Hi. I'd like to know what was the first of all those cartoons at the end of BBC children's programmes, before the news. I think it was The Magic Roundabout, but I'm not sure. Also, if The Magic Roundabout WAS the first, then what was the second and when was it first shown? Thanks
The Magic Roundabout was taken off in the summer of 1968 to be replaced by another French import, Hector's House. There was such a public outcry that the BBC had to reinstated Magic Roundabout. In 1969 it was finally replaced by The Wombles.
Other occupants of the 540pm slot on BBC were Babar, Sir Prancelot, A Bear Called Paddington, Roobarb and Custard, Crystal Tipps and Alistair.
Now this is what I managed to find out. However!!! The memory may be cheating here but I'm certain that the five-minute Herge's Adventures of Tintin was in that timeslot before Magic Roundabout - I could be wrong and it might have been on a little earlier in the afternoon.
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I have, so far, identified the following with their start dates
20/09/65 Tin Tin 18/10/65 Magic Roundabout 7/03/66 Peter's Adventures 28/03/66 Tin Tin 3/10/66 Magic R 3/7/67 Tin Tin 21/8/67 Little Joe 11/9/67 Peter's Adventures 2/10/67 Magic R 29/7/68 Tin Tin 9/9/68 Hector' House 30/12/68 Magic R 29/9/69 Babar 17/11/69 Hector's H 6/4/70 Parsley 6/7/70 Abbott and Costello 19/8/70 Babar 5/10/70 Magic R
This gets me until the end of 1970 then I ran out of time. I don't recognise either Peter's Adventures or Little Joe.
PETER’S ADVENTURES BBC-1 from Thursday, 3RD March 1966 13 episodes. “Peter & The Robot” “Peter & The Robot Dog” “Peter & The Magic Bull” “Peter In The Zoo” “Peter & The Martians” “Peter In Toyland” “Peter & His Dog” “Peter & Fairy Tales” “Peter & The Magic Car” “Peter & The Scooter Race” “Peter’s Ball” “Peter’s Space Trip” “Invisible Peter” Produced by Peggy Miller. Hungarofilm from Hungary.
ADVENTURES OF LITTLE JOE BBC-1 from 15th August, 1969 12 episodes. “Joe In Beesburg” “Little Joe Captured” “Little Joe & The Monster” “Little Joe The Glutton” “Little Joe The Lone Ranger” “Little Joe & The Fable” “Little Joe & The Pirates” “Little Joe & The Queen’s Necklace” “Little Joe & The Ant’s Party” “Little Joe At The Bee’s Party” “Little Joe & The Honey Cinema” “Little Joe’s Farewell To The Bees” A Global Television Service Inc. Production from France. The adventures of an animal loving small boy who becomes involved with a community of bees! Not to be confused with “Joe” the little boy in the Transport Café from “Watch With Mother”