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.

The much loved Tony Hart (1925 – 2009) was an English artist and children's television presenter. He was an officer in a Gurkha regiment but became famous for being a children's presenter and artist on television shows such as Vision On, Playbox, Take Hart and Hartbeat, often accompanied by Morph. He also created the Blue Peter ship logo.

The much loved Tony Hart (1925 – 2009) was an English artist and children's television presenter. He was an officer in a Gurkha regiment but became famous for being a children's presenter and artist on television shows such as Vision On, Playbox, Take Hart and Hartbeat, often accompanied by Morph. He also created the Blue Peter ship logo.

Philip and Gordon in the Broom Cupboard!  TV was soooo expensive back then.... ;)

Gordon the Gopher puppeteer paid £110,000 a year in new executive role at BBC

Philip and Gordon in the Broom Cupboard! TV was soooo expensive back then.... ;)

Bill and Ben. I'm almost embarrassed by the amount of Black and White TV images on this board!

Bill and Ben. I'm almost embarrassed by the amount of Black and White TV images on this board!

Playschool windows - we used to guess which one it would be.  Loved the factory 'how its made' ones best -1966

Playschool windows - we used to guess which one it would be. Loved the factory 'how its made' ones best -1966

Paddington by Michael Bond. My favourite bear. Wore a Paddington hat to the Silver Jubilee Celebrations!  #RePin by AT Social Media Marketing - Pinterest Marketing Specialists ATSocialMedia.co.uk

The REAL inspiration behind Paddington Bear

Paddington by Michael Bond. My favourite bear. Wore a Paddington hat to the Silver Jubilee Celebrations! #RePin by AT Social Media Marketing - Pinterest Marketing Specialists ATSocialMedia.co.uk

Children's programmes have changed so much, well in comparison to when I was a child anyway. I think we've come a long way from the Rainbow...

Children's programmes have changed so much, well in comparison to when I was a child anyway. I think we've come a long way from the Rainbow...

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