My nan used to watch this every Saturday afternoon... well there was only 3 channels then. Fat old men sitting on each other. - WORLD OF SPORT (UK TV series) Wrestling with Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy, 1965 - 1985
Loved this programme as a child, the programme was part of a BBC children's television series titled Watch with Mother, with a different programme each weekday, most of them involving string puppets. The Flower Pot Men was the story of two little men made of flower pots who lived at the bottom of an English suburban garden. The characters were devised by Freda Lingstrom and Maria Bird.
Expert leggers Daniel Jinks and Ernest Wood. The two men demonstrate the process of 'legging' through Barnton Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal. Early canal tunnels had no tow-paths, so to propel the boat through the tunnel two people had to lay on their backs on the boat, and push the boat along using their feet on wall of the tunnel. The Barnton Tunnel was over 500 yards long.
Wendy Craig stars as the rather dreamy hopeless housewife who is married to a boring dentist with two grown up sons. She is relentlessly pursued by a playboy and finds it hard to resist his advances, though resist she does. Sweet , sad and funny in turns Butterflies is an English classic.