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Angela Moore Angela Moore ...  Herself 88 episodes, 1994-1999
Simon Burke ...  Himself 71 episodes, 1994-2003
George Spartels ...  Himself 70 episodes, 1992-1999
Lorraine Bayly Lorraine Bayly ...  Herself 67 episodes, 1966-1974
Colin Buchanan Colin Buchanan ...  Himself 66 episodes, 1993-1999
Monica Trapaga Monica Trapaga ...  Herself 63 episodes, 1992-1998
Benita Collings Benita Collings ...  Herself 56 episodes, 1969-1999
Karen Pang ...  Herself 53 episodes, 1999-2019
Justine Clarke ...  Herself 52 episodes, 2000-2018
Alister Smart Alister Smart ...  Himself 52 episodes, 1966-1972
David James David James ...  Himself 45 episodes, 1994-1999
Don Spencer Don Spencer ...  Himself 44 episodes, 1968-1999
Andrew McFarlane ...  Himself 42 episodes, 2000-2019
Noni Hazlehurst ...  Herself 41 episodes, 1986-2001
John Hamblin John Hamblin ...  Himself 41 episodes, 1971-1997
Trisha Goddard ...  Herself 40 episodes, 1991-1998
Dianne Dorgan Dianne Dorgan ...  Herself 36 episodes, 1966-1969
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Play School is an Australian Gold Logie award-winning educational television show for children produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is the longest-running children's show in Australia, and the second-longest-running children's show in the world. An estimated 80% of pre-school children under six watch the programme at least once a week.

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Australia

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English

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18 July 1966 (Australia) See more »

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(1966-2000) | (2000- )

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Black and White (-1972)| Color (1973-)
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Names of Play School pets:
  • Bit and Bot - Fish
  • Henry and Henrietta - Mice
  • Jack and Jill - Guinea Pigs
  • Peppino and Peppina - Budgerigars
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Incredibly Nostalgic
10 September 2008 | by robynh-4See all my reviews

There's a bear in there, and a chair as well. There are people with games! And stories to tell! Open wide! Come inside! It's Play School!

Ah, yes, "Play School". I had long forgotten this excellent children's show until I recently read Merridy Eastman's book (who was a "Play School" presenter in the '80's) "There's a Bear in There (And he wants Swedish)", and it all came flooding back to me.

Anyhoo, "Play School" is definitely one of the more better children's shows in terms of its educational value, sense of fun and memorable theme songs. Unlike many other educational children's television shows, "Play School" is bearable for older people (That is, parents and older siblings) to watch with youngsters. Granted that "Play School" could be just another hyperactive, over-the-top and God awful children's show (That is, "Barney"), "Play School is simple, good, clean fun and it isn't migraine inducing.

I'd also like to note that I'm pretty amazed that "Play School" has been still going for almost a century now, but still manages to stay fresh. Well done to "Play School".

So, to conclude, "Play School" is a great, clean and fun show that I'd highly recommend for parents to let their youngsters watch.


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