UK Popular and forgotten kids T.V shows 1980s-2010'sby Dewcake | created - 14 Aug 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
A list of kids TV shows that ran in the UK(Mostly CBBC/CITV) between 1980 and 2000+ ( One entry from '79 included as it ran through the 80's). Please feel free to leave any suggestions I have missed, and feedback in the comments, I'd Love to hear your thoughts on this list . Enjoy and thanks for reading!
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1. Round the Twist (1989–2001)
25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and seven year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the... See full summary »
"Have you ever? ever felt like this? when strange things happen, are you going round the twist?"
The adventures of the Twist family, who live in a lighthouse and get mixed up in all kinds of crazy magical mischief! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mybg0l2Alaw
2. The Family-Ness (1984–1985)
5 min | Animation, Family
Two Scottish children discover that not only is The Loch Ness Monster real - but that there is a whole family of 'Nessie'. Most of the yellow creatures are named after a personality trait like Eager-Ness, Sad-Ness or Silly-Ness.
The Mactoot children Elspeth and Angus, head down to Loch ness, blow on their thistle whistles, and have fun with the Nessies!
4. Fun House (1989–1999)
TV game show for kids. 2 teams compete against each other for the chance to enter the final game, the funhouse, where they collect prizes on the way through.
Its a whole lotta fun!
5. Aquila (1997–1998)
Comedy, Drama, Family
Whilst on holiday, two boys find the skeleton of a Roman centurion in a cave. Buried with him is an unusual 'pod' which turns out to be a flying machine with incredible abilities. Will they... See full summary »
13. 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 »
14. Byker Grove (1989–2006)
30 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Byker Grove follows the lives and relationships of a group of young people who are members of a youth club.
Remember that annoying laugh at the end of the titles? aha aha aha!
15. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.
16. Out of Tune (1996– )
25 min | Comedy, Family
A show about a church choir that sang, well , out of tune!. Starring a young James corden and charlie brooks (Janine from Eastenders)
19. Bodger and Badger (1989– )
15 min | Comedy, Family
Odd job man Simon Bodger has a highly unusual pet and best friend, a badly behaved, beret-wearing, talking Badger - who LOVES mashed potatoes. Bodger tries a variety of jobs but Badger is always getting him into messy trouble.
Mash potato anyone?
20. Kenan & Kel (1996–2000)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Kenan and Kel. Two best friends who live in Chicago are always dragged down by Kenan's get rich quick schemes while orange soda loving buddy Kel is dragged along but tends to mess things up
23. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Teenage weirdness investigator Marshall Teller adventures through his new small-town home with his friends, geeky Simon Holmes and mysterious Dash X.
28. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »
31. Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (1981– )
24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In 17th century France, young Dogtanian travels to Paris to fulfill his ambition to become one of the King's Musketeers. He befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis and falls in love with Juliette. A doggy version of the tale.
32. 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 »
37. Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone (1990– )
TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Each Night, Potsworth the dog and his 4 friends, Carter his owner, Keiko, Rosie, and Nick go to sleep and enter the realm known as the Dream Zone. There, they become the Midnight Patrol, ... See full summary »
39. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1988–1990)
TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are re-imagined as the leaders of a team of pint-sized crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly.
45. The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994–1998)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
She's Alex Mack. One minute she's walking home...the next there's a crash and she's drenched in some weird chemical! Then she gets powers...
46. Horrible Histories (2009–2019)
28 min | Comedy, Family, History
A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.
48. The Trap Door (1984– )
5 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house. Every time the trap door opens a new adventure begins for ... See full summary »
49. The Moomins (1977–1982)
9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure