The 100 Greatest TV Kids' Shows from Channel 4by john-35318 | created - 04 Apr 2018 | updated - 04 Apr 2018 | Public
Channel 4 viewers voted for their favourite children's television programmes of all time.
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3. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.
4. Bagpuss (1974)
15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily brings them a new object, the toys come to life to work out what the strange new thing ... See full summary »
8. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)
TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.
9. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.
10. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.
11. The Magic Roundabout (1964– )
5 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Cult classic children's animated series about a group of human and animal characters that gather at the roundabout / carousel in the park. Although the original series is French there are multiple dubbed versions from other countries.
12. Rentaghost (1976–1984)
25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted ... See full summary »
13. The Clangers (1969–1974)
10 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi
The series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the Clangers, a flutey-voiced family of woolen, knitted aliens living below the surface of a knobbly little planet far out in space.... See full summary »
Star: Oliver Postgate
14. Puss Gets the Boot (1940)
Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Tom (Jasper) gets told that if he breaks one more thing he is getting thrown out, so Jerry tries his best to make Jasper "Get the Boot".
It's known as Tom and Jerry.
15. A Grand Day Out (1989)
Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.
It's known as Wallace & Gromit.
21. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989–1994)
25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom ... See full summary »
22. Trumpton (1967– )
15 min | Animation, Family
A sequel, of sorts, to Camberwick Green but set in the larger, nearby town of Trumpton. Each episode opens with the town hall clock and ends with the fire brigade band playing. Every show tells the story of one of the townsfolk.
Star: Brian Cant
29. Jamie and the Magic Torch (1976–1979)
10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When Jamie shines his Magic Torch on the floor of his bedroom a hole appears, leading Jamie and Wordsworth the sheepdog to the psychedelic fantasy world of Cuckooland.
31. Blue Peter (1958– )
25 min | Family
British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14. The show has different segments where the presenters would show the ... See full summary »
34. Chorlton and the Wheelies (1976– )
12 min | Animation, Family
A wonderfully eccentric series about Chorlton, a happy-go-lucky dragon (named after a suburb of Manchester) who unintentionally foils the evil schemes of a mad Welsh 'Kettle Witch' who tries to stop wheelie people having fun.
Star: Joe Lynch
36. The Adventure Game (1980– )
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to power their spacecraft. But (and this is where the whole... See full summary »
39. Crackerjack! (1955–1984)
45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show
The shows were broadcast live in front of an audience largely of children, originally at the King's Theatre on Hammersmith Road until 1963, then at the BBC Television Theatre (now the ... See full summary »
46. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)
30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the ... See full summary »
50. Fingerbobs (1972– )
15 min | Animation, Family