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1. The Basil Brush Show (2002–2007)

25 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Well loved fox Basil Brush returns in a modern day kids sit-com.

Stars: Michael Winsor, Michael Hayes, Ajay Chhabra, Christopher Pizzey

Votes: 683

2. Bagpuss (1974)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily brings them a new object, the toys come to life to work out what the strange new thing ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 677

3. The Clangers (1969–1974)

10 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the Clangers, a flutey-voiced family of woolen, knitted aliens living below the surface of a knobbly little planet far out in space.... See full summary »

Star: Oliver Postgate

Votes: 519

4. Ivor the Engine (1975–1977)

5 min | Animation, Family

7.5
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In the 'top, left hand corner of Wales' runs an archaic railway line staffed by such characters as Jones the Steam and Dai Station. Their pride is Ivor, the steam engine with a will of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson, Oliver Postgate, David Edwards

Votes: 274

5. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

5.6
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BBC One's flagship morning news programme covering current affairs, business, sports, plus guest interviews and weather reports.

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Charlie Stayt, Carol Kirkwood, Sian Williams

Votes: 264

6. 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005 TV Special)

245 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

6.9
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A list compiling the 100 Greatest cartoons, new and old, as voted by the British public.

Directors: Esther Dere, Anna Gien | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Joe Alaskey, Terry Alderton, Kelly Asbury

Votes: 119

7. The Culture Show (2004– )

57 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

6.1
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Stars: Mark Kermode, Lauren Laverne, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Alastair Sooke

Votes: 74

8. The Basil Brush Show (1968–1980)

Comedy, Family

6.9
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Jokes and comical stories told by the red fox puppet "Basil Brush" with the help of guests.

Stars: Basil Brush, Bert Hayes, Derek Fowlds, Billy Boyle

Votes: 66

9. Noggin the Nog (1959–1965)

10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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"In the Lands of the North, where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the North Lands sit by their great log fires, and they tell a tale..."

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Ronnie Stevens

Votes: 65

10. Clangers (2015– )

10 min | Animation

8.1
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Major Clanger and his family are back for more gentle, life-affirming adventures for the whole family, with the first new episodes of The Clangers for over forty years.

Star: Michael Palin

Votes: 62

11. The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001 TV Special)

210 min

7.4
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Archive clips and interviews with the people behind the scenes of the UK's favourite children's TV shows.

Directors: Sean Doherty, Mark George | Stars: Jamie Theakston, Nick Grimshaw, Gerry Anderson, Stephen Armstrong

Votes: 52

12. Pogle's Wood (1965–1968)

10 min | Animation, Family

7.8
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Animated series by Oliver Postgate about Mr and Mrs Pogle, their son Pippin and his friend Tog.

Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Oliver Postgate, Steve Woodman

Votes: 43

13. Ivor the Engine (1959–1964)

10 min | Animation, Family

7.6
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A black and white series about a small steam engine on an old-fashioned railway in Wales, and the characters he encounters.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, David Edwards, Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson

Votes: 37

14. I Love 1970's (2000– )

60 min | Documentary

6.5
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Celebrities recall the pop culture of Britain in the 1970s.

Stars: Wayne Hemingway, Michael Parkinson, Fiona Allen, Tony Blackburn

Votes: 37

15. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 36

16. Tottie: The Story of a Dolls' House (1984– )

Animation, Family

8.0
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Based on the children's novel of the same name by Rumer Godden, this 10-part stop-motion animated mini-series tells the story of Tottie, a small wooden Dutch doll, and her "family of dolls"... See full summary »

Stars: Anna Calder-Marshall, Una Stubbs, Olwen Griffiths, Naomi Shaw

Votes: 29

17. Noggin the Nog (1979–1980)

10 min | Animation, Family

8.1
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"In the Lands of the North, where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the North Lands sit by their great log fires, and they tell a tale..."

Stars: Ronnie Stevens, Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr

Votes: 28

18. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Mouse Mill (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.7
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The mice convince Bagpuss that Emily's latest find - a model of a watermill - takes in breadcrumbs and butter beans and produces chocolate biscuits. Yaffle isn't fooled and reveals it to be a joke.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 20

19. BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands (1968– )

News

6.6
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Stars: Christa Ackroyd, Harry Gration, Tony Earnshaw, Paul Hudson

Votes: 16

20. The Pingwings (1961– )

10 min | Animation, Family

7.4
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Stories about a family of small, knitted, penguin-type creatures that live on Berrydown Farm.

Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Oliver Postgate

Votes: 14

21. Five O'Clock Club (1963–1966)

30 min

8.2
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Children's programme for the under-twelves.

Stars: Ollie Beak, Muriel Young, Fred Barker, Ivan Owen

Votes: 13

22. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Hamish (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Emily's thing is said by Bagpuss to be a Hamish, a small soft Scottish animal with a voice like Bagpipes. Yaffle and the Mice believe it to be a porcupine without quills and sing to it to ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 13

23. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: Ship in a Bottle (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Emily brings in a bottle containing pieces of wood. Professor Yaffle says that it is a ship in a bottle, Bagpuss wonders where such a ship would sail. Bagpuss then tells a story about mermaids which magically repairs the ship.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 12

24. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Frog Princess (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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Emily brings into the shop a collection of ornamental enamel pieces. The toys think these are a cat, a mouse and a bird at first. Gabriel decides they are the necklace of a frog princess who didn't like any prince so kissed a frog.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 11

25. From Andy Pandy to Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children's TV (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Nigel Planer, Valerie Singleton, John Craven, Clive Doig

Votes: 10

26. The Clangers (1969–1974)
Episode: Flying (1969)

Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Star: Oliver Postgate

Votes: 10

27. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Ballet Shoe (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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Emily brings Bagpuss and friends a single ballet shoe. After Yaffle wonders what use it could be, the mice demonstrate it makes a nice boat.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 10

28. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Elephant (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Bagpuss and friends are brought a small elephant, with no ears, stuffed with straw. Bagpuss explains how its ears fell off and it got stranded on a desert island and was rescued by mice who... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 10

29. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Owls of Athens (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Emily brings a very dirty old rag into the shop which Professor Yaffle can see no value to. The mice clean it and reveal a picture of an owl with the word Athens beneath it. Madeline tells the story of The Owls of Athens.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 10

30. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: Uncle Feedle (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Emily brings a piece of cloth in which the mice claim is a house for a rag doll. They fold the cloth so Bagpuss can wear it as a thinking cap and think up the story of Uncle Feedle. Gabriel sings a song about living on a bus.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 10

31. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Wise Man (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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Bagpuss and his friends learn of a Chinese wise man, his friends the turtles and his love of solitude.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 9

32. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: Flying (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Emily brings a basket into the shop. The mice find a twig broom in it so Gabriel and Madeleine sing a song about the old woman who cleans cobwebs out of the sky. The mice then try to make a flying machine out of the basket.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 8

33. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: Old Man's Beard (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Emily brings in a plant called Old Man's Beard. The friends try to figure out why it is so called. Bagpuss tells the story of a King who used his silvery beard to make carpets. Madeline then sings a song about a master weaver.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 8

34. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Fiddle (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Emily brings in an old bucket with a hole in it. It turns out that a leprechaun - an old friend of Bagpuss - lives in this bucket, and his magic fiddle plays them some tunes.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 8

35. Bagpuss (1974)
Episode: The Giant (1974)

14 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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Emily brings in a model of a giant, and Bagpuss tells the story of how a kindly witch makes an unhappy giant happy.

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 8

36. Pinny's House (1986– )

Animation, Family

7.3
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Stories about two pin-sized wooden dolls that live in a tiny doll's house on a mantelpiece.

Star: Matilda Thorpe

Votes: 7

37. Merry-Go-Round (1963–1983)

20 min | Documentary, Family

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An educational series aimed at primary school children, covering many diverse school topics.

Stars: Tom Gibbs, Richard Carpenter, Gabriel Woolf, Tim Gudgin

38. The Native Hue of Resolution (2013)

104 min | Documentary

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Director: Rory Clark | Stars: Peter Purves, Alan Bennett, Cilla Black, David Bowie

39. The Basil Brush Show (2015)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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Your favourite foxy joker is back with a boom. Joining Basil is his trusty companion Mr Stephen, who accompanies him in these fun-filled videos guaranteed to make you giggle. BOOM BOOM.

Stars: Christopher Pizzey, Michael Winsor

40. Masterpieces of the British Museum (2006– )

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Daniel Evans, David Attenborough, Irving Finkel, Claude Ardouin

41. The Mermaid's Pearls (1962– )

10 min | Animation

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Star: Oliver Postgate

42. 50 Greatest Kids Shows (2013 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

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Take a look back at some of the greatest kids television shows that Britain has produced. Including Thomas the Tank Engine, Blue Peter, Thunderbirds, Sooty and Sweep, Captain Pugwash and many, many more.

Director: Chris Hill | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Sylvia Anderson, Paul Atterbury, Cheryl Baker

43. Life On Earth Perhaps (1985)

27 min | Short

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Director: Oliver Postgate | Star: Oliver Postgate

44. The Seal of Neptune (1960– )

10 min

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Children's programme featuring the underwater adventures of a seahorse and a shrimp.

Star: Oliver Postgate

45. Musical Box (1959– )

15 min | Animation, Family

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Children's programme featuring animated nursery rhymes.

Stars: Peter Firmin, Rolf Harris, Wally Whyton

46. Small Time (1955– )

15 min

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Children's programme of stories and pictures.

Stars: Ivan Owen, Oliver Postgate, Wally Whyton, Muriel Young

47. Little Laura (1960– )

Animation, Family

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Long forgotten animated series from Smallfilms about a posh little girl with a mouflon hat.

48. Animation Nation (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Dave Borthwick, John Coates, Brian Cosgrove, Peter Firmin

49. Children's TV on Trial (2007– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

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A study of television programmes made for children from the 1950s to the present day. Although named as a follow-up to _"TV on Trial" (2005) (mini)_ this is very different, as it is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Halliley, Edward Barnes, John Craven, Anna Home

50. Ivor the Engine and the Story of Smallfilms (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Phillip Moss | Stars: Peter Firmin, Oliver Postgate



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