In that blessed era that we're forced to refer to as The LateSeventiesToTheEarlyEighties, there was one disease that met all your tabloid...
RETINA-INFURIATING Hanna-Barbera live-action mayhem of hazily-yet-vividly-recollected infamy
CANINE AND company for the wind-hewn, welly-bound well-to-do.
WELCOME READER, bold but fair/in search of truths about KNIGHTMARE
FIVE MINUTE FLEABAG originally on Westward then the channel that sank it.
WRETCHED CRYOGENICALLY-FROZEN four-foot furball
THE FIRST of Sir Dave's big budget quests
Yet more mangy mutts from Hanna-Barbera's lost weekend that was the mid-70s.
HOMELY BROOD OF northern-accented pompoms
FRIPPERSOME FRANCHISE extension of the films
TONY "WILDTRACK" SOPER was your host for "BIRD"
OFF THE BACK OF two nationwide stocking filler longplayers, Henry VIII, Inspector Clouseau and Margo Leadbetter recite comic songs about sentient animals...
EARDRUM-RATTLING ENSEMBLE of busily-animated animal superheroes
UBER-RUDIMENTARY INFORMATHON dressed up as the adventures of a medallion-toting bear.
DEREK "NEW Faces" Hobson hosted this dogathon of a programme, boasting Yorkshire terriers heeling, going over little see-saws and so on.
NIFTY NATURALIST endeavour
HUGE FUCK-OFF grizzly "befriends" chipmunk-faced son
ORANG-UTAN ESCAPES from zoo, accidentally drinks "make me smart" serum and runs for Senate.
GUITAR-WIELDING WUNDERKIND MIKE AMATT helmed this romp about his titular pet dog Mop and cat Smiff
SUB-STANDARD SORTIE from GET IT TOGETHER, were such a thing feasible, and with this being the 1970s it most certainly was. No...
SHORT-TROUSERED LOOK-AT-THIS be-caged business
SIMPERING EXISTENTIAL meadering mutt with sideline in crimestopping can't be arsed staying in one place
WAS THERE no beginning to Glen's talents?
MONOLITHIC CORNERSTONE of Hanna/Barbera cartoon empire documenting "page right out of history" antics of Stone Age Flintstone clan
MANY A first viewing of MIDNIGHT COWBOY's Florida daydream sequence will have been ruined by childhood exposure to TONY SOPER's Britnature miscellany
"HE'S NOT your average teenage kid - unless you call a kid who turns into a wacky werewolf average!"
A LATE and low-key entry in the considerable Postgate canon
"TIME CAME to grow a bit, grow a bit, grow a bit."
EPONYMOUS CANINE is Patty, a spaniel (or maybe a bloodhound) whose dreams always come true and the bunch of children who own...
WITH EVEN MACCA going nuts for the natural world in the early 70s (see "Ram" "Wings Wild Life" and numerous other pastoral...
MEDIOCRE MUPPET goings-on with cavorting mythology well to the fore.
DEREK GRIFFITHS at the peak of his powers
UNDERGROUND, OVERGROUND... and oversold during the seventies, if you ask us.
CHRISTMAS TELLY staple for the entire late seventies
ROB "WHO?" HEYLAND starred as stupidly named "zoo vet" practicing in 1960s backwater of Britain where no-one had seen an elephant before.
CHUNKY CHROMAKEYED puppetry
DEFECTING TO ITV in hope of big money, or at least better guests than Our Kid, the fractious fox instead found himself...
ESOTERIC, I.E. IFFY "animal living with human family" ITV situationism starring a baby elephant.
STOP THAT sniggering.
NONSENSE MONSTER mithering.
THRILLING STUFF from the Hanna-Barbera stable, in the GODZILLA vein.
BRITISH VERSION of the BANANA SPLITS, where none was really needed.
AUSTRALIA'S MOST exported show (to 128 countries at last count).