We have all had that conversation where we are trying to describe an old cartoon that we can’t quite remember. You can picture the main character and the title is on the tip of your tongue but it’s not quite there…. Well here we are to save the day. Chances are that your old favourite might be in this very list. Let’s bring those memories back!

1. Bod

Bod was originally a series of 4 books written by Joanne and Michael Cole. These books were read out on the BBC kids show Play School. Bod first appeared on our screens in 1975.

2. The Flumps

Remember The Flumps? These furry little guys entertained us between 1977 and 1988.

3. The Magic Ball

This was a bit of a TV gem! It was written and narrated by Eric Thompson who provided the original voices for The Magic Roundabout and the animation was produced by the guys responsible for Danger Mouse. This show followed little Sam as his magic ball took him off to various adventures.

4. Trumpton

“Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub”. We loved joining the Fire Brigade in their adventures in Trumpton.

5. Chorlton and the Wheelies

Can you remember The Wheelies and Fenella, the Welsh witch who hated happiness? This show originally ran from 1976 to 1979.

6. Cloppa Castle

In the late 70’s we joined The Byegones who lived in Cloppa Castle. They had to defend the castle from The Hasbeenes, who were determined to take the castle!

7. Hong Kong Phooey

Did you spend your Saturday mornings watching Hong Kong Phooey and his cat, Spot? This cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera was a parody of Kung Fu movies.

8. The New Shmoo

The New Shmoo was another Hanna-Barbera cartoon and was very similar to Scooby Doo in its plot.

9. Noggin the Nog

“Listen to me and I will tell you the story of Noggin the Nog”. We followed Noggin as he took the throne and met his Queen, Nooka of the Nooks. The original black and white episodes aired on the BBC in the late 50’s before colour episodes were released in the late 70’s.


10. Mooncat and Company

This cat from the moon appeared initially in Get Up and Go! presented by Beryl Reid and Stephen Boxer. His mission was to learn about things on Earth. He was so popular that he ended up with his own show where he lived in a junk shop with Stephen.

11. Metal Mickey

Mickey made his TV debut in 70’s show Saturday Banana. His own TV show ran from 1980 to 1983. His catchphrase was “Boogie, Boogie”.

12. Mr Majeika

Who remembers Mr Majeika and his little tuft of hair? This magic character was introduced to us in a series of books. The TV show was broadcast in the late 80’s on ITV.