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This is a great website. http://www.turnipnet.com/whirligig/tv/children/whirligig/whirligig.htm

Watch With Mother was nowhere near as good as Listen With Mother , in my personal opinion. Not that I ever listened with my mother: she was in the kitchen washing the lunch pots prior to our goin

4 hours ago, Beekay said:

Just had a look on YouTube for the 'singing ringing tree' and still not sure what it's all about.

@Beekay The Singing Ringing Tree was a German film made around 1957 and was a variation on Beauty and the Beast.  In the early 1960s the Beeb showed it as part of the 'Tales from Europe' series, splitting it into three parts.  It was, as you discovered, broadcast with voiceover when the original soundtrack was faded down.

There was a scary magical dwarf and a giant fish.

I don't think anyone who watched it (or one of several repeats) will ever forget it.

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How about The Magic Roundabout?  When I was working as an spark's apprentice on a building site around 1974/5 the brickie's labourer nicknamed me Florence because I wore Doc Marten boots.

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The Magic Roundabout was excellent. Like all good childrens' programmes it was clever because it worked on two levels. 

 

It had the simplistic side for youngsters, but also operated on another level for older people who understood the hidden references.

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For some reason I think the M R had a bigger adult audience than kids.  Where I worked it was often the topic of conversation.  "Time for bed." said Zebedi.

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Cheers for the info Engineer. Another enlightened chapter for me to memorise. Thank you muchly.

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10 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Was it Bill or was it Ben that bonked Little Weed just then

Which of those two Flowerpot Men or perhaps it was Randy Pandy

 

It was Ben!  It was Ben!  Randy was busy with Luby Lou.

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38 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

It had the simplistic side for youngsters, but also operated on another level for older people who understood the hidden references.

I never watched it but I've heard the same said of Captain Pugwash!

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That's what we hang our washing on Ian, (only 'er indoors can't reach it):Shock:

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Hi Ian yes I remember whirlygig but sorry only the name rings a bell. 

Can anyone remember Shirley Abbycare she sang childrens songs  on of them was about a little fishy who swam and swam right out of the dam. 

Also Jonny Morris "Hot Chestnut Man" he would tell some loverly childrens stores.

Just a question I think it was on Camblewick Green?

Windy Miller who used to come out of a windmall Please tell me how did the windmill sails never catch him. 

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Phil, I can just about remember Whirligig with Humphrey Lestoq. IIRC his catch phrase was goody goody gumdrops. He used to appear with a puppet called Mr Turnip.

I think Annette Mills and Muffin were a separate programme.

I saw an old clip of Humphrey Lestocq a few years back and he appeared very inebriated. Thoroughly at odds with the BBC standards of the 1950s.

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12 minutes ago, mary1947 said:

Hi Ian yes I remember whirlygig but sorry only the name rings a bell. 

Can anyone remember Shirley Abbycare she sang childrens songs  on of them was about a little fishy who swam and swam right out of the dam. 

Also Jonny Morris "Hot Chestnut Man" he would tell some loverly childrens stores.

Just a question I think it was on Camblewick Green?

Windy Miller who used to come out of a windmall Please tell me how did the windmill sails never catch him. 

I loved Johnny Morris as The Hot Chestnut Man.

Shirley Abicair was a pretty Australian girl who sang as she played a zither. She also told stories about a boy called Tumburumba.

http://www.turnipnet.com/whirligig/tv/children/sabicair/sabicair.htm

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Cheer's Mess.

Also thanks for correct spelling.

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Little boy fishing off a wooden pier

Come fish, bite fish, swim along here.

Shirley Abacair's song.

 

Didn't Annette Mills sit at a piano, with Muffin the Mule atop it?  i seem to think Annette was the sister of another famous Mills man.

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