The Best Of British Children's TV (in my opinion)by johnno74 | created - 03 Nov 2013 | updated - 31 Jan 2017 | Public
Most of the programs I watched when I was a kid, or ever watched that count as 'children's' programs was American, but there was some British ones I watched as well. Because it's a small percentage, I thought I might list the British ones first. It has long been debated what counts as a Children's Program. For instance, I remember watching EastEnders when I was ten, but I don't think anybody would call it 'children's', even though some of the cast was once interviewed on Live & Kicking. Nor would I certainly call The Young Ones 'children's', due to some explicit scenes. There's only quite a few on there, but that's because it was more US for me than UK. You may see quite a lot of Gerry Anderson and Aardman on the list, but who cares? They're the best of UK kid's TV. I never enjoyed any of the stuff you get on CBeebies. Of course, being that a program is a children's program. It does not mean that an adult cannot watch it. I know certain adults who still watch Wallace & Gromit and the Simpsons; they count as children's programs. In fact, Natalie Cassidy once said Dora The Explorer was one of the best children's programs she ever saw, so she must have watched it. I never saw it (it does not appeal to me personally, but it ain't because of its target audience), but you see what I mean. The American ones will be listed later.
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2. Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation (1996 Video)
75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A collection of some of the most popular work featuring Wallace and Gromit.
Director: Nick Park
Votes: 3,763 | Gross: $1.00M
This includes the 4 short films and that documentary series.
6. The Amazing Adventures of Morph (1980–1981)
5 min | Animation, Family
The Gobbledygook spouting, shape-shifting little Plasticine man who first appeared in the 1977 arty TV show "Take Hart" gets his own series. Morph, his pet nailbrush and naughty "twin" Chas have all sorts of adventures.
Star: Tony Hart
8. Le manège enchanté (1964– )
5 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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 dubbed versions from other countries.
9. Microsoap (1998–2000)
25 min | Comedy, Drama
Initially the plotline concerned the problems of a brother and sister whose parents have separated, but by the second season both parents had new married partners and the show concentrated ... See full summary »
11. Look and Read (1967– )
It was a collection of TV series, but they all had a similar flavour that united them. I remember watching some of them when I was an elementary school student. The ones I watched include; Sky Hunter Dark Towers Fairground Geordie Racer (my personal favourite) Through The Dragon's Eye Spy Watch (although I've only seen the first 2 episodes) Captain Crimson and The Legend Of The Lost Keys
12. Creature Comforts (2003– )
10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Stop-motion animated series with a cast of animals, sound-biting on a specific topic each episode, such as creatures' sporting adventures, Christmas, and visits to veterinarians. The show ... See full summary »
plus the 1989 short film
15. Byker Grove (1989–2006)
30 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Byker Grove follows the lives and relationships of a group of young people who are members of a youth club.
Debatable as it may sound; Byker Grove has more of a teen-program-type flavour, but it was definitely on CBBC when I watched it. Presumably the target audience is both children and teenagers.
16. Supercar (1961–1962)
30 min | Family, Sci-Fi
Supercar was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air, on land or beneath the sea. Its test pilot was Mike Mercury, who traveled the world in search of adventure. Supercar was ... See full summary »
20. Fireball XL5 (1962–1963)
30 min | Family, Sci-Fi
Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 ... See full summary »
24. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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. Trans World Sport (1987– )
52 min | News, Sport
A weekly roundup of sports news and action from around the world.