Advantages Ah, they knew how to make a kids show in those days
Disadvantages Made me feel positively ancient looking at how many DECADES ago this was
In the beginning, there wasn't much choice of tv back then, I think there was BBC who did Watch With Mother and ITV, just the two channels. BBC was definitely the more child friendly of the two at first, and every day had a time slot for the kiddies. Not to be outdone ITV followed suit with their own programs.
After reading other ops on this subject, it got me thinking and I just had to go and do one myself. Bearing in mind that I grew up in the fifties and sixties, some of you will look on this as more of a history lesson ... but no, I'm not in a museum yet although lots of things from that era are!
In those days, it really was Watch With Mother, few mums worked outside the home. Their job was in the house, taking care of their little darlings, taking them out in prams to the park to feed the duckies, and keeping the house nice and clean, washing done, clothes ironed and put away, so that when poor hard working dad came home, he could sit down and have his tea and relax.And poor old mum? Well, I guess the Watch With Mother gave the mums a chance of a few minutes with their feet up too. So here goes, clearing out the cobwebs of my brain to remember my favourites once again.
Apparently, they are now talking about bringing this show back (details at: http://www.digitalpostproduction.com/2002/02_feb/news/andypandy.htm), I just hope it doesn't go the way the Flowerpot Men did. Sometimes things are better left unchanged, and even today's kids would probably enjoy the old versions ... or they could colorize them, even.-------------
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