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. Other characters included Evil Edna (a witch ... 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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
'Take Hart' was one of the forerunners of art programmes aimed at the younger generation (Rolf's Saturday Club and Art Attack followed). Tony Hart himself had been in TV in various shows for years before this series came into being, but this was his best.
Remember Morph (the little brown plasticine figure with big eyes who was always interrupting things and causing problems?) and his little friend Chad (like Morph but white not brown). And Mr Bennett the caretaker who always popped up at inopportune moments? And let's not forget the Gallery, which showcased children's art efforts to the tune of 'He Was Oh So Beautiful' (or did I dream that?).
Of course Tony Hart was an inventive artist too and a kindly and comforting presence for children's TV. In a era of loud presenters and raucous programming it is a good interlude in telly history to recall.
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