Kids TV

Adventures of Parsley, The

1 9 7 0 (UK) 32 x 5 minute episodes Parsley is a small very friendly lion who lives in an old deserted herb garden. This is how he came to be called 'Parsley' for both his mane and tail are made of the best parsley leaves. Joining him on his adventures were Dill the Dog(...)

Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin, The

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) 164 x 26 minute episodes In 1954, former silent screen canine character Rin-Tin-Tin was resurrected and became the star of this weekly, half-hour children's adventure series set in the late 1880s at an army outpost 'out West'. Rin-Tin-Tin, like his silent screen ancestor, was a magnificent(...)

Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The

1 9 6 5 (France/UK) 12 x episodes This adaptation of Daniel Defoe's classic novel was a familiar sight on children's television in the 1960s, being repeated a number of times after its 1965 debut. Made in France and dubbed into English, it told Crusoe's story in full, even exploring his pre-shipwreck life through flashbacks which(...)

Adventures of Rupert Bear, The

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 156 x episodes Rupert Bear lived amongst the lush greenery of Nutwood Forest with his parents, Mr Bear - a pipe-smoking traditionalist in a three-piece suit - and Mrs Bear - a homely type in an apron, forever baking, cleaning and polishing. Rupert perpetually dressed in(...)

Adventures of Sir Prancelot, The

1 9 7 2 (UK) 19 x 5 minute episodes The Adventures of Sir Prancelot follows the exploits of the heroic but somewhat eccentric Sir Prancelot and his household as they set off for the Crusades to the Holy Land. This animated tale originated from the same stable that produced Captain Pugwash which is evident from the crude and(...)

Adventures of Superman, The

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 104 x 30 minute episodes Originally invented as an Action comic character by Ohio duo Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938, Superman was transferred to US syndicated television in 1952, becoming one of the fledgeling medium's first hits. Episode one, 'Superman On Earth', provided a helpful genealogy: Born on(...)

Adventures Of The Galaxy Rangers

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) 65 x episodes   Cmdr. Joseph Walsh  Earl Hammond Capt. Zachary Foxx  Jerry Orbach Queen of the Crown  Corinne Orr Zozo  Bob Bottone Doc Hartford  Hubert Kelly Waldo Zeptic  Henry Mandell Shane 'Goose' Gooseman  Doug Preis Niko  Laura Dean

Adventures Of The Gummi Bears

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 1 (USA) For the first time in its 60-plus-year history, Disney Studios, long the king of animation in motion pictures and TV specials, entered the Saturday morning fray in September 1985 with two shows, The Wuzzles on CBS, and this NBC animated series about six magic bears who leave their(...)

Adventures of the Seaspray

1 9 6 5 (Australia/USA) 32 x 30 minute episodes Widowed journalist Dan Wells (Walter Brown) is sailing the Pacific on his schooner Seaspray with his three children, Mike (Gary Gray), Noah (Rodney Pearlman) and Sue (Sue Haworth), assisted by their Fijian crewman, Willyum (Leoni Lesinawi). The series, a co-production of Screen Gems of America and Pacific Films(...)

Adventures of Twizzle, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 2 (UK) 52 x 15 minute episodes Twizzle, a toy boy with a Wee Willy Winkie hat and extendable legs and arms, meets a new toy golliwog in the toy shop. The golliwog is intrigued by Twizzle's legs and arms. The next day a bad-tempered girl enters the toy(...)

Adventures of William Tell, The

1 9 5 8 (UK) 39 x 25 minute episodes The Adventures of William Tell was another of ITV's all-action productions which, although aimed primarily at young audiences, built up an adult following too. It starred Conrad Phillips in the title role - loosely based on Johann Von Schiller's tale about William Tell, an Alpine hero from(...)

All Your Own

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) Introduced by Huw Wheldon (later to become BBC Director of Television) and frequently produced by a young Cliff Michelmore, All Your Own gave children the opportunity to display their own individual skills and talents or discuss their hobbies and pastimes. The show guided a young guitarist by the(...)

All-New Super Friends Hour, The

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman returned to save our imperilled world, aided by the Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna and their mischievous blue space monkey, Gleek. Using their combined powers, cunning and wit, the DC super heroes saved the day again and again with the reminder(...)

Amazing Chan & the Chan Clan, The

1 9 7 2 (USA) This family of super sleuths comprised Chinese detective Charlie Chan, his 10 children and their family dog, Chu Chu. The children always try to help their dad to bring in the bad guy, but in the meantime, get caught up in many adventures as they travel around the world. The voice(...)

Amazing Spider-Man , The

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) 2 x 90 minute episodes 11 x 60 minute episodes This drama series about the famous web-slinger first aired on 5 April 1978 and starred Nicholas Hammond as Peter Parker/Spidey. Photographer Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and develops super powers. He whips up a(...)

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