|Rag, Tag and Bobtail (Puppets) (UK) (1950's) |
Shown on Thursdays as part of the Watch with Mother series
|Ragdolly Anna (UK) (1980's) |
Although she's only made from a morsel of this and a tatter of that, Ragdolly Anna is a very special doll. And within hours of beginning to live with the Little Dressmaker, the White Cat and Dummy, she embarks on some hair-raising adventures
|Raggy Dolls (Animation) (UK) (1980's) |
Reject toys from the Grimes Toy Factory, who become friends. Narrated by Neil Innes.
|Rainbow (Live Action+Puppets) (UK) (1970's) |
Long running popular kids classic. Original home of stop-motion animation "Sally & Jake".
|Really Wild Show, The (Live Action) (UK) |
Wildlife show for kids.
|Record Breakers (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
Dedication, that's what you need
If you wanna be the best
If you wanna beat the rest
Oh-oh dedication's what you need;
If you wanna be a record break-er, Oooooh.
|Red Dwarf (Live Action) (UK) (1980's) |
The JMC mining ship Red Dwarf has been blown three million years into deep space by a neutronic explosion! It was, of course, all Rimmer's fault...
|Red Hand Gang (Live Action) (USA) (1970's) |
Classic 1970s kids TV show which was a favourite during the Summer Holidays! The Red Hand Gang was a gang of five stereotypical street kids who met in a clubhouse and solved crimes and mysteries.
|Ren and Stimpy (Animation) (USA) (1990's) |
A strange, demented litle dog & his ever-cheerful cat friend have increasingly bizarre adventures!
|Rentaghost (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
Rentaghost was a childrens sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast in early 1976. Written by the comedy writer Bob Block, the basic premise was a small group of ghosts had got together to form 'Rentaghost', an organisation where people could hire them to perform unique tasks. What was originally commissioned for just 5 episodes became a 58 episode series - spanning nearly a decade
|Return of the Psammead|
When Ellie, Pip, George and Lucy stumble across the home of the Psammead, the Sand Fairy with the amazing ability to grant wishes, they embark on a series of colourful adventures filled with intrigue, laughter and trouble.
|Return to the Planet of the Apes (USA) (1970's) |
Spin off from the live action adventure evening series (a spin off from the movie) this animated series gave kids a chance to catch up with how apes now ruled the world and how human had become the primates slave.
|Riddlers, The (Live Action+Puppets) (UK) (1980's) |
Miss Marjorie Dawe lived in an idyllic country cottage - except for the fact that it had a dangerous, open well in the garden. Everyone knows disused wells should be filled in. Ahhh, but this well wasn’t disused, it was occupied by the magical, red headed ‘troll like’ creatures Mossop and Tiddler. Occasionally Middler, a blonde troll, would join them. I don’t think Middler actually lived in the well, I’m not sure where he came from but he was always warmly welcomed by the others. The Riddlers were skilled at teleportation - disappearing and reappearing in another place.
|Road Runner(the) (Animation) (USA) (1970's) |
|Roberts Robots (UK) (1970's) |
Robert Summerby is a mad inventor who invents . . . Robots !
|Robin Hood (the adventures of) (Live Action) (UK) (1950's) |
Black and White - 143 episodes
Filmed entirely in England at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames. A Western set in Merry 'Ole England. You know the tale.
|Robin of Sherwood (Live Action) (UK) (1980's) |
For many the definitive retelling of the Robin Hood story by Richard Carpenter.
|Rocket Robin Hood (Animation) (Canada) (1960's) |
|Rocky and Bullwinkle (Animation) (USA) |
Animated serialised spy spoof with lots of cultural in-jokes.
|Roger Ramjet (Animation) (USA) (1960's) |
Roger Ramjet, a scientist-aviator invariably introduced as "Daredevil, Flying Fool and All-Around Good Guy" was the leader of the American Eagle Squadron.
|Rolf's Cartoon Club (UK) (1980's) |
Ethusiastic Aussie Rolf Harris introduced a new generation of kids to classic cartoons along with instruction upon how to draw them.
|Roobarb (Animation) (UK) (1980's) |
Roobarb (and Custard) was written by Grange Calveley, and Produced/Directed by Bob Godfrey, who was also responsible for Henrys Cat, and Noah & Nelly.
Narrated by Richard Briers, (of The Good Life, and Ever Decreasing Circles fame) a typical episode would find a bored Roobarb (a mental green dog) inventing something pointless in his shed, much to the amusement and derision of Custard (a pink Cat) and the Birds.
See 'Roobarb & Custard Too' for the later 2005 series.
|Roobarb & Custard Too (Animation) (UK) (2000 >) |
2005 saw the recreation of Roobarb with new stories. This time Custard has got in the act with the title of the show now being called 'Roobarb & Custard Too'. Shown initally on Channel Five, the stories remain the same with Roobarb inventing things, Custard laughing and poking fun at the end result. Time has not changed either character other than Roobarb seems to have moved with the times and has a PC and mobile phone, he also joined by a bespecticled mouse ("from the Silly Cone Valley") who helps him with some of the more involved technical aspects of his new inventions.
See 'Roobarb' for the original series.
|Rosie and Jim (Live Action+Puppets) (UK) |
Another Ragdoll production - on a barge
|Round the Bend (Puppets) (UK) (1980's) |
Round the Bend was a kids TV show broadcast on CITV between 1989 and 1991.
It was about a comic that was published from the inside of a sewer, the staff comprised of Doc. Croc (the boss), and his rodent staff, Lou Brush, Vince Vermin and Jemima Green.
|Round the Twist (Live Action) (1980's) |
Zany Australian kids drama set in an old lighthouse.
|Royal Institute Christmas Lectures (The) (UK) |
Christmas TV has never been so boring.
|Ruff and Reddy (Animation) (USA) (1950's) |
Ruff(a dog) and Reddy(a cat) are friends who join together to battle the forces of evil in a madcap world. Voiced by mainstays Don Messick and Daws Butler.
A Jewish family's life, revolving around their children...and the kids' Adventures! Very amusing, in a roll-your-eyes kind of way.
|Runaround (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
Kids quiz gameshow hosted by Mike Reid. A Southern TV production, filmed in Southampton.
|Rupert Bear (Animation) (USA) (1990's) |
This series of Rupert Bear stories still has Rupert in his camp, yellow cheque trousers and matching scarf - but is cartoon animation as oppose to the 70’s British puppet version ‘Adventures of Rupert Bear’. In contrast ‘Rupert Bear’ is very Disneyfied and not a bit scary like parts of the earlier version. There is a certain charm to it though!
|Rupert Bear, The Adventures of (Puppets) (UK) (1970's) |
Rupert Bear has appeared as a cartoon strip in the Daily Express, and in numerous books - but I rememeber him from the TV (puppet?) show, and his adventures in his flying car. Ruperts mates were Bill Badger, Algy Pug, Ping Pong, and Edward Trunk - The horrific twig-creature thing is Raggerty - the cartoon doesn't really do him justice - the TV show model was terrifying and gave me nightmares for years !