The BBC examines its own children's output from the early days of broadcasting.
For me it is another bout of nostalgia and allowing me to tell my kids the kind of programmes I viewed as a youngster such as Andy Pandy where you could still see the strings, Jackanory always a treat when Bernard Cribbins or Willie Rushton was the storyteller and Play School especially with Derek Griffiths who popped up in my school once touring in a school version of Play School.
In the afternoons ITV ruled during the school lunch time hour with Rainbow, Button Moon or Pipkin. Nowadays kids are not allowed to leave school during the lunch hour.
There was a lot to pack in during 60 minutes and as a treat we had talking heads who actually appeared in these programmes such as Bernard Cribbins whose fellow actors were envious who had 15 minutes a day to himself talking to the screen.
However despite highlights such as Vision On, The Really Wild Show, Morph, Grange Hill and Newsround it was not all good news with the kids output.
I could never get into Blue Peter, it always struck me as a programme where people did things I would never get a chance to do or went to places where I would never get anywhere near. As a grown up I actually did manage to travel a bit but at the time it just felt remote.
A good slice of yesteryear despite some wobbly dramas with ropey special effects or shows you might not had given a second look in the days of 3 channel television.
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