Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Windy Miller Camberwick Green 1966

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Camberwick Green was first shown in 1966 on BBC1 for pre school children, the show was narrated by Brian Cant.

Each episode begins with a shot of a musical box which rotates while playing a tune. It is accompanied by the following narration:

"Here is a box, a musical box, wound up and ready to play. But this box can hide a secret inside. Can you guess what is in it today?"

The lid of the box then opens and the puppet character that is central to the particular episode emerges. After a brief introduction, the background appears and the story begins. The show ran from 3/01/1966 to 28/03/1966 and featured such charachers as Dr Mopp, Mickey Murphy the Baker, The Soldiers of Pippin Fort, Mr Carraway the Fish Monger, Mrs Dingle the post Lady and her dog Packet, Peter Hazel the Postman and not forgetting Mrs Honeyman the Chemists wife who never stopped gossiping.

1 comment:

  1. still being shown today, just shows how timeless and well made programmes were then, whilst others have come and gone, Camberwick Green has well and truly stood the test of time