Kids TV

Adventures of Long John Silver, The

1 9 5 5 (Australia) 26 x 30 minute episodes In this Australian-made series - based very loosely on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel Treasure Island - Long John Silver (Robert Newton), his young cabin boy pal Jim Hawkins (Kit Taylor) and their ship, the Faithful, were located on the island of Porto Bello on the Spanish(...)

Adventures of Noddy, The

Adventures of Noddy, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 6 (UK) 33 x 15 minute episodes                                

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 Portland Bill, The

1 9 8 3 (UK) Portland Bill works as the keeper of the Trinity House lighthouse at Guillemot Rock, alongside his two assistants Ross and Cromarty and his small pet dog, Dogger. Guillemot Rock lies offshore of the small village of McGuillycuddy - a village so small that it only has one shop (Edward Stones' Emporium shop)(...)

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). Lesinawi was a real-life police officer in Fiji but left the force to(...)

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(...)

Alias the Jester

1 9 8 5 (UK) 13 x 10 minute episodes Produced by Cosgrove Hall (creators of Danger Mouse and Count Duckula), this BAFTA award-winning animated series followed the exploits of Alias, a diminutive space traveller who unexpectedly lands in the magical kingdom of Houghton Bottom in medieval England after his rocket ship malfunctions. Alias becomes court(...)

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