Children's Television

 

For the Children: Children's Television in the UK


On Saturday 24 April 1937, just hundreds of television viewers watched an event that went on to leave a lasting legacy for millions of future box-watchers: the birth of dedicated children's television. At 3.00pm that afternoon, 'For the Children' - the forerunner of childrens slots such as 'Watch with Mother', 'See-Saw' and 'Children's BBC' - was transmitted, just 10 minutes in length. Those pre-war broadcasts paved the way for regular children's programming and decades later we have whole departments and channels devoted to educating and entertaining the young.

Hence, welcome to For the Children - a database of children's television stretching from those early black and white days to our current multi-channel age. But what exactly do you remember about the programmes you used to watch? The vibrant characters? Bizarre situations and plotlines? The jokes shared around the school playground? Can you still hum your favourite theme tune? Quote catchphrases from shows no-one else seems to remember?

Well, this website is for you, and you can help add to it! Contained within is a growing database of children's television programmes, which I'm aiming to make as complete as possible. Reminisce as you browse through the website, but if there's something you can add - a new programme, channels they originally aired on, the dates of broadcast or even websites devoted to them - then please drop me a line and make someone else's day as they think... I remember that!

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8:15 from Manchester
BBC
21 April 1990 - 1991


Ace of Wands
ITV
July 1970 - November 1972
Live Action


Ad-Lib
ITV
March 1981 - October 1981
Magazine


Adventure Game, The
BBC
1980 - 1986
Game Show


Adventure Weekly
1968 - 1969


Adventures of Black Beauty, The
ITV
1972 - 1974
Live Action


Adventures of Noddy, The
ITV
1955 - 1961
Animation


Adventures of Parsley, The
BBC
06 April 1970 -
Animation


Adventures of Portland Bill, The
ITV
1983


Adventures of Robin Hood, The
ITV
1955 - 1960
Live Action


Adventures of Rupert Bear, The
ITV
1970 - 1977
Puppets


Adventures of Sir Lancelot, The  New
1956 -


Adventures of Sir Prancelot, The
ITV
January 1972 - February 1972
Animation


Adventures of Spot, The [1987]
BBC
09 April 1987 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Adventures of Spot, The [1992]
BBC
Animation


Adventures of Superman, The  New
1956 -


Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, The
ITV
Animation


Adventures of Tintin, The
Channel 4
1991 - 1992
Animation


Adventures of Twizzle, The
ITV
1956


Agaton Sax
BBC
1970s


Album, The
BBC
1985


Alexander the Mouse  New
ITV
Animation


ALF
ITV


Alfie Atkins
1980s


Alfonso Bonso
BBC
1990s


Alias the Jester
BBC
13 November 1985 - 1986
Animation


Aliens in the Family
BBC


All Your Own
Magazine


All-New Popeye Show, The (aka All-New Popeye Hour)
BBC
Animation


Allsorts
ITV
1989


Along the River
BBC
10 April 1970 -
Factual


Along the Seashore
BBC
15 May 1970 -
Factual


Along the Trail
BBC
16 May 1972 -
Factual


Alphabet Zoo
ITV
1983


Alvin and the Chipmunks
BBC
Animation


Amazing Adventures of Morph, The
BBC
1980 - 1981
Animation


Amazing Spider-Man, The
1974 / 1977?


Andy Pandy [1950]
BBC
11 July 1950 - 1959
Puppets
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Andy Pandy [1970]
BBC
05 January 1970 -
Puppets
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Andy Pandy [2002]
BBC
2002 - 2005


Animal Fair
BBC
22 October 1986 - 1988
Factual
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Animal Kwackers
ITV
1970s


Animal Magic
BBC
1962 - 1983 / 1984?


Animals of Farthing Wood
BBC
1993
Animation


Animaniacs
ITV
Animation


Antics Road Show, The
BBC
04 January 1988 -


April Fool
BBC
1978


Arabian Nights
ITV
1968


Around the World with Willy Fog (aka La Vuelta al Mundo de Willy Fog)  Updated
BBC
28 October 1987 - 28 April 1988
Animation


Art Attack
ITV
1992 -
Art


Art of Origami, The
ITV
1980s


Arthur of the Britons  New
1972 -


Asterix the Gaul
Animation


Astronaut
BBC


Atarah's Music
ITV
1982


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
BBC
Animation


Aubrey
ITV
1983


Babar
BBC
1968? 01/1989-06/1991 (US)
Animation


Bad Boyes
BBC
September 1987 - December 1988


Baggy Pants and the Nitwits
September 1977 - October 1978


Bagpuss  Updated
BBC
12 February 1974 - 07 May 1974
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Bailey's Comets
1970s


Balamory  New
BBC
2000's
Story


Banana Splits
ITV
1968


Bananaman  Updated
BBC
03 October 1983 - 15 April 1986
Animation


Bananas in Pajamas
1990s


Bangers and Mash
1988


Barbapapa
BBC
1970 - 1973 / 1976?


Barnaby
BBC
04 April 1973 -
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Barney and Friends
Five
Pre-School


Barriers
ITV
1983


Basic Maths
ITV
1981 - 1984


Basil Brush Show
BBC
1968
Puppets
see also Small Time


Batfink
1960 - 1980s


Batman [Cartoon]
Animation


Batman [Live Action]
ITV
1966 - 1975
Live Action


Battle of the Planets
1970s


Batty Adventures
BBC
24 September 1987 -


Beachcomber Bay  Updated
Five
06 September 1999 - Unknown
Puppets
Transmitted as part of Milkshake


Beachcombers
ITV
1972 - 1984


Bear Behaving Badly
CBBC


Bear Behind, A
BBC
17 October 1988 -


Beat the Border
ITV
1964
Music


Beat the Teacher
BBC
1984 - 1988
Game Show


Behind the Bike Sheds
ITV
1983


Bellamy's Backyard Safari
BBC
1981
Factual


Bellamy's Bugle
ITV
1986


Belle and Sebastian (aka Belle et Sébastien)
BBC
October 1967 - January 1968
Live Action


Bengo  New
BBC
Animation
see also Blue Peter; Bleep and Booster


Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince
1984


Bertha  Updated
BBC
01 April 1985 - 18 June 1986
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Big Bag
ITV
1998


Big John, Little John
BBC


Bill and Ben
BBC
2001
see also Flower Pot Men


Billy Bean and His Funny Machine  New
Early 1950s
Puppets


Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School
BBC


Birdman
ITV
1980s


Biskitts
1970s


Bitsa
BBC
Art


Bizzy Lizzy
BBC
04 April 1967 -
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Blackness, The  Updated
ITV
17 January 1961 - 21 February 1961
Live Action


Bleep and Booster  New
BBC
see also Blue Peter; Bengo


Blue Peter
BBC
October 1958 - Present
Magazine


Bluffers, The (aka De Bluffers)  Updated
Channel 4
07 January 1990 - 01 April 1990
Animation


BMX Bandits
1984


Bob the Builder
BBC
1999


Bod  Updated
BBC
23 December 1975 - 16 March 1976
Animation


Bodger and Badger
BBC


Bonny
BBC
1974


Book Game, The
BBC
1982


Book Tower, The
ITV
1979 - 1989


Borrowers, The
BBC


Boss Cat (aka Top Cat)
BBC
1963 -


Brainchild
BBC
1974 - 1975


Bravestar


Break Point
BBC
1985


Brendon Chase
ITV
1980ish
Drama


Bric-a-Brac  Updated
BBC
01 October 1980 - 17 December 1980
Story
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Brolly's, The
BBC
13 September 1990 -


Brum
ITV
Animation


Bubblies
ITV
1980s


Buccaneers, The  New
1956 -


Bucky O'Hare


Buddy Budgerigar  New


Budgie the Little Helicopter
ITV


Bugs Bunny


Bumblies, The  Updated
BBC
14 February 1954 - 12 December 1954
Puppets


But First This
BBC
Programming


Button Moon  Updated
ITV
08 December 1980 - 01 December 1988
Puppets


Butt-Ugly Martians, The


Byker Grove
BBC
1989 -
Drama


California Dreams
Comedy


Camberwick Green  Updated
BBC
03 January 1966 - 28 March 1966
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother
see also Chigley and Trumpton


Captain Caveman
BBC
1970s


Captain Planet
ITV
Animation


Captain Pugwash
BBC
1957 - 1958


Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
ITV
1967 - 1968
Puppets
Alleged to have cost £1.5m to make. For once the puppets were perfectly in proportion and the eyes were of production company employees which had been photographed and superimposed onto plastic eyeballs (check this fact!).


Care Bears
1980s
Animation


Cartoon World
ITV
November 1991 - December 1992


Caterpillar Trail
BBC
02 April 1985 -
Factual


Cats Eyes
BBC
1995


Catweazle
ITV
1970 - 1971
Comedy


Centurions, The
1980s


Century Falls
BBC
1993


Champion the Wonder Horse
1956 -
Live Action


Changes, The
BBC
1975


Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, The
BBC
Animation


Charlie Chalk
BBC
20 October 1988 -
Animation


Chigley
BBC
06 October 1969 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother
see also Trumpton and Camberwick Green


Children of the Stones


Children's BBC (aka CBBC)
BBC
January 1989 -
Programming


Children's ITV (aka CITV)
ITV
Programming


Children's Ward (aka The Ward)
ITV
March 1989 - May 2000
Drama


Chips Comic
Channel 4


Chish n Fips
BBC
Animation


Chock-a-Block
BBC
21 May 1981 -
Magazine
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Chocky
ITV
1984 - 1985
Drama


Chorlton and the Wheelies
Animation


Christopher Crocodile


Chucklehounds, The
BBC
19 February 1986 -
Comedy


Chucklevision
BBC
1980s - Present


Cisco Kid, The  New
BBC


Clangers, The
BBC
November 1969
Animation


Clapperboard  New
1972 -


Classic Adventures of Noddy, The
1975 - 1982


Cloppa Castle
ITV
1978


Close Shave, A
BBC
24 December 1995


Cockleshell Bay
ITV
1980s
Animation


Colonel Crock  New


Corners
BBC
21 January 1987 -


Count Duckula
ITV
Animation


Count Me In
BBC
15 November 1985 -


Crackerjack!
BBC
1955 - 1984
Variety


Creepy Crawlies


Crystal Tips and Alistair
BBC
1970 - 1980s
Animation


Dad, You're a Square
ITV
1964
Music


Daktari
1966 - 1967?
Live Action


DangerMouse
ITV
28 September 1981 - 19 March 1992
Animation


Dappledown Farm


Dastardly and Muttley (aka Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines)
1970s
Animation


Data Run
ITV
1980s


Defenders of the Earth
BBC
1980s


Degrassi Junior High
BBC
1980s


Demon Headmaster, The
BBC
02 January 1996 - 22 January 1998


Dennis the Menace
BBC
1996 - 1998


Denver the Last Dinosaur
BBC
1980s
Animation


Deputy Dawg
BBC
1963 -


Dexter's Laboratory (aka Dexter's Lab)
1997 -


Dick and Dom in da Bungalow
BBC
31 August 2002 - 11 March 2006
Saturday


Dick Tracy Show, The
1960s
Animation


Discs a-Go-Go
ITV
1961
Music


Disney Time
BBC
1970 -


Do Not Adjust Your Set (aka DNAYS)
ITV
26 December 1967 - 14 May 1969
Comedy


Doctor Snuggles
ITV
01 October 1979 - 1980


Doctor Who [1963]
BBC
23 November 1963 - 06 December 1989
Live Action


Doctor Who [1996]
BBC
12 May 1996
Live Action


Doctor Who [2005]
BBC
26 March 2005 - Present
Live Action


Dodgem
BBC
February 1991 - March 1991
Drama


Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
BBC
1985 -
Animation


Dogwatch  New


Doodle
BBC
01 March 1988 -


Dr Zitbag's Transylvania Pet Shop
ITV
16 June 1994 - 21 August 1997


Dreamstone, The
ITV
25 September 1990 - 28 March 1995


DuckTales
ITV
1987 - 1990
Animation


Dungeons and Dragons
1980s


Educating Archie  New
Puppets


Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (aka Emu's Pink Windmill Show)
ITV
1983 - 1989


Emu's World
ITV


Enchanted Castle, The
BBC
1979


Ewoks, The
BBC


Family-Ness, The
BBC
05 October 1984 - 28 March 1985
Animation


Famous Five, The [1978]
ITV
1978 -
Live Action


Famous Five, The [1996]
ITV
1996 -
Live Action


Fantastic Max
BBC
1980s


Fast Forward
BBC


Feathered Serpent, The
ITV
1976 - 1978
Drama


Felix the Cat
Animation


Fimbles, The
CBeebies


Finders Keepers [1981]
ITV
1981 - 1985


Finders Keepers [1991]
ITV
12 April 1991 - 1998
Game Show


Finders Keepers [2006]
ITV
06 January 2006 - 14 April 2006
Game Show


Fingerbobs
BBC
14 February 1972 - 15 May 1972
Puppets
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Fingermouse
BBC
25 September 1985 -
Puppets
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Fireball XL5
ITV
October 1962 - October 1963
Animation


Fireman Sam
BBC
17 November 1987 - 17 November 1994
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Five Children and It
BBC
1991
Drama


Five O'Clock Club
ITV
Magazine


Five O'Clock Funfair  New
ITV


Flashing Blade, The
BBC
1960s - 1970s


Flintstones, The
ITV
1961 -


Flipper
ITV
1966
Live Action


Flowerpot Men, The
BBC
18 December 1952 -
Puppets
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Flumps, The
BBC
14 February 1977 -
Animation


Follyfoot
ITV
1971 - 1973


For the Children
BBC
24 April 1937 - 1950
Programming
see also Muffin the Mule


For the Very Young
BBC
1950 - 1953
Programming


Four Feather Falls  New
1960 -
Puppets


Fraggle Rock
ITV
1980s
Puppets


Fred Bassett
BBC
1976
Animation


Freeze Frame
ITV
1982 - 1984
Saturday


Fun House
ITV
1989 - 2000
Game Show


Funny Ha Ha
ITV
1974
Comedy


Further Adventures of Noddy, The
BBC
1963 - 1975


Fury
ITV
1957
Live Action


Galaxy High
ITV
1990s


GamesMaster
Channel 4
07 January 1992 - 03 February 1998
Factual


Garbage Pail Kids
ITV
1980s


Gargoyles
1990s


Genie and the Watering Can


Get Along Gang, The
1980s


Get Fresh
ITV
1986 - 1988
Saturday


Get Up and Go! (aka Mooncat and Co)
ITV
1981 - September 1985


Ghost Train
ITV
1989 - 31 December 1992
Saturday


Giddy Game Show, The
ITV
1985 - 1987


Gimme 5
ITV
1993 - 1994
Saturday


Gingerbread Man, The  New
Animation


Girl from Tomorrow, The
BBC
Live Action


Godzilla Power Hour, The
1970s


Going Live
BBC
26 September 1987 - 17 April 1993
Saturday


Goof Troop
ITV
1990s
Animation


Gran
BBC
17 February 1983 - 12 May 1983
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Grand Day Out, A (aka A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit)
BBC
25 December 1989
Animation


Grange Hill
BBC
08 February 1978 - 2008
Drama


Greenclaws
BBC
03 January 1989 - 1992
Live Action


Grisly Tales for Gruesome Kids
1990s


Grotbags
ITV
1991 - 1993


Gruey
BBC
24 February 1988 - 30 March 1988
Comedy


Gruey Twoey
BBC
1989
Comedy


Gublins, The
BBC
Late 1970s
Animation
Transmitted as part of Multi-Coloured Swap Shop


Gummi Bears (aka Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears)
ITV
1980s


Gus Honeybun's Magic Birthdays  New
ITV
1961 - 1992
Continuity


H R Pufnstuf
1970s


Hammy the Hamster
ITV
1970s


Handful of Songs, A
ITV
1977 - 1981
Music


Hang Time
1990s


Happy Monsters
Five
2000 - 2001


Harry and the Hendersons
1990s


Hart Beat
BBC
1984 - 1993
Art


Hattytown Tales
ITV
1969 - 1973
Animation


Heads and Tails
BBC
16 February 1977 - 1979
Factual


Hector's House (aka La Maison de Toutou)
BBC
1965


Heidi, Girl of the Alps
BBC
1974
Live Action


Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch
1970s


He-Man
ITV
1980s
Animation


Henry's Cat
BBC
12 September 1983 -
Animation


Henry's Chair/Henry the Chair
Channel 4
1980s


Henry's Leg
1986


Herbs, The
BBC
12 February 1968 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Here Come the Double Deckers
BBC
08 January 1971 - 30 April 1971


Hergé's Adventures of Tintin
Animation


Hey Arnold!
1990s


Hey Presto It's Rolf  New


Hey, Hey, it's Saturday!
ITV
August 1990 - September 1991


Hickory House
ITV
12 March 1973 - 01 July 1977


Hokey-Cokey
BBC
05 October 1983 -
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Hold the Front Page
ITV
1974
Comedy


Holly and Stephen's Saturday Showdown
ITV
07 January 2006 - 01 July 2006
Saturday


Hong Kong Phooey
1970s
Animation


Hoobs, The
Channel 4
01 January 2001 -


Hopalong Cassidy
ITV


Hot Wheels
1970s
Animation


How Do You Do!
BBC
04 October 1977 -


How!
ITV
1966 - 1981
Factual


How2
ITV
1990 - 2006
Factual


Hububb
BBC
07 January 1997 - 29 March 2001
Comedy


Huckleberry Hound Show, The
ITV
1959 -
Animation


Huxley Pig
ITV
05 June 1989 - 18 December 1990
Animation


In The Town
BBC
14 February 1973 -
Factual


Inch High, Private Eye
BBC
1970s


Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawn, The
ITV
1969
Comedy


Incredible Hulk, The
Animation


Inspector Gadget
ITV
1980s
Animation


Issy Noho
ITV
1970s


Its Wicked


Ivanhoe  New
ITV
1958 -


Ivor the Engine [1959]
ITV
1959
Animation


Ivor the Engine [1975]
BBC
1975 - 1977


Jabberjaw
1970s
Animation


Jackanory [1965]
BBC
13 December 1965 - 24 March 1996


Jackanory [2006]
BBC
27 November 2006 - Present


Jackson 5ive, The
1970s
Animation


James Bond Jr.
September 1991 -
Animation


James the Cat [1984]
ITV
1984
Animation


James the Cat [1998]
1998


Jamie and the Magic Torch
ITV
1976 - 1979
Animation


Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
Channel 4
1980s
Animation


Jem
ITV
1980s


Jetsons, The
BBC
1960s
Animation


Jigsaw
BBC
16 July 1979 - 15 June 1984
Game Show


Jim Henson's Muppet Babies
BBC
1980s
Animation


Jimbo and the Jet Set
BBC
06 January 1986 - 1987
Animation


Jim'll Fix It
BBC
31 May 1975 - 01 June 1994


Joe
BBC
03 October 1966 - 1971
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Joe 90
ITV
29 September 1968 - 20 April 1969


John Craven's Newsround
BBC
Magazine
see Newsround


Johnny Ball Reveals All
ITV


Johnny Bravo
1990s
Animation


Johnson and Friends
BBC
1990s


Jonny Briggs
BBC
1985
Drama


Joshua Jones
BBC
07 January 1992 - 31 March 1992
Animation


Josie and the Pussycats
1970s


Josie's Giants


Jumanji
1990s
Animation


Junior Criss Cross Club
ITV
Game Show


Junior Kick Start
BBC
1979 - 1991


Junior Sportsweek
ITV
Sports


Just So Stories
BBC
09 September 1985 - 1992
Story


Keith Harris Show, The
BBC
1982 - 1990
Puppets


Kenan and Kel
1990s


Kids from 47A


Kids of Degrassi Street
BBC
1980s


Kim and Co
BBC


King Rollo
BBC
01 October 1980 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Kissyfur


Kizzy  Updated
BBC
21 January 1976 - 25 February 1976
Drama


Knightmare
ITV
07 September 1987 - 11 November 1994
Game Show


LA Rat
Five
1990s


Lamb Chop  New


Land of the Giants  New
1968 -


Lassie
ITV
1956 -
Live Action


Laurel and Hardy
BBC
1960s
Animation


Lay On Five
BBC
03 April 1985 - 1986


Legend of Prince Valiant, The
BBC
1990s


Lenny the Lion
? - 1956
Puppets


Let's Pretend
ITV
1982 - 1988


Lift Off
ITV
1969 - 1974


Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The
BBC
13 November 1988 - 18 December 1988
Drama


Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har
1970s


Littl' Bits, The (aka Mori no Yoki na Kobitotachi: Berufi to Rirubitto)
BBC
1980s
Animation


Little Green Man, The
ITV


Little Grey Rabbit, The  New
Puppets


Little Misses, The
BBC
14 February 1983 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Little Shop
Animation


Littlest Hobo, The
Live Action


Live & Kicking
BBC
02 October 1993 - 15 September 2001
Saturday


Lone Ranger, The  New
1956 -


Look and Read
BBC
09 January 1967 - 29 March 2004
Education


Looking and Seeing
ITV
1957
Education


Looney Tunes
Animation


Lost in Space
1965 -


Lucky Dip  New
ITV


Ludwig
1977
Animation


M.A.S.K.


Magic Ball


Magic Roundabout, The [1965]
BBC
18 October 1965 - January 1977
Animation


Magic Roundabout, The [1992]
Channel 4
1992


Magpie
ITV
30 July 1968 - 06 June 1980
Magazine


Maid Marion and her Merry Men
BBC
16 November 1989 - 16 February 1994


Mary, Mungo and Midge
BBC
07 October 1969 - 30 December 1969
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Meet the Penguins
BBC
1950s
Animation


Merry-Go-Round
BBC
1965 - 1966


Mersey Pirate, The
ITV
1979
Saturday


Metal Mickey TV Show, The
ITV
1980 - 1983


Michael Bentine's Potty Time
ITV
1973 - 1980


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
ITV


Mighty Mouse


Mike and Angelo
ITV
1989 - 2000


Mike Mop & The Moke
BBC
22 July 1985 -


Milkshake!
Channel 4
1997 - Present
Programming


Minipops
Channel 4
1983
Music


Ministry of Mayhem (aka MoM)
ITV
January 2004 - December 2005
Saturday


Mister Rogers' Neighborhood


Molly Wopsies, The
ITV
1976
Comedy


Monkees, The  New
1966 -


Monkey


Moomins, The
BBC
1983 - 1986


Mooncat and Co
see Get Up and Go!


Moondial
BBC
10 February 1988 - 16 March 1988


Mop and Smiff
BBC
04 April 1985
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Morph Files, The
BBC
1996
Animation


Morph TV
1997


Mosschops
1983?


Motormouth
ITV
1988 - 1992


Mr Benn
BBC
25 February 1971 - 1972
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Mr Majeika
ITV
1988 -


Mr Men and Little Miss
1995 - 1997


Mr Men, The
BBC
31 December 1974 -
Animation


Mr Pastry  New
BBC
Comedy


Mr Piper  New  Updated
ITV
05 October 1964 - 1965
Story


Mr Rossi
BBC


Muffin the Mule
BBC
October 1946 - 1955
Puppets


Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
BBC
02 October 1976 - 27 March 1982
Saturday


Munch Bunch


Munsters, The


Muppet Show, The
ITV
1976 - 1981
Puppets


Muran Buchstansangur
Channel 4
05 October 1985 - 09 November 1985
Animation


Music Time  New


Musical Box  New
ITV
1959 -
Animation


My Little Pony
ITV
1986 - 1987
Animation


Mysterious Cities of Gold, The
BBC
01 September 1986 - 22 June 1987
Animation


Mysti Show, The
BBC
2004 - 2005


Nellie the Elephant
ITV
1989 - 1991
Animation


New Adventures of Skippy, The
1992?


New Yogi Bear Show, The
BBC
Animation


Newsround
BBC
04 April 1972 - Present


No 73 (aka 7T3)
ITV
02 January 1982 - 02 January 1988


Noddy
1998 - 2000


Noddy's New Toyland Adventures
1996 - 1998


Noddy's Toyland Adventures
BBC
1992 - 1994


Noggin the Nog [1959]
BBC
1959 - 1965
Animation


Noggin the Nog [1979]
BBC
1979 - 1980
Animation


Now Hear This
ITV
1964
Music


Ollie and Fred's Five O'Clock Club  New
ITV
Puppets


On the Farm
BBC
08 July 1970 -


On Your Marks
1998


Once Upon a Hamster
ITV
1972 -


Orlando
ITV
1965


Orm and Cheep
ITV
1983 - 1985
Puppets


Oscar the Rabbit
ITV
1970s


Out of This World
ITV
April 1990 - April 1992
Comedy


Outdoors, The
1950s


Over the Moon
BBC
04 October 1978 -
Animation


Ox Tales
ITV
1987 - 1988
Animation


Paddington Bear
BBC
1975 -
Animation


Palace Hill
ITV
1988?


Pardon My Genie
ITV
1972 - 1973
Comedy


Pathfinders in Space
1959
Drama


Pauline's Quirkes
ITV
1976
Comedy


PC Pinkerton  Updated
BBC
13 September 1988 - 06 December 1988
Animation


Penny Crayon
BBC
14 September 1989 - 01 October 1990
Animation


Perils of Penelope Pitstop, The
1970s


Pheonix and the Carpet
BBC


Philomena
BBC
14 November 1986 -
Animation


Picture Book
BBC
14 February 1955 -
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Picture Box
ITV
1966 - 1980s
Art


Pie in the Sky
BBC
15 September 1986 -
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Pig Attraction, The
1990s


Pigeon Street
BBC
10 February 1981 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Pingu
BBC
Animation


Pingwings
BBC
1960s


Pink Panther Show, The


Pinky and Perky [1957]
BBC
1957 - 1968
Puppets


Pinky and Perky [1968]
ITV
1968 - 1971
Puppets


Pinky and Perky's Island
BBC


Pinky and Perky's Pop Parade
BBC


Pinky and the Brain
1990s


Pinny's House
BBC
22 October 1986 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Pipkins
ITV
01 January 1973 - 29 December 1981


Plastic Man and Baby Plastic
ITV


Play Away
BBC
1971 - 1984
Saturday


Play School
BBC
21 April 1964 - 11 March 1988
Magazine


Playboard
BBC
03 October 1976 -


Playbox [1955?]
BBC
1955 - 1964


Playbox [1980s]
1980s/1990s


Playbus
BBC
see Playdays


Playdays (aka Playbus)
BBC
17 October 1988 - 28 March 1997


Pob's Programme
Channel 4
1985 - 1990


Pocoyo
ITV
2005 - 2007
Animation


Poddington Peas, The
BBC
14 September 1986 - December 1986
Animation


Pogles' Wood
BBC
04 July 1966 - 1968


Pogles, The
BBC
29 July 1965 -
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Pole Position
BBC
1990s


Popeye and Olive Show, The


Popeye and Son


Popeye Show, The
ITV


Popples
1986 - 1987
Animation


Pops and Lenny  New
1962 -


Postman Pat [1981]
BBC
16 September 1981 - 1982
Animation
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Postman Pat [2004]
BBC
2004 - Present


Potty Time  New
ITV
Puppets


Press Gang
ITV
16 January 1989 - 21 May 1993
Drama


Prince Caspian
BBC
19 November 1989 - 26 November 1989


Puddle Lane
ITV
1985 - 1989


Puffin's Pla(i)ce  New
ITV
03 March 1963 - Present
Continuity


Pugwall
Channel 4
1990s


Racoons, The
1980s/1990s


Rag Dolly Anna
ITV


Rag, Tag and Bobtail
BBC
10 September 1953 - 1965
Puppets
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Raggy Dolls, The
ITV
1986 - 1994
Animation


Ragtime
BBC
03 October 1973 - 16 March 1975


Railway Children, The [1951]
BBC
March 1951
Live Action


Railway Children, The [1957]
BBC
1957


Railway Children, The [1968]
BBC
1968


Rainbow
ITV
1972 - 1992
Magazine


Ratman
BBC
14 September 1987 -
Comedy


Ratties, The


Razzmatazz
ITV
1981 - 1987


Really Wild Show, The
BBC
1986 - 2006


Recess
BBC
1990s


Red Grass, The  Updated
ITV
06 January 1959 - 10 February 1959
Live Action


Ren and Stimpy Show, The
August 1991 - November 1996


Rentaghost
BBC
1976 - 1984


Richie Rich
1980s / 1990s


Riddlers, The
ITV
1986 - 1998


Ring-a-Ding
BBC
05 January 1973 -


Road Runner Show, The
1960s


Robert's Robots
ITV
1973 - 1974
Comedy


Roger and the Rottentrolls
ITV
01 January 1996 - 2000


Roland Rat [TV-am]
ITV
1983 - 1985
Puppets


Roland Rat the Series
BBC
1980s


Roland Rat's Winter Wonderland
ITV
1984


Roly Mo Show, The
CBeebies


Romper Room
ITV
1960s / 1970s


Roobarb
BBC
1974 -


Roobarb and Custard Too
Five
2005


Rosie and Jim
ITV
1989 - 2003


Round the Bend
ITV
1988


Round the Twist
BBC
1990s


Rubadubdub
Channel 4


Rubovia [1958]
BBC
1958 - 1960


Rubovia [1976]  New
BBC
20 February 1976 -
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Rude Dog and the Dweebs
BBC
1990s


Rugrats
BBC
1990s


Runaround
ITV
1975 - 1981
Game Show


Rupert
BBC
12 September 1988 - 1990
Animation


Samurai Pizza Cats
1990s
Animation


Saturday Banana, The
ITV
08 July 1978 -


Saturday Show, The [BBC]
BBC
2001 - 03 September 2005
Saturday


Saturday Show, The [ITV]
ITV
1982 - 1984
Saturday


Saturday Special
BBC
1951-1953
Saturday


Saturday Starship, The
ITV
1984
Saturday


Saturday Superstore
BBC
02 October 1982 - 18 April 1987
Saturday


Saved by the Bell
Channel 4
1990s
Comedy


Saved by the Bell: The College Years
Channel 4


Saved by the Bell: The New Class
Channel 4


Scooby Doo
BBC
1970s
Animation


Scragtag & His Tea-Time Telly
BBC
18 September 1986 -
Story


Scratchy & Co
ITV
May 1995 - April 1998
Saturday


Seal of Neptune, The  New
Animation


Seaview
BBC
1983 - 1985


Sebastian - The Incredible Drawing Dog
BBC
11 September 1986 -
Animation


Secret Garden, The [1952]
BBC
1952
Drama


Secret Garden, The [1959]
BBC
1959


Secret Garden, The [1975]


See-Saw
BBC
October 1980 - December 1988
Programming


Sesame Street [1970]
ITV
1970 - 1980s
Puppets


Sesame Street [1980s]
Channel 4
1980s - 2000s
Puppets


Sexton Blake
ITV
1967 - 1971
Drama


Sharky and George (aka Sharky et Georges)
Channel 4
1992
Animation


Shaun the Sheep
BBC
05 March 2007 - Present


Shazzan
ITV
1967 - 1969
Animation


She-Ra: Princess of Power
ITV
1980s
Animation


Shoe People, The
ITV
April 1987 - 1988
Animation


Silas
ITV


Silver Chair, The
BBC
18 November 1990 - 23 December 1990


Silver Surfer
1990s
Animation


Simon and the Witch [1985]
BBC
1985


Simon and the Witch [1987]
BBC
1987


Simpsons, The
BBC


Sir Prancelot  New


Six Classic Fairy Tales
BBC
27 April 1984


Skip and Fuffy  New


Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
1970
Live Action


Sky
ITV
April 1976 - May 1976
Drama


SM:TV Live
ITV
29 August 1998 - 27 December 2003


Small Time
ITV
1955 -
Magazine


SMart
ITV
05 October 1994 - Present


Smart Hart
1999 - 2000


Smile


Smoggies, The  New
Animation


Smurfs, The
ITV


Snagglepuss
1960s


Snorks
1980s
Animation


Snug and Cozi
ITV


Sooty
ITV
2001 - 2004


Sooty & Co
ITV
06 September 1993 - 30 November 1998


Sooty Heights
ITV
1999 - 2000


Sooty Show, The [BBC]
BBC
1955 - 1967


Sooty Show, The [ITV]
ITV
1968 - 01 November 1992
Puppets


Space Ghost
1960s


Space Patrol
1963 - 1964


Space: 1999
ITV
September 1975 - May 1978
Live Action


Spatz
ITV
1991 - 1992
Comedy


Spider
BBC
26 September 1991 - 30 December 1991


Spider-Man [1967]


Spider-Man [1981]
1981


Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
1981


Spider-Man Unlimited
1999


Spider-Man: The Animated Series
1994
Animation


Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
2003
Animation


Spooks of Bottle Bay, The
ITV
1993 - 1995


Sport Billy
1980s


Stig of the Dump
BBC
2002


Stig of the Dump [1981]
ITV
1981


Stilgoe's On
BBC
07 April 1986 -


Stingray
ITV
04 October 1964 - 27 June 1965
Puppets


Stop - Go!
BBC
24 December 1981 -
Factual
Transmitted as part of See-Saw


Stop the Pigeon
BBC
see Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines


Stoppit and Tidyup
BBC
12 September 1988 - 05 December 1988
Animation


Stories of the Piano
1950s


Story Keepers, The


Story Makers, The
CBBC


Storyteller, The
1988 - 1989
Puppets


Studio E
BBC
1957 - 1958


Summerton Mill  New


Sunny Side Up
ITV
1982


Supercar
ITV
28 January 1961 - 29 April 1962
Puppets


Supergran
ITV
20 January 1985 - 31 May 1987


SuperTed
BBC
12 October 1983 -
Animation


Swiss Family Robinson, The


Sylvanian Families
ITV
1988?


Take a Letter
1961 - 1963
Game Show


Take Hart
BBC
1977 - 1983
Art


Take Two


Tales from Fat Tulip's Garden
ITV
1985 - 1987


Tales of the Riverbank
BBC
23 November 1962 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother
see also Hammy the Hamster


Taz-Mania
ITV
September 1991 -
Animation


T-Bag
ITV
04 April 1985 - 16 November 1992


Teddy Edward
BBC
05 January 1973 - 30 March 1973


Teddy Trucks
BBC
Animation


Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (aka Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
BBC
1980s - 1990s
Animation


Telebugs
ITV
1986 - 1987


Telegantic Megavision
ITV
January 1996 - April 1996
Saturday


Telegoons, The  New
BBC
05 October 1963 - 01 August 1964
Puppets


Telescope  New
Puppets


Teletubbies
BBC
31 March 1997 - 05 January 2001


Television Club
BBC


Terrahawks
ITV
1983 - 1984


Think Again
BBC


Think Backwards
BBC


Think of a Number
BBC
1978 - 1984


Think... This Way
BBC


Thomas
BBC
06 May 1975 -


Thomas & Friends [Five]
Five
2006 - Present


Thomas & Friends [ITV]
ITV
2003 - 2005


Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
ITV
04 September 1984 - 1991
Animation


Three Children and It


Three Scampies, The
ITV
1962
Puppets
see also Basil Brush Show


Thunderbirds
ITV
30 September 1965 - 25 December 1966
Puppets


Thundercats
BBC
1980s
Animation


Thursday's Child
1950s?
Drama


Tich and Quackers  New


Tickle on the Tum
ITV
1983 - 1988


Tikkabilla  New
BBC


Timeslip
ITV
28 September 1970 - 22 March 1971


Tingha and Tucker (aka Tingha and Tucker Club, The)  Updated
ITV
October 1962 - October 1970
Puppets


Tiny Toon Adventures (aka Tiny Toons)
ITV
1990s
Animation


TISWAS
ITV
05 January 1974 - 03 April 1982
Saturday


Titch


TMi
BBC
16 September 2006 - Present
Saturday


Tom and Jerry
ITV
Animation


Tom and Vicky
1997


Tomorrow People, The
ITV
30 April 1973 - 19 February 1979
Drama


Tom's Midnight Garden [1968]
BBC
1968


Tom's Midnight Garden [1974]
BBC
1974


Tom's Midnight Garden [1988]
BBC
1988


Top Banana
ITV


Top Cat (aka Boss Cat)
see Boss Cat


Top of the Form
BBC
1962 - 1975


Topo Gigio  New


Torchy the Battery Boy
ITV
1958 - 1959
Puppets


Tots TV
ITV
03 January 1993 - 27 April 1998


Tottering Towers
ITV
1971 - 1972
Comedy


Tottie
BBC
06 February 1984 - 1986
Animation


Touche Turtle and Dum Dum
BBC
1960s
Animation


Towser
BBC
1982


Toytown  New
ITV
1970s
Puppets


Transformers, The
ITV
1980s


Trap Door, The
ITV
1984 - 1986


Tree House Family, The
ITV
1960s


Tripods, The
BBC
September 1984 - December 1985


Trumpton
BBC
03 January 1967 -
Animation
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother
see also Camberwick Green and Chigley


TTV
BBC
31 October 1985 -
Game Show


Tucker's Luck
BBC
1983 - 1985


Tuesday Rendezvous  New
ITV


TUGS
ITV
04 April 1989 - 27 June 1989


TV Mayhem
ITV
September 1991 - November 1991


Tweenies, The
BBC
1999 -
Pre-School


Two By Two
BBC
14 September 1988 -
Factual


Two D's and a Dog
ITV
1970
Comedy


UFO
ITV
16 September 1970 - 24 July 1971


Ulysses 31
BBC
1985 - 1986


Under the Mountain
1982 -


Up Our Street
BBC
10 June 1985 -
Comedy


Victor and Maria


Vision On
BBC
1964 - 1977


Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light
1980s


Voyage of the Dawn Treader
BBC
03 December 1989 - 24 December 1989


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea  New
1964 -


WAC '90
ITV
1989 - 1990


Wacaday
ITV
1985 - 1992


Wacky Races
BBC
1969 -
Animation


Wait Till Your Father Gets Home
1970s


Ward, The
see Children's Ward


Warrior Queen
ITV
1978
Drama


Watch
BBC


Watch with Mother
BBC
1952 - 1973
Programming
WWM created by Freda Lingstrom (who later became Head of Children's Television)


Water Margin, The


We Are The Champions
BBC
1973 - 1987
Sport


We Want to Sing
BBC
Late 1960s - 1980s
Music


What's Inside?
BBC
21 September 1987 -


What's Up Doc?
ITV
1992 - 1995
Saturday


Whirligig
BBC
1950s
Saturday


Whizz
BBC
12 April 1985 -


Why Don't You?
BBC
20 August 1973 - 21 April 1995
Magazine


Wide Awake Club
ITV
1984 - 1989


Will Quack Quack (aka Wil Cwac Cwac)
ITV
1980s - 1990s
Animation


William Tell  New
ITV
1958 -


William's Wish Wellingtons
BBC
25 October 1994 - 28 November 1996
Animation


Willo the Wisp
BBC
1981
Animation


Willy Fog 2
BBC
1993


Wimpole Village
ITV
1987 - 1994
Animation


Wind in the Willows, The
ITV
1984 - 1987
Animation


Wizadora
ITV
08 September 1993 - 01 September 1997


Wizbit
BBC
08 January 1986 - 1988
Live Action


Wolf It
ITV
1993 - 1996
Puppets


Wombles, The
BBC
05 February 1973 - 1975
Animation


Wonderful World of Disney


Woodentops, The
BBC
09 September 1955 -
Puppets
Transmitted as part of Watch with Mother


Woof!
ITV
1989 - 1996?
Comedy


World of David the Gnome, The
1980s


Worzel Gummidge [1979]
ITV
1979 - 1981
Comedy


Worzel Gummidge [1987]
Channel 4
1987 - 1989


Wrong Trousers, The
BBC
26 December 1993


Wuzzles, The
1985


X-Men
1990s
Animation


Yogi's Gang
BBC
1970s
Animation


You and Me
BBC
January 1974 - March 1995
Education


You Must Be Joking
ITV
1975
Comedy


Your Mother Wouldn't Like It
ITV
November 1985 - January 1988
Variety


Zig Zag [BBC]
BBC
October 1981 - October 2002
Education


Zig Zag [ITV]
ITV
1975
Magazine


Zoo Time
ITV
1956 -
Factual


ZZZap!
ITV
08 January 1993 - 21 September 2001



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