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on 12 June 2017
A Great read
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on 19 September 2004
As a childhood fan of the puppet moomins TV series, it is great to find a chapter devoted to the series in Simon Sheridan's classic new book. Written with a great deal of depth and knowledge, the book is witty and a pleasure to read. The moomin section is very detailed, covering the series roots in Poland and the English adaptation. With the release of the Moomins on DVD in Germany, this book is the perfect companion to go with it!
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on 10 October 2004
Simon Sheridan's A-Z selection of his favourite children's television programmes is a splendid piece of research, perfectly capturing the era's sights and sounds. Sheridan's interviews with the key programme makers and stars, including Brian Cosgrove (Danger Mouse) and Jane Tucker (Rainbow), are wonderfully recounted. And Sheridan's extremely well written tome contains the right mix of entertaining tales with a passion and respect for, and knowledge of, the subject. This book is a must for every discerning and nostalgic thirtysomething - thoroughly recommended!!!
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on 10 October 2007
I've just bought Simon Sheridan's guide to great children's telly and thoroughly devoured it! Sheridan writes intelligently about the era of classic kids' TV which appeals most to aficionados of the genre - the 60,70s and 80s - all the greats are here - Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss, Roobarb, Mr. Benn, The Clangers, Danger Mouse, the Mister Men - the list goes on and on. Thoroughly researched and very wittily written, what makes this book so different from any others of the subject is that Sheridan actually bothered to interview the makers of the shows, so there's some very illuminating stories about the creation of Chorlton and the Wheelies, Bod, Pipkins (I love Hartley Hare!) and Rainbow etc. Plus David Jason writes a very affectionate introduction. Excellent stuff and highly addictive! 10 stars! A fantastic book!!
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on 7 December 2007
Simon Sheridan's writing rang so many bells and brought back very fond memories of so many shows I watched avidly. If your office chats often turn to childrens programmes you will be able to amaze and astound your colleagues with some of the facts Simon has gone to all the trouble to find out. As well as these facts and figures it also reminded me what life was like when I was watching them.

Well done Simon - a thoroughly good read.
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on 4 October 2007
I bought this book thinking I was going to receive an A to Z of classic children's TV shows. Admittedly Simon Sheridan has placed his choice of favourite shows (mainly from the 1970's) into alphabetical order, but I expected more shows to be covered than were actually in the book. The introduction is more of a potted biography of the author and does mention several classic programmes which should have been mentioned in greater detail in the main body of the book. The 67 entries (69 if you consider Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley come under one heading) do mention other programmes within their sections but again it is not a true A to Z and so I was very disappointed.
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on 3 January 2016
Great book and a lovely read for big kids alike
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