Friday, 18 October 2013

Reminiscing my childhood TV programmes

I was chatting with some friends the other day and we started to remember the TV shows we watched as a child. 
Being the eldest in the group alot of the programmes I was recalling they hadn't heard off.. 

so here are a few that I remember with fond memories 

Arabian Knights

Arabian Knights was an animated segment of the Banana Splits Adventure Hour, created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series is based on Arabian Nights. Set among the fantasy-set lands that surround the high city of Baghdad, the show followed the adventures of a group of extraordinary people, who have banded together to fight against a corrupt ruler of Baghdad

Mary, Mungo & Midge

Mary, Mungo & Midge featured Mary, a young girl who lived with her dog Mungo and a cheeky mouse called Midge in a modern tower block in a busy new town.
Mary was a latch key kid, seemingly on her own in that flat all day with only the animals for company.
Mungo was a rather pompous dog, regularly driven to distraction by Midge, who liked to play the flute (Three Blind Mice usually) and generally make a nuisance of himself.

Pogle's Wood

In The Pogles, Mr and Mrs Pogle were a homely couple living quietly in a tree root until the day Mr Pogle found a magic bean which, when planted, became a huge talking plant fond of bilberry wine. When the baby son of the Fairy King appeared in the branches of the plant it was up to the Pogles to protect him from a beak-nosed old witch

Tales of the Riverbank

Tales of the Riverbank was shown in the traditional Watch with mother slot and featured real animals and their related adventures, with the narration for the stories was lovingly provided by Johnny Morris.
The principle characters were two friends, Hammy the hamster and a white mouse. Both animals lived along a riverbank and shared adventures with their neighbours.


The host of fingerbobs was called Yoffy in the show. He was played by former Playschool presenter Rick Jones. He had his own special song describing how the Fingerbobs were created: "Yoffy lifts a finger, and a mouse is there - puts his hands together and a seagull takes the air; Yoffie lifts a finger and a scampi darts about."

I hope some of these have stirred up some memories for the oldies of us anyway.. for the younger generation this is what we enjoyed. 


  1. OMG i so loved tales from the riverbank! xx

  2. Fingerbobs was the best!! Loved Mary, Mungo & Midge too. Happy memories :)

  3. I remember these! Fabulous programmes. They don't make them like they used to! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x