Kids TV

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(...)

Andy Pandy

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 7 (UK) 26 x black & white episodes 1 9 7 0 (UK) 13 x colour episodes Although Andy Pandy was actually produced in the late fifties, it was repeated often up to 1980 as the mainstay of the Watch With Mother series. Initially it was shown in the afternoon between 3:45pm and(...)

Andy Robson

1 9 8 2 (UK) 20 x 25 minute episodes Based on Frederick Grice's 1969 novel, The Courage of Andy Robson, about a young boy (Tom Davidson) who is uprooted from his life in the pit community of Easington in 1910, when his father is killed in a mining accident. Andy is sent to stay in(...)

Andy’s Gang

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) Andy Andy Devine Midnight, the cat June Foray Tige, the dog Bud Tollefson Old Grandie, the witch June Foray The Teacher Billy Gilbert The Maharajah Lou Krugman The Poet Alan Reed Buster Brown Jerry Maren Gunga Ram Nino Marcel

Animal Kwackers

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) 39 x 20 minute episodes "Rory, Rory, tell us a story, Rory, Rory tell it like it is!" Children's entertainment from Yorkshire Television featuring a quartet of animals (well, I had a sneaking suspicion they were actors in animal costumes really) from the planet Popland. The(...)

Animal Magic

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 440 x 30 minute episodes Animal Magic first aired on 13 April 1962 and ran for 22 years with host Johnny Morris (pictured) mixing tips on animal care with information on wildlife and zoos, while providing the animals with quintessential English voices - the blustering retired colonel,(...)

Animaniacs

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 9 (USA) 99 x 22 minute episodes After decades of imprisonment in the water tower at Warner Bros studio lot, three cartoon characters - Yakko, Wakko and Dot - escaped to wreak madcap mayhem and drop sight gags galore - often to musical accompaniment. Each episode consisted of(...)

Annie Oakley

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) 81 x 30 minute episodes A gun-toting, pigtailed Annie Oakley (an actual American Wild West character starring with the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show in the late 1800's) became the main character of a 30-minute television adventure series directed towards younger viewers. Mostly fiction, the(...)

Aquaman

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 8 (USA) A children's animated fantasy series from CBS and Filmation. After being born to a woman from Atlantis and a lighthouse keeper, Aquaman controls all the creatures of the sea and was known as "King of the Seven Seas". Aquaman could live underwater and used brainwaves to(...)

Arabian Knights, The

1 9 6 8 (USA) A regular cartoon segment of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. Led by Prince Turhan and Princess Nida, this odd group of heroes did battle with the evil Bakaar to try to recapture Turhan's throne.      Bez, Fariik, and Raseem were the three magicians who assisted the royal duo through an array of(...)

Archie Show, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) Adapted from the comic book creation of cartoonist Bob Montana and John Goldwater, Archie and the whole gang from Riverdale High came to Saturday morning TV in the USA in the late 60s and stayed through various incarnations for almost 10 years. The Archie Show was the(...)

Ark II

Ark II

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) The live-action sci-fi show Ark II started life on the Saturday morning schedule at CBS, but shifted to Sundays during a run that lasted from 1976 to 1979.   It starred Terry Lester (who portrayed Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless) and also featured Jean Marie Hon,(...)

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