Saturday, 6 September 2014

Young Robin Hood

A different spin on the classic legend of England's favourite outlaw in Young Robin Hood!

The show takes place when Robin is a teenager, Richard the Lion Heart is on his "first crusade" and Robin Hood's father, the Earl of Huntington, joins him.
Robin Hood quickly finds himself at odds with the establishment; the Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John, and creates a camp in Sherwood forest with other youngsters. The only girl, Marian, is a ward of the sheriff and spy for Robin. The main thing about Robin's youth in this case, is that his plans do not always work and he is questioned from time to time because of his youth, the fact that he is a known criminal and has no legal guardian to vouch for him.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Wil Cwac Cwac

Time for some mischievous adventures with the cheeky welsh duckling, Wil Cwac Cwac!

Wil Cwac Cwac is a duckling who lives in a farmhouse with his mother and father and has many big adventures with the folks and friends who live in and around their little Welsh village. Wil's best friend is Ifan the long-necked turkey and most stories inevitably feature Wil tracking down his pal for aid and assistance or just plain schoolboy fun. Every time Ifan speaks he can't help - gobble, gobble - adding a gobbling - gobble, gobble - expression into his dialogue. And Wil too, likes to add the occasional quack to his chatter. Our Wil is a hungry little duckling, liking nothing better than being able to tuck in to a bowl of snail porridge, or a yummy honey sandwich-or-two...

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Children's Ward

Time for some serious drama now on the BCC in Children's Ward!

The programme was set – as the title suggests – in Ward B1, the children's ward of the fictitious South Park Hospital (known as Sparky's), and told the stories of the young patients and the staff present there.
During the course of its run, Children's Ward won many plaudits for covering difficult issues such as cancer, alcoholism, drug addiction and child abuse in a sensitive manner. The programme won many awards, including in 1996 a BAFTA Children's Award for Best Drama, won by an episode in which a serial killer lures children to him via the internet and is – highly unusually for children's television – not eventually caught.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Here Come the Double Deckers

Let's have a song and a dance with the crafty kid crew! Here come the Double Deckers!

The ‘Double Deckers’ are a group of 7 friends that love hanging out with each other, and are made up of Brains, Scooper, Tiger, Doughnut, Spring, Billie, Sticks. They also like to break into song and dance wherever they go. They have one of the greatest club houses ever, a full sized London double decker bus, which is the reason they are called The ‘Double Deckers’. They like their privacy, so the bus is hidden out of sight behind a huge fence in a junk yard.
They may look organised (they even hold meetings), but when they all get together, it always ends up in chaos. Such as the time they tried to fix up Mrs Vickers’s house, to ensure she wasn’t kicked out by her landlord. The trouble is they all got in each others way and nearly demolished her house. Also they like hanging around the film and TV studios which is around the corner, the trouble is that they aren’t really wanted there and accidentally destroyed a number of sets

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Nellie the Elephant

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk and said goodbye  to the circus, and had some amazing adventures!

Based on the famous children's song, "Nellie the Elephant", the series revolves around a pink elephant named Nellie who is returning to her home in Mandalay after escaping from the circus. Throughout the series, she meets new characters and sometimes returns to the same places in her quest to return home, though curiously, all of her travels are within the United Kingdom.

Another recurring character is a Dick Dastardly-like Ringmaster keen to recapture Nellie at all costs and return her to the circus, but is continuously foiled by Nellie and her friends.

The series featured Lulu as the voice of Nellie, with Tony Robinson as narrator.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Curious George

They say curiosity killed the cat, yet it only seemed to get the monkey into minor bother. It's Curious George!

Animated antics of the curious little monkey named George and his owner The Man in the Yellow Hat. George's curiosity gets him into trouble but also saves the day. Whether he visits a ketchup factory, a green house, the park, the zoo, the beach, a costume party, a dump truck, or whatever, you can't help but enjoy this show.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Hong Kong Phooey

When there is trouble and you need  a master of the martial arts to come to your rescue, you need call on no other than Hong Kong Phooey!!

The main character Hong Kong Phooey is a clownishly clumsy secret identity of Penrod "Penry" Pooch, working at a police station as a "mild-mannered" janitor under the glare of Sergeant Flint ("Sarge"). Penry transforms himself into Hong Kong Phooey upon running into a magic filing cabinet despite always getting stuck — and unstuck by his striped cat Spot — and once transformed, gets equipped with the "Phooeymobile" vehicle that transforms itself into a boat, a plane, or a telephone booth depending on the circumstances by banging his gong or changes automatically whenever necessary. He fights crime relying on his copy of The Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu, but he succeeds only thanks to Spot who provides a solution to the challenges or they are solved by himself as result of a comically unintended side effect of his conscious efforts.