1 9 7 4 – 1 9 9 2 (UK)
Humans and puppets interacted, told stories and had fun to provide entertainment to 4 and 5-year-old preschool viewers.
The series did not shy away from teaching children about the modern world and, in 1987, ran segments dealing with child abuse. The segments featured a character called ‘Uncle Jack’ who offered ice cream in exchange for tickling while trying to coerce the puppets Cosmo and Dibs away from their market stall.
The character was eventually revealed to be a true friend, but the ambiguity was true to life – and the vast majority of child abusers are known to the child.
You and Me is possibly best remembered for the infamous segment featuring a dead Guinea Pig called Squiggle . . .