This programme was part of a BBC children's television series titled Watch with Mother, with a different programme each weekday, most of them involving string puppets. The Flower Pot Men ...
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This programme was part of a BBC children's television series titled Watch with Mother, with a different programme each weekday, most of them involving string puppets. The Flower Pot Men was the story of Bill and Ben, two little men made of flower pots who lived at the bottom of an English suburban garden behind a potting shed. The third character was Little Weed, of indeterminate species, somewhat resembling a sunflower or dandelion with a happy face. Written by
Based on three stories by Hilda Brabban, sold outright to the BBC for a guinea: ie one pound and one shilling in the UK's pre-decimal system (£1.1.0), equivalent to one pound and five pence, decimal (£1.05). See more »
For me it was the most influential television show of all.... trippy and hilarious...it was my favorite show as a small child but it wasn't until i watched it again 25 years later that I truly appreciated just how funny and occasionally twisted the show really was...the episode with the Stickman named Nubbly has wee touches of subversive genius...the insistent bean squirrel...the depressed bellows...Slowcoach the Tortoise...and of course the omnipotent Little Weed...Bill and Ben themselves were a sublime comic team..I must say that the remake was a disaster removing all the elements that made the show so bizarre...
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