Tales of the Riverbank (1960–1963)

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Real live animals such as Hammy the Hamster and Roderick the Rat are cleverly moved around off-camera in order to tell stories for children.

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Johnny Morris ...
 Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 1964)
Peggy Miller ...
 Herself - Presenter (1 episode, 1964)
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Real live animals such as Hammy the Hamster and Roderick the Rat are cleverly moved around off-camera in order to tell stories for children.

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1960 (Canada)  »

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Saturannan seikkailut  »

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The animals used to film the series were all female because female animals were thought to be much calmer. This was true for the later series as well. See more »

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Featured in Paws, Claws & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Wonderful memories of childhood
21 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up in Britain watching Tales of the Riverbank, and as the parent now of a toddler in Los Angeles, I wish I could get hold of some episodes on DVD.

We allow our son to watch only very limited TV - never live, always selected from our DVR or two or three favorite DVDs (a 1980s claymation Curious George, for example, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, which is still totally magical) - and I recall the relaxed rhythm and charming Johnny Morris voice-over of Hammy the Hamster's adventures as an influence on my own love of animals, as well as my burgeoning interest in film-making (I think I tried to recreate scenes myself with my own poor hamster).

I haven't seen this series since childhood, and it only came to mind the other day when my wife and I were discussing the role TV should or should not play in our child's upbringing, but I remember it as a gem, both in terms of its story lines and its gentle love of life.


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