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1. Chigley (1969– )

15 min | Animation, Family

The third and final part of the 'Trumptonshire Trilogy' is set in the industrial hamlet of Chigley near Camberwick Green. Each episode tells the story of a local but also feature characters from the previous two series.

Star: Brian Cant

Votes: 108

2. Trumpton (1967– )

15 min | Animation, Family

A sequel, of sorts, to Camberwick Green but set in the larger, nearby town of Trumpton. Each episode opens with the town hall clock and ends with the fire brigade band playing. Every show tells the story of one of the townsfolk.

Star: Brian Cant

Votes: 293

3. Camberwick Green (1966– )

15 min | Animation, Family

Iconic British children's animated series set in the fictional, picturesque village of the title. Each episode opens with a character emerging from a music box and they will be the central character of the forthcoming story.

Star: Brian Cant

Votes: 262

4. Mary Mungo & Midge (1969– )

15 min | Animation, Family

An animated children's series which followed the adventures of a little girl called Mary and her dog, Mungo, and her mouse, Midge.

Stars: Richard Baker, Isabel Ryan

Votes: 69

5. Potty Time (1973–1980)

25 min | Comedy, Family

Comic adventures of puppets called the Pottys.

Stars: Michael Bentine, Colin Bean

Votes: 47

6. Hector's House (1966– )

5 min | Animation, Family

Hector the Dog and Zsazsa the Cat live in a house in the centre of a lovely garden full of flowers. Kiki the frog lives next door and seems to spend her time spying on them over the garden ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucie Dolène, Jacques Morel, Agnès Vanier, Paul Bacon

Votes: 57

7. Mr Benn (1971–2005)

15 min | Animation, Family

Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street of Festive Road. However, when he tries on a costume in a mysterious costume shop, he steps ... See full summary »

Star: Ray Brooks

Votes: 641

8. Children of the Stones (1977– )

30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it under the grip of weird psychic powers unleashed by the sinister village squire, Hendrick... See full summary »

Stars: Gareth Thomas, Veronica Strong, Peter Demin, Ruth Dunning

Votes: 564

9. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 2,966

10. Bananaman (1983–1986)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Stupid, but well-meaning and super-strong super-hero, Bananaman gets his strength from eating bananas. Before he eats a banana, Bananaman is a young boy called Eric who is keen to keep his ... See full summary »

Stars: Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jill Shilling

Votes: 1,375

11. Grange Hill (1978–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes, Sally Geoghegan

Votes: 1,070

12. Bagpuss (1974)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily brings them a new object, the toys come to life to work out what the strange new thing ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 764

13. Rentaghost (1976–1984)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Staniforth, Edward Brayshaw, Ann Emery, William Perrie

Votes: 418

14. Noggin the Nog (1959–1965)

10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

"In the Lands of the North, where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the North Lands sit by their great log fires, and they tell a tale..."

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Ronnie Stevens

Votes: 76

15. Ivor the Engine (1976–1977)

5 min | Animation, Family

In the 'top, left hand corner of Wales' runs an archaic railway line staffed by such characters as Jones the Steam and Dai Station. Their pride is Ivor, the steam engine with a will of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson, Oliver Postgate, David Edwards

Votes: 288

16. The Clangers (1969–1974)

10 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

The series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the Clangers, a flutey-voiced family of woolen, knitted aliens living below the surface of a knobbly little planet far out in space.... See full summary »

Star: Oliver Postgate

Votes: 568

17. The Adventures of Sir Prancelot (1972– )

5 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

"Caption" animation from the makers of Captain Pugwash (1957), featuring the adventures of Sir Prancelot and his courtiers on their crusade to the Holy Land.

Star: Peter Hawkins

Votes: 11

18. Rainbow (1972–1992)

22 min | Animation, Family

Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

Stars: Geoffrey Hayes, Roy Skelton, Stanley Bates, Rod Burton

Votes: 692

19. Captain Pugwash (1957–1966)

5 min | Animation, Family

The adventures of Captain Pugwash and his crew aboard the pirate ship - the Black Pig.

Stars: Peter Hawkins, Noel Coleman

Votes: 192

21. Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (1976–1982)

120 min | Family, Talk-Show

Saturday morning children's show which as well as having music and guests also had kids phone in and swap toys with each other.

Stars: Noel Edmonds, Keith Chegwin, John Craven, Delia Smith

Votes: 74

22. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989–1994)

25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 1,125

23. No 73 (1982–1988)


The team moved from the house "No 73" to a Wild West theme park for the last 2 series and welcomed a host of new presenters including Rob Debenham as the out of work actor turned builder. ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 95

24. Tiswas (1974–1982)


Anarchic Saturday morning children's fare which starred Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Lenny Henry and Sylvester McCoy.

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Sylvester McCoy, John Gorman

Votes: 147

25. Mr. Men (1974–1983)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

The Mr Men are a whole host of brightly colored characters that live in Misterland. All of them have names like Mr Happy, Mr Clumsy and Mr Greedy and their appearance and personality match their name. Narrated by Arthur Lowe.

Star: Arthur Lowe

Votes: 292

26. Blue Peter (1958– )

25 min | Family

British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14. The show has different segments where the presenters would show the ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Trace, Konnie Huq, Leila Williams, Valerie Singleton

Votes: 429

27. Bod (1975– )

TV-Y | 15 min | Animation, Family, Music

The adventures of a little boy called Bod, who lives in a town with his friends Aunt Flo, P.C. Copper, Frank the Postman and Farmer Barleymow. Each episode also featured Alberto Frog and his Amazing Animal Band.

Stars: John Le Mesurier, Maggie Henderson

Votes: 116

28. Parsley the Lion (1969– )


Parsley the Lion always sat on the path in front of the herb garden to welcome the viewers. He was very frightened of strangers until he got to know them. He was usually very mischievous ... See full summary »

Votes: 8

29. The Herbs (1968–1972)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Animated adventures of characters in a herb garden, such as Sir Basil and Lady Rosemary, Bayleaf the gardener, Sage the owl, Dill the dog and Parsley the lion.

Star: Gordon Rollings

Votes: 117

31. Andy Pandy (1950–1957)


Puppet series for young children.

Stars: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Valerie Cardnell, Vera McKechnie

Votes: 67

32. Flower Pot Men (1952–1954)

12 min | Family

This programme was part of a BBC children's television series titled Watch with Mother, with a different programme each weekday, most of them involving string puppets. The Flower Pot Men ... See full summary »

Stars: Maria Bird, Peter Hawkins, Gladys Whitred, Julia Williams

Votes: 55

33. Animal Magic (1962–1984)

30 min | Family

Children's series looking at the world of animals.

Stars: Johnny Morris, Keith Shackleton, Tony Soper, Terry Nutkins

Votes: 58

34. Vision On (1965–1976)

30 min | Family

A show presenting art projects and pantomime performances oriented for a hearing impaired youth audience.

Stars: Pat Keysell, Rex Hays, Ralph Thompson, Robin Pitman

Votes: 62

35. Catweazle (1970–1971)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time.

Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Robin Davies, Gary Warren, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 756

36. Chorlton and the Wheelies (1976– )

12 min | Animation, Family

A wonderfully eccentric series about Chorlton, a happy-go-lucky dragon (named after a suburb of Manchester) who unintentionally foils the evil schemes of a mad Welsh 'Kettle Witch' who tries to stop wheelie people having fun.

Star: Joe Lynch

Votes: 158

37. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

Children's television programme about cinema, hosted by Chris Kelly.

Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Derek Ware, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 35

38. Crackerjack! (1955–2020)

45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

The shows were broadcast live in front of an audience largely of children, originally at the King's Theatre on Hammersmith Road until 1963, then at the BBC Television Theatre (now the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Hayes, Peter Glaze, Jillian Comber, Leslie Crowther

Votes: 69

39. Crystal Tipps and Alistair (1971– )

5 min | Animation, Family

British cartoon series about the adventures of a frizzy haired girl and her dog, Alistair. They also meet up with their friends Birdie and Butterfly. The stories are told without dialogue but have a musical score and Pop-Art design.

Votes: 27

40. The Feathered Serpent (1976– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A young boy named Tozo must prevent Nasca, the bloodthirsty high priest of Teshcata, from seizing control of the Aztec civilisation.

Stars: Patrick Troughton, Diane Keen, Brian Deacon, Richard Willis

Votes: 26

41. Fingerbobs (1972– )

15 min | Animation, Family

Charming finger puppet series with Yoffy (Jones) telling stories featuring Fingermouse, Scampi, Gulliver the Seagull, and other animal characters.

Star: Rick Jones

Votes: 105

42. The Flumps (1976– )

Animation, Family

The adventures of a family of cute, furry creatures - The Flumps. Grandpa Flump, Ma and Pa Flump, their eldest son Perkin, daughter Posie and youngest son Pootle. Each episode contains fun songs and a story from the 'Big Book'.

Star: Gay Soper

Votes: 180

44. Hattytown Tales (1980– )

Animation, Family

The adventures of Carrots the donkey and his friend Sancho the sombrero in Hatty Town, a place where all the other characters, and buildings, are hats.

Votes: 16

45. How (1977– )


Very entertaining series where the presenters asked the viewers, "How do you make or do whatever". The programme was very informative and presented in a light hearted way. Aimed at children the programme was watched by adults as well.

Stars: Fred Dinenage, Jack Hargreaves, Jon Miller, Marian Davies

Votes: 51

46. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Kenneth Williams, Ray Smith

Votes: 253

47. Jamie and the Magic Torch (1976–1979)

10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy