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TV Years: Classic Children’s Programmes

Do you remember Bagpuss? The next issue of our favourite magazine, TV YEARS, goes on sale on Tuesday June 4, and it’s celebrating classic children’s TV! As ever, we’ve had a look inside…


– David Walliams on his all-time favourite animations
– Johnny Ball reveals all about Think Of A Number, Think Again etc
– Andy Crane and Tommy Boyd on staffing the broom cupboard on BBC1 and ITV
– Lewis Rudd and Edward Barnes talk about running children’s TV on Thames and at the BBC
– Joy Whitby, Carol Chell and Carol Leader on Play School
– Mick Robertston on Magpie
– Tony Robinson on Maid Marian and her Merry Men


– Jeremy Swan on Rentaghost
– Gary Russell recalls his time as part of the Famous Five
– Noseybonk!


Your complete guide to every Saturday morning kids’ show in the UK – ever!

As per, if you need more info, you can find TV YEARS on Twitter here: @tvyears



  1. THX 1139

    June 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Started reading my copy today – tremendous stuff as usual.

  2. THX 1139

    June 16, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Just finished it! You know you’re in a safe pair of hands when the mag refers to Roobarb and not Roobarb and Custard, which it was NEVER CALLED. Ahem. Anyway, Samira Ahmed’s 1970s mum looks really cool.

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