Metal Mickey. - Unbeknownst to many of his fans, Metal Mickey was actually already a minor showbiz personality before his eponymously titled series was first broadcast. In 1978 he released a novelty record, ‘Lollipop’, on the EMI label and on the back of this started making appearances on some of the most popular television shows of the time: TISWAS, The Generation Game, Jim’ll Fix It and Game for a Laugh to name a few.
Clangers is a popular British stop-motion animated children's television series of short stories about a family of mouse-like creatures who live on, and in, a small blue planet (quite similar to, but not intended to be, the Moon). They speak in whistles, and eat green soup supplied by the Soup Dragon. The programmes were originally broadcast by the BBC from 1969–1972. I believe they were revived with further series in 2002.
Lamp Chop was a sheep sock puppet created by ventriloquist Shari Lewis in the 1950s. With her high, squeaky voice and sense of mischief Lamb Chop got up to all sorts of adventures, winning several Emmys along the way.
Noddy is a character created by English children's author Enid Blyton, originally published between 1949 and 1963. Television shows based on the character have run on British television since 1955 and continue to appear to this day. Noddy is a little wooden boy who lives in his own little House-for-One in Toyland and has many "special" friends. Ahh, another childhood memory!