The Programmes:

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From Paddington to Puppet Party

Paddington : Marmalade sandwiches, Paddington station, Aunt Lucy in Peru and human characters that were flat. Good stuff.

Theme Tune - The Paddington Theme
Video - Paddington Bear Video


Paperplay: Susan Stranks making things out of paper. On at lunchtime. Hand puppet spiders named Itsy (red boy spider) and Bitsy (yellow girl spider). One talked with a squeak the other grunted.


Pardon My Genie: As far as I know, this was a basic rip-off of the Aladdin story. Al Addin (getit!) was our main star, the genie was played by Hugh Paddock, and young Al worked for Mr Cobbledick who was played by Roy Barraclough (partner to Les Dawson and later to be in Corranation Street).


The Partridge Family: Family of musicians who became a pop group in the 70s and sang their songs in each episode. Starring David Cassidy (A teen idol).


Paulus : Arthur Lowe narates the story of the little wood gnome forever being chased by a witch.

PAULUS TAKE CARE
TAKE CARE, SHE'S OUT TO GET YOU
SHE'S OUT TO GET YOU, BEWARE


The Perils of Penelope Pitstop : Posh girl Pitstop gets a huge inheritance from an uncle, the man in charge of looking after it is actually evil git The Hooded Claw, master of disguise. He sets up loads of traps for Penelope and her only hope of rescue is the Anthill mob. Inch high heroes each with their own strange afflictions:

Clyde
DumDum
Zippy
Pockets
Snoozy
Softly
Yak Yak

There must have been a falling out between the mob and Pitstop because they went on to race against each other in the wacky races.

Theme Tune - The Pitstop Theme


The Perishers: Small kids and a dog, Wellington, who'd get into scams. Top theme tune which ended with Wellington saying "Perishing Kids".

Theme Tune - The Perishers Theme Tune


Picture Box: A quaint waltzing theme tune, with a revolving ornate jewel box on a cushion, introduced you to a big eared story teller (Alan Rothwell) who told stories about tumble weeds. Sad, but cracking theme tune


Pigeon Street: Lunchtime kids programme with various characters who did various things. Songs, stories, the usual stuff. Plus, lots of pigeons. Here are some of the characters, can you put names to them?

Website - A Pigeon Street site
Theme Tune - The Pigeon Street Theme


The Pink Panther : Resigned to live on BBC1 on a Sunday afternoon but surely one of the best. Two "panther" shows with either a bungling detective ("Si Senior". "Not Si, Oui") or Crazy Leegs Crane. I seem to remember an Ant Eater as well but that could be another programme.

Hilarity ensues when "Pink" doesn't make it out of his show for his lift home from 12 year old boy in super car.

NOW HERE HE IS THE PINK PANTHER,
THE RINKEY-DINK PANTHER,
ISN'T HE A PANTHER EVER-SO PINK?
HE REALLY IS A GROOVY CAT,
HE'S A GENTLEMAN,
A SCHOLAR,
HE'S AN ACROBAT!
HE'S THE ONE AND ON-LY TRULY ORIGINAL,
PANTHER PINK PANTHER FROM HEAD TO TOES.


Pipkins: Human helper Mathew and Octavia the Ostrich who was never allowed indoors with everyone else, she just lived in a pen outside.

During each show the screen filled up with watches and clocks and someone said "Its time....... for a story"

The museum of television of film in Bradford (I must take a visit) shows an episode of Pipkins. You can also find a load of puppets that were stars of Kids TV (including the Play School toys).

THERE'S PIG
AND HARTLEY HARE
THERE'S TORTOISE,
AND HARTLEY HARE
THERE'S TOPOFF,
AND HARTLEY HARE
THERE'S PIG, TORTOISE, TOPOFF,
AND HARTLEY HARE.


Play Away: Floella Benjamin, Tony Robinson and BRIAN CANT. Songs,. sketches, jokes. Lots of fun for a Sunday afternoon.

Theme Tune - The Play Away Theme


Play School: Big Ted, little Ted, Humptey-Dumptey, Hamble and Jemima were the soft toy stars ably accompanied by loads of human stars. Fred Harris, Carol Leader, Carol Chell, Brian Cant et al. Famous for the clock and windows (Round, Square and Arched). Everything you saw made through the windows always ended up being sent "off to the shops".

Theme Tune - The Play School Theme


Pob: This programme outraged parents when the "little man inside your TV" spat all over the screen so he could write his name on it. He didn't talk properly either but they said that about the Teletubbies. Each week there would be a different guest who would arrive in the garden and have to follow a piece of string "Wind it slowly, wind it fast, a secret you will find at last!".


Pogals Wood: They lived in a tree and there was mum dad and their child and some sort of animal called Tog. the show was not politically correct and the father always used to ask Woman/Wife "where's my dinner?"


Portland Bill : Portland Bill was the lighthouse keeper... The other two were Ross and Cromety... There was a dog called Dogger...

SO COME WITH ME
OVER THE ROLLING SEA
WHERE THE WEATHER'S CALM AND STILL,
WE'LL HAVE SOME FUN AND LAUGHTER WITH
THE ADVENTURES OF PORTLAND BILL.

Portland Bill's song that passed the time it took to row to the mainland.

ROW MY BOAT,
SING MY SONG.
I'M ROWING TO THE MAINLAND.
I'LL GET THERE BEFORE LONG


Puppet Party : Hosted by Gyles Brandreth (yuk), this was a competition between two teams - The Coconuts and The bananas

IS IT TRUE A GNU ONLY COMES FROM PERU - PUZZLE PARTY.


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Long Distance Clara

A long distance lorry driver who had a song playing every time she drove.

One man (name?)

Carried pigeons on the back of his motorbike.

Mr Jupiter

Who slept on a park bench and looked through a telescope

Rose and Daisy.

Two women who lived next door to each other, one played the piano and the other one hoovered.