Bill and Ben the flowerpot men The pioneers of children's television in Britain were Frida Lingstrom and Maria Bird at the BBC who developed the 'Watch with Mother' slot and invented the characters Andy Pandy, Bill and Ben and the Woodentops amongst others.

Bill and Ben the flowerpot men The pioneers of children's television in Britain were Frida Lingstrom and Maria Bird at the BBC who developed the 'Watch with Mother' slot and invented the characters Andy Pandy, Bill and Ben and the Woodentops amongst others.

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'Pinky and Perky' (1957-1973) British children's TV series created by two Czechoslovaks who settled in Yorkshire in 1948: Jan & Vlasta Dalibor.Pinky & Perky were twin boy pigs. Perky always wore a hat & they danced & mimed to the pop music of the day.They ran their own television station PPC TV where they were joined by John SlaterThe other puppets created by the Dalibor's included Basil Bloodhound, Morton Frog, Vera the Vixen & Conchita the Cow with her long eyelashes & endless supply of…

'Pinky and Perky' (1957-1973) British children's TV series created by two Czechoslovaks who settled in Yorkshire in 1948: Jan & Vlasta Dalibor.Pinky & Perky were twin boy pigs. Perky always wore a hat & they danced & mimed to the pop music of the day.They ran their own television station PPC TV where they were joined by John SlaterThe other puppets created by the Dalibor's included Basil Bloodhound, Morton Frog, Vera the Vixen & Conchita the Cow with her long eyelashes & endless supply of…

Back cover end paper from 'Watch with Mother' a book from the early 1960s filled with BBC children's programme characters.

Back cover end paper from 'Watch with Mother' a book from the early 1960s filled with BBC children's programme characters.

Jackanory Lizzie Dripping by the sea. Loved the tv series. The witch used to really scare me

Jackanory Lizzie Dripping by the sea. Loved the tv series. The witch used to really scare me

Vintage Fuzzy Felt Circus - hehehe, when I was a child I used to love leaving this on the chair so it stuck to the back of mums skirt!

Vintage Fuzzy Felt Circus - hehehe, when I was a child I used to love leaving this on the chair so it stuck to the back of mums skirt!

Bunty chooses a winter coat.  Always looked at the back of Bunty first for the paper doll

Bunty chooses a winter coat. Always looked at the back of Bunty first for the paper doll

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