80s Kids TV

by lechaplin | created - 09 May 2017 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

From back in the day when theme tunes ruled the world...

1980-1989 Kids TV, in chronological then alphabetical order. Certain shows that are not registered on IMDb can be found at: http://www.toonhound.com/

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1. Aubrey (1980– )

Animation, Family

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Votes: 13

2. Button Moon (1980– )

11 min | Family

Mr Spoon and his family live on Junk Planet. He travels in his baked bean tin spaceship across blanket sky to Button Moon. There he meets many strange characters and watches stories unfold on other planets using his telescope.

Star: Robin Parkinson

Votes: 531

3. Cockleshell Bay (1980–1986)

10 min | Animation, Family

Charming British animated series about two children, Robin and Rosie, who have moved with their family to the seaside town of the title in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. They open a guest-house.

Star: Brian Trueman

Votes: 25

4. Hattytown Tales (1980– )

Animation, Family

The adventures of Carrots the donkey and his friend Sancho the sombrero in Hatty Town, a place where all the other characters, and buildings, are hats.

Votes: 13

5. Heathcliff (1980–1984)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Scruffy Alley cat rules his neighborhood. Rejected monsters drive about doing odd jobs. Clumsy, lovable great dane gets into mischief without meaning to.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, Don Messick, Marilyn Schreffler

Votes: 1,802

6. King Rollo (1980– )

5 min | Animation, Family

Animated series produced by the BBC in the 80s following the exploits of the titular character and various advice-giving aquaintances.

Star: Ray Brooks

Votes: 33

7. Metal Mickey (1980–1983)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Stainton, Georgina Melville, Ashley Knight, Lucinda Bateson

Votes: 132

8. The Amazing Adventures of Morph (1980–1981)

5 min | Animation, Family

The Gobbledygook spouting, shape-shifting little Plasticine man who first appeared in the 1977 arty TV show "Take Hart" gets his own series. Morph, his pet nailbrush and naughty "twin" Chas have all sorts of adventures.

Star: Tony Hart

Votes: 97

9. The Basil Brush Show (1980–1986)

Comedy, Family

Jokes and comical stories told by the red fox puppet "Basil Brush"

Star: Chic Littlewood

Votes: 42

10. The Munch Bunch (1980– )

Family

String-puppet series featuring the adventures of fruit and vegetable characters who escape from a greengrocer's shop and start a new home in a country garden.

Stars: Judy Bennett, Charles Collingwood

Votes: 17

11. Around the World with Willy Fog (1981– )

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A furry version of Jules Verne's classic adventure story of a British gentleman's challenge to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

Stars: Banjô Ginga, Ichirô Nagai, Ken'ichi Ogata, Gregory Snegoff

Votes: 2,411

12. Chockablock (1981– )

Family

Chockabloke and Chockagirl check in to help the Chocakblock computer learn songs and rhymes.

Stars: Fred Harris, Carol Leader

Votes: 26

13. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 2,818

14. Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (1981– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In 17th century France, young Dogtanian travels to Paris to fulfill his ambition to become one of the King's Musketeers. He befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis and falls in love with Juliette. A doggy version of the tale.

Stars: Eduardo Jover, Gloria Cámara, Manuel Peiró, Jesús Nieto

Votes: 1,948

15. Educating Marmalade (1981– )

15 min | Comedy

Marmalade Atkins is the naughtiest girl in the world. In fact, she's so wicked that her parents and social worker decide that the only thing to do with her is to blast her into space. But, ... See full summary »

Stars: Charlotte Coleman, John Bird, Lynda La Plante, Gillian Raine

Votes: 40

16. Into the Labyrinth (1981–1982)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

Three children stumble upon the imprisoned sorcerer Rothgo and are drawn into a mysterious search through time for the magical Nidus which has been stolen by the evil witch Belor.

Stars: Pamela Salem, Charlie Caine, Ron Moody, Lisa Turner

Votes: 120

18. Pigeon Street (1981– )

15 min | Animation, Family

Much loved British animated series telling the stories of a recurring cast of characters such as a trucker called Long Distance Clara and Mr Baskerville the Detective who all live on Pigeon Street in an unnamed British city.

Stars: George Layton, John Telfer

Votes: 79

19. Postman Pat (1981– )

G | 15 min | Animation, Family

This classic children's series follows the adventures of everyone's favourite postman as he carries out his mail rounds in the village of Greendale.

Stars: Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Archie Panjabi, Melissa Sinden

Votes: 1,863

20. The Smurfs (1981–1990)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 13,692

21. Stig of the Dump (1981– )

25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Young boy discovers a teenaged caveman living in the local rubbish dump.

Stars: Keith Jayne, Grant Warnock, Janine Tidman, Bay White

Votes: 69

23. The Kwicky Koala Show (1981–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Kwicky can move very quickly, which means he essentially disappears whenever Wilferd Wolf is close to catching him. George and Joey are two stupid circus dogs, the Bungle Brothers. Crazy ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Cullen, Marshall Efron, Matthew Faison, Allan Melvin

Votes: 68

25. Ulysses 31 (1981–1982)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition.

Stars: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot

Votes: 1,632

26. Willo the Wisp (1981– )

5 min | Animation, Family

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 »

Star: Kenneth Williams

Votes: 292

27. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosted this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,733

28. Gran (1983– )

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

At first glance you may think Gran is like any other grandmother, but she's not. Along with the grandson Jim, she is taking part in different crazy adventure.

Star: Patricia Hayes

Votes: 55

29. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,769

30. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 14,309

31. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart, Patricia McPherson

Votes: 26,715

32. No 73 (1982–1988)

Family

Saturday morning magazine show based around a busy house in Maidstone, Kent - No. 73 - featuring star guests, music, cartoons and fun. The twist to the show was that its presenters played ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 92

33. The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982–1983)

TV-Y7 | 28 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A trio of kids must search throughout 16th Century South America for personal answers linked to the legendary El Dorado.

Stars: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder, Terrence Labrosse

Votes: 3,172

34. Saturday Superstore (1982–1987)

Family

Children's Saturday morning magazine show.

Stars: Mike Read, Keith Chegwin, Sarah Greene, John Craven

Votes: 26

35. Towser (1984– )

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Family

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Star: Roy Kinnear

Votes: 14

36. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker, Dody Goodman

Votes: 2,618

37. Bananaman (1983–1986)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Stupid, but well-meaning and super-strong super-hero, Bananaman gets his strength from eating bananas. Before he eats a banana, Bananaman is a young boy called Eric who is keen to keep his ... See full summary »

Stars: Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jill Shilling

Votes: 1,300

38. Dramarama (1983–1989)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins, Bill Wallis

Votes: 84

39. Dungeons & Dragons (1983–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A group of kids are thrown into a fantasy world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant wants.

Stars: Willie Aames, Don Most, Katie Leigh, Adam Rich

Votes: 3,949

40. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 6,179

41. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 14,685

42. Henry's Cat (1983– )

5 min | Family, Animation

Henry's Cat is a whimsical cartoon series that follows the adventures of a small yellow feline and his friends. Henry's Cat is the typical cat, loving nothing better than to eat and to ... See full summary »

Star: Bob Godfrey

Votes: 131

43. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker, Luc Durand

Votes: 16,580

44. Moschops (1983– )

5 min | Animation, Family

Enter the fun prehistoric world of Moschops the Therapsid and all his dinosaur friends in this classic 80s British children's animated series. Voiced by Bernard Cribbins.

Star: Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 18

46. SuperTed (1983–1986)

10 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

In a toy factory, a newly-made teddy bear is put in a storeroom after being found to be defective. The teddy bear is found by a cosmic being from outer space known as Spotty Man, and Spotty... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Griffiths, Peter Hawkins, Jon Pertwee, Melvyn Hayes

Votes: 1,128

47. Terrahawks (1983–1986)

23 min | Family, Sci-Fi

The missions of a planetary defense organization dedicated to protecting Earth from a Martian menace.

Stars: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler, Windsor Davies

Votes: 550

48. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 30,952