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Part 8 – When We Were Young! [8]

Let me know below what your favourite TV shows were for you when you were young.

Here’s the next 7 from our joint list. 

68 – The Appleyards– 1952 – 1957 – / Seasons –  /Episodes

The Appleyards was a British television soap opera for children, made and transmitted fortnightly by BBC Television from October 1952 to April 1957, from the BBC’s Lime Grove Studios. It was produced and directed by Naomi Capon. In the show’s first year (1952) the episodes were aired live and never recorded, thus no episodes from the 1952 season exist. From 1953, the episodes were telerecorded, but the BBC ended up wiping most of them. Only one episode (entitled “Family Treat” and originally aired on 29 December 1956) of the entire run of 68 exists in television archives as of 2017, and can be found on YouTube.

69 – Muffin the Mule– 1946 – 1957 – / Seasons –  /Episodes

Muffin the Mule is a puppet character in a British television programme for children. The puppet had been made in 1933 for Hogarth Puppets. The original TV programmes featuring the character himself were presented by Annette Mills, sister of John Mills, and broadcast live by the BBC from their studios at Alexandra Palace from 1946 to 1952. Mills and the puppet continued with programmes that were broadcast until 1955, when Annette Mills died. The series then transferred to ITV in 1956 and 1957.

70 – The Wooden Tops– 1955 – 1973 – / Seasons – 26 Episodes

The Woodentops is a children’s television series first shown on BBC Television in 1955. Created by Freda Lingstrom and Maria Bird, it featured on the Friday edition of Watch with Mother and regularly repeated until 1973. The main characters are the members of a middle-class family living on a farm.

71 – The Huckleberry Hound Show– 1958 – 1961 – / Seasons – 26 Episodes

Following the success of their first animated series for television, “The Ruff & Reddy Show,” producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera had another hit with their next endeavor. Premiering in 1958, “The Huckleberry Hound Show” introduced the world to the affable, blue-skinned canine with a Southern drawl, who calmly conquered obstacles standing in the way of the many occupations he held: cowboy, chef, lion tamer, police officer, farmer, and “stuff like that there.” Despite the popularity of the title character, the show’s supporting segments would help launch an even bigger cartoon icon: the smarter-than-average Yogi Bear.

72 – The  Lone Ranger – 1949 – 1957 – 5 Seasons – 221 Episodes

The Lone Ranger, the sole survivor of a group of Texas Rangers, befriends an American Indian. Together, the two set out to defend people from evil forces.

73 – Felix the Cat – 1959 – 1962 – 5 Seasons – 260 Episodes

Felix the Cat is a television series featuring the cartoon character Felix the Cat.

In 1954, Otto Messmer retired from the Felix daily newspaper strips, and his assistant Joe Oriolo (the co-creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost) took over. Oriolo struck a deal with Felix’s new owner to begin a new series of Felix cartoons for television. Oriolo starred Felix in 260 television cartoons produced by Paramount Cartoon Studios, and distributed by Trans-Lux.

74 – Tom and Jerry– 1940 – 1967 – / Seasons – / Episodes

Tom and Jerry. Tom and Jerry, American animated cartoon series about a hapless cat’s never-ending pursuit of a clever mouse. Not yet named in their debut theatrical short, Puss Gets the Boot (1940), Tom (the scheming cat) and Jerry (the spunky mouse) nonetheless were a hit with audiences.


Well there we go, that’s part eight of ten, now tell us, which are your favourites from this line up, or are these new to you …………. really??

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7 thoughts on “Theme Times – When We Were Young!

  1. BBC had some bizarro kids shows😂 I watched the Hanna Barberra, not a fan of Tom & Jerry🤷🏼‍♀️

    Those commercials… ‘Mrs Olsen’ was still hawking coffee years later…in color 😮

    The ‘modern, office, city woman’ BAKES? to feel like a woman?!?! Jiminey Cricket On A Motorscooter!🤬🙄

    Unfortunately, current politics would like to take us back to those ‘good old days’🙄🙄

  2. Huckleberry hound 😊
    Tom and Jerry. I remember when they made a movie and for the first time ever you could hear their voices 😊. It was a big deal 😄

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