The first episode of Captain Pugwash aired on 22 October 1957. The children's animation was written, illustrated and produced by John Ryan. The bumbling Captain was brought to life by Peter Hawkins, who provided all the voices. The simple but beautifully crafted cartoon, with cut-out figures moved by cardboard levers, contributed to the overall charm of the programme, which is still fondly remembered years after it was last shown.
Puppets Andy, Teddy and Looby Loo first appeared on BBC TV on this day 11th July 1950. The episodes were repeated for more than 25 years until the film wore out. I remember my brother hiding behind the sofa when Looby Lou came on lol.