May 23, 2010 @ 7:43 pm
Waffle On about Children's TV shows Part One
Welcome to this months edition of Waffle On. Here we talk about some children's television shows that we watched back in the 1970's. As you will notice that we have put Part One up in the title and that is because we will be doing another one on shows shown in the 1970's and of course the 1980's. There are so many kids shows we could have talked about but we whittled this down to some of our favourites. We also have comments from Antony from the scuttercast, Boz from Here Goes Nothing and emails from Dan Vieira and Cherly Hough.
If you loved Mr Ben, Bagpuss, The Flumps and more this show is for you and as always if you don't know these programmes then stay tuned and hopefully you will find something you like and go search for it.
Promo's played are from www.themartiansarehere.com
Once a Jolly Swagman
Little Bit of Trouble
Never got to watch much kids’ TV as a kid - I had outgrown most of the programmes featured in your podcast by the time they were on.
My parents dictated what we could - and couldn’t - watch - even during what was supposed to be the childrens’ hour!
I was at a boarding school from the age of 10 between around 73 and 77 - we weren’t allowed anywhere NEAR television there!
It was interesting to listen to you guys waffle on about Children’s TV. I think it is easy to criticize old programmes, but I think one has to remember the budgets and technology they had back then. That said when you think that Thunderbirds was massively expensive and the quality superb.
I agree about the general quality of programmes in the 1990’s - I actually wrote and co-produced a series from the mid nineties and I could tell you a few stories about the way we were treated by the Tv companies and how much they thought about TV for children, but thats another story!
Good luck with the podcast.