Kids TV

Battle of the Planets

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 5 (USA/Japan) 85 x episodes Battle Of The Planets was adapted and translated from a Japanese animated series entitled Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. That series began in 1972 and ran for an incredible 105 episodes in its native country, and was so successful it spawned a further 100 episodes in(...)

Be Our Guest

1 9 6 6 (Australia) Australian show Be Our Guest was an attempt by the Australian ABC-TV to capture a slice of the late daytime viewing audience, designed to please the whole family from early teens to Dad and Mum. Contrived but entertaining, the nightly 30-minute programme was a display of the talents of the showbiz guests who(...)

Beany and Cecil

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 8 (USA) 1 9 8 8 (USA) The characters of Beany and Cecil were first seen as puppets on the 50s show Time for Beany, which featured Capt. Horatio Huffenpuff and his nephew Beany Boy as they travelled the high seas aboard the Leakin’ Lena. Beany (who was named for the(...)

Beatles Cartoon, The

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) 39 x 30 minute episodes The Beatles cartoons were screened in the US from 25 September 1965 to 20 April 1969 on ABC Television. They were then seen in syndication and overseas. The series was also repeated in the US in 1986 and 1987 on MTV. Almost(...)

Beavis & Butt-Head Show, The

1 9 9 3 - 1 9 9 7 (USA) 186 x 10/30 minute episodes 1 x 60 minute episode Beavis and Butt-head were two ugly, pubescent cartoon males variously regarded as "the first truly modern attempt at TV" (Time Magazine) or "the latest link in the Darwinian descent of the American adolescent" (New York Times). Moronically(...)

Belle & Sebastien

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 8 (France) 13 x 25 minute episodes Two customs officers are patrolling the mountains during a night of heavy snowfall when they find a young woman carrying a baby in her arms. The officers (and a hunter called Cesar) take the frozen and fatigued woman into a shelter(...)

Bengo

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) Narrator Sylvia Peters

Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince

1 9 8 3 (USA) 13 x 20 minute episodes This live-action series from Hanna-Barbera aired on Saturday mornings on CBS in 1983 with repeats airing in the US and internationally for a number of years through the 1980s. A tyrant named Zanu had taken control of the distant red planet of Antars (which was "way off(...)

Big John, Little John

1 9 7 6 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes After taking a sip from the Fountain of Youth, John Martin changed from a 45-year-old school teacher to a 12-year-old boy. Because he only took a sip, the change was not permanent - but it was recurring and Martin had no control over when the change would occur!(...)

Big World of Little Adam, The

1 9 6 5 (USA) 110 x 5 minute episodes Back in the days of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, nothing got a kid’s heart pumping faster than the Space Race. Astronauts and NASA engineers were the golden boys of the moment, as rocket launches became the talk of not only the evening news, but also the school playground. Capitalising on(...)

Bigfoot and Wildboy

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) Orphaned at a young age, Wildboy was raised in the Pacific Northwest by the legendary Bigfoot, a large, intelligent, hairy man-thing. Together, Bigfoot and Wildboy fought the various forces of evil in their part of the country (and there were lots). Besides being extremely strong, Bigfoot(...)

Biggles

1 9 6 0 (UK) 35 x 30 minute episodes This action-packed children's action series followed the adventures of Detective Air Inspector Bigglesworth (Neville Whiting), and was based on the famous stories by Captain W.E.Johns. The daredevil pilot had left the Air Force with his chums Ginger (played by pop star John Leyton) and Bertie (David(...)

Biker Mice from Mars

1 9 9 3 - 1 9 9 6 (USA/Canada) 65 x 30 minute episodes When three alien motorcycle riding mice - Throttle, Modo and Vinnie - are forced to leave their home planet of Mars thanks to the evil mining Plutarkians, they end up crash-landing on Earth in the city of Chicago. Throttle Rob Paulsen(...)

Billy Bean & His Funny Machine

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 6 (UK) Billy Bean  Peter Hawkins Yoo-Hoo  Ivan Owen

Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) 120 x 30 minute episodes At a time when young children were enthralled by Andy Pandy, their older siblings were tucking into the adventures of Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School. Bunter was also popular with adults - in fact the show used to go out live twice every(...)

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