My Children's BBC (mainly 80s to 90s)

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1. 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: 68

2. Felix the Cat (1958– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The complete 1958-1959 full-color series!

Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 683

3. 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: 428

4. The Deputy Dawg Show (1959–1972)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A canine sheriff's deputy in a backwoods Southern town always manages to catch the bad guy, despite his own ineptitude.

Stars: Dayton Allen, Lionel Wilson

Votes: 222

5. Quick Draw McGraw (1959–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Quick Draw Mcgraw was a dimwitted and lanky mustang (horse) who caused much chaos in the Old West. If he could get his own six shooter out of his holster at all, he would usually shoot the ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Doug Young, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 1,358

6. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 31,184

7. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 9,007

8. The Bullwinkle Show (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures.

Stars: Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 3,328

9. Top Cat (1961–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats, always trying to cheat someone.

Stars: Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 6,476

10. The Yogi Bear Show (1961–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Yogi, a smooth, talkative forest bear looks to raid park goers picnic baskets, while Park Ranger Smith tries to stop him.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon, Vance Colvig Jr.

Votes: 8,692

11. Treasure in Malta (1963)

93 min | Adventure

Tom and Sukie arrive in Malta to spend the holidays with their father, an archaeologist digging for a legendary golden statue of Calypso on the island of Gozo. He fails to meet the children... See full summary »

Directors: Lothar Michael Schmitt, Derek Williams | Stars: Mario Debono, Aidan Mompalao de Piro, Marylu Coppini, Guido Saliba

Votes: 33

12. Play School (1964–1988)

20 min | Family

Stories, fun, and things to make and do for pre-school children.

Stars: Brian Cant, Rick Jones, Julie Stevens, Carol Ward

Votes: 84

13. Stingray (1964–1965)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

The missions of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol, particularly the crew of its most advanced combat submarine, the Stingray.

Stars: Ray Barrett, Robert Easton, David Graham, Don Mason

Votes: 965

14. The Magic Roundabout (1964– )

5 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Cult classic children's animated series about a group of human and animal characters that gather at the roundabout / carousel in the park. Although the original series is French there are multiple dubbed versions from other countries.

Stars: Eric Thompson, Jacques Bodoin, Serge Danot, Micheline Dax

Votes: 261

15. 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: 254

16. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)

TV-G | 50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.

Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Peter Dyneley, David Graham, Shane Rimmer

Votes: 3,700

17. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Family

A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign.

Stars: Ed Bishop, Donald Gray, Francis Matthews, Sylvia Anderson

Votes: 1,337

18. Gentle Ben (1967–1969)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The adventures in the Florida Everglades of a game warden, Tom Wedloe, his wife Ellen, their son Mark, and Mark's tame bear Ben.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, Clint Howard, Beth Brickell, Bruno The Bear

Votes: 534

19. Batfink on the Rocks (1967 TV Short)

5 min | Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Hal Seeger | Stars: Frank Buxton, Len Maxwell

Votes: 38

20. Joe 90 (1968–1981)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

The adventures of a preteen secret agent who can have any useful skills downloaded into his brain.

Stars: Len Jones, Rupert Davies, Keith Alexander, David Healy

Votes: 464

21. Wacky Races (1968–1970)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The participants of an unusual car race compete around America.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo

Votes: 5,471

22. Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969–1970)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Dick Dastardly leads a fighter plane group to try ineffectualy to stop a carrier pigeon.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Don Messick

Votes: 2,968

23. The Pink Panther Show (1969–2011)

TV-G | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt ... See full summary »

Stars: Rich Little, Paul Frees, Dave Barry, Mel Blanc

Votes: 14,807

24. The Adventures of Parsley (1970– )

5 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

FilmFair's stop motion animated follow-up to _"Herbs, The" (1968)_, featuring the adventures of Parsley the Lion, Dill the Dog, and other characters in the herb garden.

Star: Gordon Rollings

Votes: 32

25. 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: 653

26. Newsround (1972– )

10 min | Family, News

John Craven (and latterly other presenters) introduce news stories and other articles of interest to its young audience. Broadcast at around 5.00pm on BBC1 in the UK.

Stars: Ricky Boleto, Leah Gooding, Joe Tidy, Martin Dougan

Votes: 152

27. 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: 28

28. Record Breakers (1972–2001)

25 min | Documentary, Family

Contestants attempt to break records for various feats listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

Stars: Roy Castle, Norris McWhirter, Ross McWhirter, Cheryl Baker

Votes: 65

29. 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

31. The Wombles (1973– )

5 min | Animation, Family

The misadventures of a fantasy folk community dedicated to cleaning up litter and put it to their own use.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Dieter Hallervorden

Votes: 684

33. 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: 768

34. Little Miss (1983)

Unrated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

The adventures of the Little Miss characters created by Roger Hargreaves as female counterparts to the original Mr Men. The personality and appearance of each character matches their name such as Little Miss Chatterbox.

Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Votes: 52

35. Roobarb (1974– )

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Roobarb the green dog's enthusiasm for inventions and harebrained schemes to liven up life in the garden know no bounds. It's up to Custard the indolent, grinning purple cat, and the rest ... See full summary »

Star: Richard Briers

Votes: 204

36. 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

37. 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: 289

38. Paddington Bear (1976–1993)

30 min | Animation, Family

The misadventures of a little Peruvian bear living in London, England.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Joel Grey

Votes: 1,051

39. 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: 179

40. 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: 426

41. Take Hart (1977–1983)

30 min | Family

Host Tony Hart demonstrates various art projects along with cartoon sequences.

Stars: Tony Hart, Patricia Dodwell, Colin Bennett

Votes: 74

42. Hunter's Gold (1977– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A 13 year old boy goes in search of his missing father in New Zealand during the gold rush of 1860.

Stars: Andrew Hawthorn, Roger Oakley, Donald Snook, Robert Pratt

Votes: 16

43. The Moomins (1977–1982)

9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A stop-motion animated children's television series, often referred to as the Fuzzy Felt Moomins, based on the stories and illustrations by the Finnish author Tove Jansson.

Stars: Hans Clarin, Stanislaw Kwasniak, Stanislaw Wyszynski, Richard Murdoch

Votes: 458

44. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977–1980)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

The adventures of a superhero caveman and a trio of female amateur detectives.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Gary Owens, Laurel Page, Marilyn Schreffler

Votes: 2,876

45. 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: 1,081

46. Think of a Number (1977– )

Documentary, Family