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Andy is waving good bye!

On this day in 1950 Puppets Andy Pandy, Teddy and Looby Loo first appeared on BBC TV. The episodes were repeated for more than 25 years, until the film wore out.

Hands up if you can remember the other four 'Watch with Mother' programmes ? The characters and which days the programmes came on ?

Good hunting .

I can only remember the flower pot men and the wooden tops from the watch with mother series of programmes.
Rare one

What about
Rag Tag and Bobtail  on a thursday
Picture Book  on a Monday
along with the ones in the posts above.


torchy the battery boy,
fireball xl5,
four feather falls.
tinga and tucker.
bdooly hell i feel old...      

Re: tv

gorlan wrote:
torchy the battery boy,
fireball xl5,
four feather falls.
tinga and tucker.

Who on earth are these    

Playschool is one that I can remember along with Super Gran, Bananaman, Jamie and his magic torch and Bagpuss.

god I'm old. "63 I was born and I remember watch with mother - Andy Pandy, loopy Loo and Little Ted.  i also remeber Bill and Ben the flower pit Men and Little Weeeeeed. The wooden tops with spot the dog and very very vaugley Muffin the mule - which I do try not to remember. They are the earliest anyway

Snap Debbie!! All the best people were born in 1963. Love Lizzie

lizzie44 wrote:
Snap Debbie!! All the best people were born in 1963. Love Lizzie

Apart from the better ones in 1965!
I remember Andy Pandy, Bill and Ben though think Trumpton was my favorite

I loved Trumpton and Andy Pandy (and don't forget the Magic Roundabout!)

And incidentally, I personally consider '69 to be the better vintage

I remember four feather falls and muffin the mule and mr pastry as well as the others--we didn't have a telly until I was 9 though so I must have been quite old when I was watching them.

Blimey! All you young 'uns! 1960 was the Vintage Year  

The Woodentops were my favourite with 'the biggest spotty dog of all" I loved the way he walked.

I was also a member of the Tinga and Tucker Club - wasn't that Aunty Jeeeean?

I'm also remembering Squirrel Nutkin but wasn't he an 'ad' about crossing the road?

I don't remember Mr Ed, the talking horse but people tell me I should.

Ooh! Tales of the Riverbank

Ooo yeah Mo - Tales of the Riverbank - I remember that one! Also Bill & Ben, Andy Pandy, Mary,Mungo & Midge, The Herbs, Camberwick Green and Trumpton! Loved the Woodentops!

What about Play School though? Any of you remember that? I always loved when they showed through the windows and they showed you how things were made in a factory - and there are a few shows on cable channels doing the same thing now!

Pogles Wood !!

I always watched playschool with my kids---15 minutes of blessed peace while they guessed which shape the window was. Which programme was Alberto frog and his band on where they used to guess what flavour milkshake he wanted? minds gone blank for the minute.

Oh I LOVED Pogles Wood!! I had completely forgotten about it til now. Wasnt there a plant that drank Elderberry wine in it?? Love Lizzie

The squirrel that crossed the road was Tufty.

Going back further into the mists of time..... Whirligig, Mr Pastry, Muffin the Mule, Mr Turnip, Prudence Kitten and the Biller Bunter series with Gerald Campion.
When my son was small in the 70s we enjoyed Mr Ben - remember him? he used to go into the fancy dress shop and whatever costume he put on transported him to another adventure.  Also Crystal Tips and Rhubarb and Custard.

Actually got taken by Mum & Dad to see Annette Miles & Muffin the Mule live on stage.
Anyone remember Billy Bean?

Billy Bean built a machine to see what it could do,
He made it out of sticks and stones, and nuts and bolts and glue.
The motor sang chuggle-arang, chuggle-aruggle-arator,
And all of a sudden a picture appeared on the funny old cartoonerator.
Billy Bean built a machine to see what it would do,
It did the funniest things hed seen,
So he called it his funny machine, machine,
Billy Bean and his funny machine.

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