With the Clangers, Thunderbirds and plasticine man Morph making a comeback this year, the questions is, what other children’s shows need to be resurrected?
After quizzing a load of people in a focus group (although it’s not revealed how many people or how old they were), MobileSlots.com has announced 50 old faves that are apparently in need of a comeback. Do you agree?
Here are the 50 favourites by decade (although obviously some spanned several decades)
1 The Flower Pot Men (Bill and Ben)
2 Ivor the Engine
3 Andy Pandy
4 The Woodentops
5 Play School
6 Magic Roundabout
7 Wacky Races
8 The Addams Family
9 Top Cat
12 The Jetsons (but still going strong in the late 80s)
13 Jackanory (retired in the mid-90s after 30 years)
15 Mr Benn
16 The Flumps
17 The Wombles
18 Hong Kong Phooey
19 Jamie and the Magic Torch (got a revival in the 80s)
20 Grange Hill (when it originally started – it ran until 2008)
23 Saturday Swap Shop
24 The Moomins
25 Rainbow (but ran till 1991!)
26 The Clangers
27 Take Hart
29 Button Moon
30 ChuckleVision (really?!)
33 Inspector Gadget
34 Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
35 Emu’s Pink Windmill Show
36 Willo the Wisp
37 Around the World with Willy Fog
40 Get Your Own Back
41 The Animals of Farthing Wood
42 The Worst Witch
43 Byker Grove
44 Art Attack
45 Come Outside
46 Hey Arnold!
48 Round the Twist
49 Sabrina the Teenage Witch
50 Astro Farm
If we’ve whetted your appetite, lots of these classics are still available if you look around on cable channels, video streaming and of course, YouTube.
A spokesperson from MobileSlots.com says, “Kids’ TV has changed so much over the years, it’s gone from low-tech puppetry to CGI animated cartoons being the norm.
“It would be great to give a vintage classic like The Wombles or Bagpuss a 21st Century makeover.” Hmmm, we kind of like Bagpuss the way he is…
Tell us below what’s missing from this list.