved (for whatever reason) he'd always be wearing a pair of red-spotted boxer shorts. "Unga Munga. Bad time for a power failure." ” - mtranson
 
12.
The Adventures of Champion (1955 TV Series)
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The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's... (30 mins.)
“ *beep* Awful. ” - mtranson
 
13.
Chocky (1984 TV Series)
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The strange friendship between a young boy of Earth and an extraterrestrial from outer space. (30 mins.)
“ A big green floating thing in the middle of the room talking to children with a strange voice. Followed up by Chocky's Children which was just as bizarre. Theme tune was chilling to say the least - a screaming child followed by some soft *beep* ” - mtranson
 
14.
Chorlton and the Wheelies (1976 TV Series)
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A wonderfully eccentric series about Chorlton, a happy-go-lucky dragon (named after a suburb of Manchester) who unintentionally foils the evil schemes of a mad Welsh 'Kettle Witch' who tries to stop wheelie people having fun. (12 mins.)
Director: Chris Taylor
Stars: Joe Lynch
“ Certainly in the top 5 of the greatest ever kids shows ever. Chorlton was a bit of a stupid git really but as he was the biggest person around it didn't matter. If there is one programme people remember from their childhood then this is it! ” - mtranson
 
15.
The Clangers (1969 TV Series)
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Legendary British children's animation of the early 70s made by the 'Smallfilms' team of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin... (10 mins.)
“ Wee pink creatures who ate blue string and lived in space with the Soup Dragon and the Iron Chicken. Seriously - you can't make this stuff up!! ” - mtranson
 
16.
D'Artacan y los tres mosqueperros (1981 TV Series)
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In 17th century France, young Dogtanian travels to Paris to fulfill his ambition to become one of the King's Musketeers. He befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis and falls in love with Juliette. A doggy version of the tale. (30 mins.)
“ ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
IT'S A PRETTY STORY
SHARING EVERYTHING WITH FUN
THAT'S THE WAY TO BE
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
MUSKEHOUNDS ARE ALWAYS STEADY
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
HELPING EVERYBODY
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
CAN SOUND PRETTY CORNY
IF YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM CHUM
THINK HOW IT COULD BE
(LALALA LALALA)
THEY CROSS THEIR HEARTS AND PRAY
(LALALA LALALA)
THEY CROSS THEIR SWORDS NIGHT AND DAY
(LALALA LALALA)
THEY DRINK A BEER AND SWEAR
THEY'RE FAITHFUL TO THEIR KING
(LALALA LALALA)
NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY
(LALALA LALALA)
THEY'RE NEVER FAR AWAY
(LALALA LALALA)
THEY'RE ALWAYS READY TO FIGHT OR TO SING
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
MUSKEHOUNDS ARE ALWAYS READY
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
HELPING EVERYBODY
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
IT'S A PRETTY STORY
SHARING EVERYTHING WITH FUN
THAT'S THE WAY TO BE
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
MUSKEHOUNDS ARE ALWAYS STEADY
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
HELPING EVERYBODY
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
CAN SOUND PRETTY CORNY
IF YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM CHUM
THINK HOW IT COULD BE ” - mtranson
 
17.
Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970 TV Series)
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The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times. (30 mins.)
“ A red London Bus which was made into a kids camp/den. One of the kids was really fat and called doughnut and I think one of the lead girls was called Billy. The young girl "Tiger" owned a tiger! At the end of the theme tune at the end of the show they would all sing "See you next week" and all wave!! ” - mtranson
 
18.
Dungeons & Dragons (1983 TV Series)
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A group of kids are thrown into a fantasy world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant wants. (30 mins.)
“ Six kids from Earth are transported to a strange land where they meet a unicorn and the dungeon master. Little dungeon master would leave them a message and then bugger off sharpish before the bad guys, Venga, Tianat and the shadow demon arrived. He never told them the way home. Once, they did make it back, only for Venga to follow them, forcing them back into the D&D universe. Eventually they did make it back, time had not moved on in their absence and they just finished the Dungeons and Dragons ride as though nothing had happened. All quite mad. ” - mtranson
 
19.
The Flumps (1976 TV Series)
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The adventures of a family of cute, furry creatures - The Flumps. Grandpa Flump, Ma and Pa Flump, their eldest son Perkin, daughter Posie and youngest son Pootle. Each episode contains fun songs and a story from the 'Big Book'.
Stars: Gay Soper
“ Grandfather Flump and his Flumpet were the stars of this programme about small lumps of brown fur with legs. Pootle was the youngest and would never be seen without his bobble had, he also had a habit of rolling down hills all day. Pootle was joined by Possie and Perkin. Seriously? ” - mtranson
 
20.
Fraggle Rock (1983 TV Series)
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The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization. (30 mins.)
“ Story of The Fraggles who lived in a rock underneath a lighthouse. The Doozers built things and the large monsters who lived outside would try and catch the Fraggles. "Hey ma, I caught me a Fraggle". Sprocket was the lighthouse keepers dog. Superb. ” - mtranson
 
21.
Gentle Ben (1967 TV Series)
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The adventures in the Florida Everglades of a game warden, Tom Wedloe, his wife Ellen, their son Mark, and Mark's tame bear Ben. (30 mins.)
“ Utterly ridiculous show about a big bear, swamp and a little kid shouting BIN, BIN. The bear fell out of favour with holiday after an alcohol fueled sex scandal with Ben in the late 80s.

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/ben.wav ” - mtranson
 
22.
Godzilla (1978 TV Series)
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The crew of the research vessel, The Calico, investigate strange phenomena and often meet menaces that force them to summon Godzilla to help. (30 mins.)
“ A boat of 4 scientist who could press a big fat red button to call on Godzilla who could always stand knee high in the water and then swim underneath it. (no matter where they were in the world). In return the people looked after Godzookie the inept son of the green giant.

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/godzilla.wav ” - mtranson
 
23.
Grandad (1979 TV Series)
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Children's comedy serial. Clive Dunn plays a caretaker in a community hall and has a large (unseen) dog called Nero. (25 mins.)
“ The story was about an old caretaker called Charlie Quick. Clive Dunn's single "Grandad" reached number 1 in 1970! Truly awful cac. ” - mtranson
 
24.
Henry's Cat (1983 TV Series)
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Henry's Cat is a whimsical cartoon series that follows the adventures of a small yellow feline and his friends... (5 mins.)
“ An English Garfield. Terribly animated, awful voices, bloody brilliant. Who was Henry? ” - mtranson
 
25.
Hong Kong Phooey (1974 TV Series)
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A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime. (22 mins.)
“ Inspired.

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/phooey.wav ” - mtranson
 
26.
Ivor the Engine (1975 TV Series)
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Children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. In the 'top, left hand corner... (5 mins.)
“ Driven by Jones the steam and by the sound of the "voice", closely related to the Ant Hill Mob's car, Chuggaboom. The fire in the engine was created by Welsh dragons so now you know. ” - mtranson
 
27.
Jamie and the Magic Torch (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When Jamie shines his Magic Torch on the floor of his bedroom a hole appears, leading Jamie and Wordsworth the sheepdog to the psychedelic fantasy world of Cuckooland. (10 mins.)
“ You can't mention this programme without someone trying to sing the theme tune. Down the helter-skelter, faster and faster towards cuckoo land. Wordsworth the dog. The torch was more useful than a Swiss army knife.

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/jopen.wav ” - mtranson
 
28.
Jonny Briggs (1985 TV Series)
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(20 mins.)
“ Young boy, scrapes, top theme tune. Like Grange Hill, would become a breeding ground for actors later to appear in Casualty and Eastenders. Damn you to hell Jonny Briggs. ” - mtranson
 
29.
Little Blue (1976 TV Series)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Digby Turpin
“ An elephant who played with his Mum's biro in the bath and got stained blue. Again - another acid fueled trip into la la land. ” - mtranson
 
30.
The Littlest Hobo (1979 TV Series)
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The wandering adventures of an intelligent german shepherd dog.
“ The littlest hobo made his way across America helping people out before leaving for his next adventure. Kinda like a cop dog.

Kick ass theme: http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/litlhobo.wav ” - mtranson
 
31.
Le manège enchanté (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Cult classic children's animated series about a group of human and animal characters that gather at the roundabout / carousel in the park. Although the original series is French there are multiple versions from various countries. (5 mins.)
“ Renowned nowadays for it's drug references. Really??!! Dougal, he was just so laid back. Other characters included Florence, Dylan the rabbit, Bryan the Snail,Ermentrude, Zebedie, Rosalie, Paul, Basil, Mr Rusty and Mr McHenry. ” - mtranson
 
32.
Moomins (1977 TV Series)
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A stop-motion animated children's television series, often referred to as the Fuzzy Felt Moomins, based on the stories and illustrations by the Finnish author Tove Jansson. (8 mins.)
“ Hippo-like creatures that lived in a strange world. Moomin Poppa had his memories, Moominmomma made sure nobody came to much harm and Moomintroll was the main character and there were masses of episodes about a comet coming towards the Moomin planet and there was also Snufkin and Little Mi. Also involved were Too-ticky, Groke, Hobgoblin, Thingumy, Bob and of course, The Snork Maiden.

Fact: Moomins apparently woodland creatures living in Finland. They eat Amanita Muscaria mushrooms and dance madly to the deepest darkest rhythms. ” - mtranson
 
33.
Moschops (1983 TV Series)
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Enter the fun prehistoric world of Moschops the Therapsid and all his dinosaur friends in this classic 80s British children's animated series. Voiced by Bernard Cribbins. (5 mins.)
Director: Martin Pullen
“ A dinosaur that had to look after a flower. Was friendly with Mr Icthus and lots of other dinosaurs. The flower used to sing quite a lot too. *beep* off. ” - mtranson
 
34.
Mr Benn (1971 Mini-Series)
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Popular British children's animation series, repeated almost constantly since 1971. Mr Benn is the ordinary... (15 mins.)
Director: David McKee
Stars: Ray Brooks
“ This single? bloke was very smartly dressed (bowler hat and everything). For some reason he always went into the fancy dress shop; went in one door to get changed and would go out the other door into a great adventure. How apt. On returning home he would always find a momento of his visit in his pocket.

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/mrbenn.wav ” - mtranson
 
35.
Mr. Men (1974 TV Series)
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The Mr Men are a whole host of brightly colored characters that live in Misterland. All of them have names like Mr Happy, Mr Clumsy and Mr Greedy and their appearance and personality match their name. Narrated by Arthur Lowe. (7 mins.)
“ These were small blokes (to be followed later by Little Misses) who represented some emotion (Happy, Grumpy et all), physical deformaty (Mr Tall, Mr Strong) or state of mind (Mr Bump, Mr Clumsy). Later versions included Mr Acid, Mr Ketamine, Mr Socially Maladjusted and Mr Social Benefits Claimant. ” - mtranson
 
36.
The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series)
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (30 mins.)
“ Too many good things in this to mention. Pigs in Space and the chef were brilliant. ” - mtranson
 
37.
The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A trio of kids must search throughout 16th Century South America for personal answers linked to the legendary El Dorado. (28 mins.)
“ An Excellent French/Japanese Anime series spread over a massive 39 parts. Follows Three children, Esteban, Zia and Tao as they travel across South America with three Spaniards in search of the Legendary Cities of Gold. There's a LOT more to the plot than this, and features absolutely fantastic animation and music. Everybody remembers that theme tune, and the most remembered image is surely of the Great Golden Condor flying so gracefully across the sky! Look out for Maya and Aztec temples, the Nazca lines in Peru, reference to 2012 and a whole lot more. This was way ahead of it's time!!!

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/citiesofgold.mp3 ” - mtranson
 
38.
Paddington Bear (1976 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a little Peruvian bear living in London, UK. (30 mins.)
Director: Barry Leith
“ About a bear that eats marmalade sandwiches, and lives in London. Come on, catch up. ” - mtranson
 
39.
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Ant Hill Mob has to protect Penelope Pitstop from a murderous lawyer who is after her inheritance. (30 mins.)
“ Posh girl Pitstop gets a huge inheritance from an uncle, the man in charge of looking after it is actually evil git The Hooded Claw, master of disguise. He sets up loads of traps for Penelope and her only hope of rescue is the Anthill mob. Brilliant.

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/pitstop.wav ” - mtranson
 
40.
Rainbow (1972 TV Series)
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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories. (22 mins.)
“ Geoffrey (who now works for Sainsburys), Bungle (who was naked except when in bed or going to the beach), George (a hippo) and Zippy. Who could ask for more. ” - mtranson
 
41.
Rentaghost (1976 TV Series)
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Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public... (25 mins.)
Director: Paul Ciani
“ Three "spooks" live in a house and cause havoc for next door neighbours Harold and Ethel Meaker. The people the other side of the Meakers thought they were mad and much hilarity ensues. There was also the teleporting pantomime donkey. ” - mtranson
 
42.
Roland Rat: The Series (1986 TV Series)
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“ Started on TV-AM (practically saving the company) and then had his own series. Helped by Kevin (gerbil), Errol (welsh hamster) and Reggie (Hyper-active nephew). A kinda prequel to that annoying ginger twat on Channel 4 - Chris Evans. ” - mtranson
 
43.
The New Shmoo (1979 TV Series)
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A bizarre but lovable shapeshifting creature and his young comic book creator friends investigate reports of the paranormal.
“ Little white thing that could turn into any shape and was always out of breath. He solved crime and stuff. ” - mtranson
 
44.
She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985 TV Series)
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Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free. (22 mins.)
“ A crap He-Man. ” - mtranson
 
45.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
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The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends. (30 mins.)
“ Small blue creatures that lived in the forest. Each one was different and so led to a massive toy invasion. Chased around by Gargamel and his cat. ” - mtranson
 
46.
Spider-Man (1994 TV Series)
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A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life. (23 mins.)
“ Excellent. ” - mtranson
 
47.
Stig of the Dump (1981 Mini-Series)
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Young boy discovers a teenaged caveman living in the local rubbish dump. (25 mins.)
“ Prehistoric kid called Stig who lived in a quarry. His den was made of scrap and bottles etc. Some other kid discovered and made friends with him even though he could only speak in grunts. Jesus Christ. ” - mtranson
 
48.
Super Gran (1985 TV Series)
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The adventures of a superpowered grannie who fights crime in her commuity. (60 mins.)
“ Old woman (Molly Weir) saves the world from the evil Skunner Cambell. Brilliant! Theme tune sung by Billy Connolly. ” - mtranson
 
49.
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (1976 TV Series)
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(120 mins.)
“ With Noel Edmonds and Chegwin. People would ring in and say "I want to swap a Atari Paddle game with a marble" and away they'd go from there. Also stared John Craven and Maggie Philbin. ” - mtranson
 
50.
Take Hart (1977 TV Series)
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Host Tony Hart demonstrates various art projects along with cartoon sequences. (30 mins.)
“ Painting and stuff. ” - mtranson
 
51.
Terrahawks (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda... (23 mins.)
“ Gerry Anderson puppet fest about a team of people led by a clone Dr Ninestein with Hawkeye, Stew Dapples (an excellent send-up of Cliff Richard) and a series of balls, led by Major Zero (Windsor Davies) against three aliens Zelda, snotty lad and woman with wig and a load of cubes (who hissed rather than spoke). Several spaceships were used and all in all it was bloody great! ” - mtranson
 
52.
Thomas & Friends (1984 TV Series)
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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor. (54 mins.)
“ Told by Ringo Starr, oh how the mighty have fallen. The stories are great though. Lots of trains, the odd bus and a tram and of course, the fat controller is always on hand to stop any mischief. ” - mtranson
 
53.
Thundercats (1985 TV Series)
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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world. (30 mins.)
“ Snarf, Liono, Cheetara, Panthro, Mumra the everliving. Living on a distant planet and each with their own super powers.

http://www.kids-tv.co.uk/progs/sounds/thundercats.mp3 ” - mtranson
 
54.
Top Cat (1961 TV Series)
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Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats, always trying to cheat someone. (30 mins.)
“ A group of down and out felines always under the watchful eye of Officer Dibble. ” - mtranson
 
55.
The Trap Door (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house... (5 mins.)
“ Programme revolved around Burk having to make a meal for the big bloke upstairs and opening the trapdoor into a strange world populated by weird and dangerous creatures. He always managed to chase them away again though. ” - mtranson
 
56.
Trumpton (1967 TV Series)
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A sequel, of sorts, to Camberwick Green but set in the larger, nearby town of Trumpton. Each episode opens with the town hall clock and ends with the fire brigade band playing. Every show tells the story of one of the townsfolk. (15 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cant
“ Home of the fireman (Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb - but you knew that) who only ever put out one fire ("a real fire!"), a mayor, the woman with lots of dogs, and a flower shop. ” - mtranson
 
57.
Ulysses 31 (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition. (25 mins.)
“ It was all about Ulysses the 31st descendent of the original Ulysses? There was Ulysses, his young son Telemekis, a little girl who's an alien with strange powers and an annoying little red robot that was always getting into trouble. They had this really cool ship that was powered (I think) by this thing in the centre of it which was called the iris and could open and close. Ulysses (31) had basically pissed off the Greek gods and they banished his to fly through Hades (or, er, space) forever until he manages to find his way out. which of course he did in the end and escaped by going back in time and helping out the first Ulysses with a little bit of bother he was experiencing after his long journey home from the wars. Monster!!!

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/ulysses1.wav ” - mtranson
 
58.
Wacky Races (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The participants of an unusual car race compete around America. (30 mins.)
“ Just too damn bizarre this programme. Lots of cartoon characters you knew (and a load you didn't) racing each other. No trick was too much for Dick Dastardly, Boo Hiss.

The running order:

Peter Perfect - Turbo Terrific
Rock & Gravel (Slag Brothers) - Bouldermobile
Penelope Pitstop - Compact Pussycat
Ant Hill Mob - Bullet-proof Bomb
Dick Dastardly & Muttley - Mean Machine
Gruesome Twosome - Creepy Coupe
Rufus Ruffcut & Sawtooth - BuzzWagon
Sarge & Private Pinkley - Army Surplus Special
Professor Pat Pending - Convert-A-Car
Red Max - Crimson Haybailer
Luke & Blubber Bear - Arkansas Chug-A-Bug ” - mtranson
 
59.
“ A load of sad twats (mostly from council estates) who tried to convince us all to make crap from crap. ” - mtranson
 
60.
Willo the Wisp (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A series of 5 minute cartoons about a group of inhabitants of a forest. Willo the Wisp is a sprite formed from gas who narrates each story... (5 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Spargo
“ Mavis Cruet the fairy
Arthur the caterpillar (very stupid as I recall)
Carwash the cat
The Moog.. the..er Moog
The Astronauts
The Bookworm
Twit.. the bird that flew backwards
Evil Edna - the television (makes a sound like crisp bags being crushed when casting spells)

http://www.trembirth.demon.co.uk/sounds/willo1.wav ” - mtranson
 
61.
The Wombles (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The misadventures of a fantasy folk community dedicated to cleaning up litter and put it to their own use. (5 mins.)
“ Lovely fluffy creatures who went around Wimbledon Common collecting rubbish for Tobomoory who'd turn it into something useful. ” - mtranson
 
62.
Worzel Gummidge (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life. (60 mins.)
“ Jon Pertwee and Una Stubbs as the hapless scarecrow and snobby dressmakers doll. Lots of adventures with Worzel and his many heads and the evil Crowman who was always ready to put Worzel in his place. ” - mtranson