Popular British children's animation series, repeated almost constantly since 1971. Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street of Festive... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
Animated series centering on three bears who live in a zoo. Every now and then they try to sneak out of the zoo. So the zoo keeper and his assistant try to stop them or apprehend them when ... See full summary »
'Pipkins' was one of the best children's shows of the 1970s, with its manic (and in some cases, Brummie) puppets Hartley the Hare, Topov the Monkey, and the ever-experimenting Pig. There was also Tortoise, and the French ostrich Octavia. There was also a bloke called Wayne who kept the whole thing together.
'Time!!!' was an insert in each show with a lot of clocks, but I can't really remember why now. But the best of all was Hartley's put downs of Pig ('oh shut up, Pig!') and his ineffectual flirting with Octavia. Great fun in an era which also had Morph the plasticine man, and Zippy, Bungle and the curiously camp George in 'Rainbow'.
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