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This review is from: The A-Z of Classic Children's Television (Paperback)
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!!