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Cant, Derek Griffiths, Carol Schell, Johnny Ball, Fred Harris, Toni Arthur, Floella Benjamin - what legends they were!
I was pretty busy trying to update this website, and then found myself watching Carol Schell wobbling her jelly on Playschool! You just never know what you're going to come across when you're a website designer!
Play School ran from 21st April 1964 until 11th March 1988. My favourite part was trying to guess which window we would be going through. Would it be square, round or arched?
But do you remember the Play School toys? Humpty was a kind of posh version of the nursery rhyme character Humpty Dumpty, then there were Big Ted and Little Ted, the ragdoll Jemima, and a plastic doll called Hamble (she was replaced by Poppy in the mid 1980s).
My favourite presenter was Brian Cant, and my Mum used to fancy him!
This clip features Carol Schell wobbling some jelly, Derek Griffiths pretending to be a jelly, and Julie Stevens inviting us to go through the round window. Hmm, I preferred the square window myself!
This is the Play School intro sequence featuring that orange house that seems to have been stuck in my brain somewhere for almost 40 years!
Sadly, the clip of Fred Harris beating up the toys has been taken off Youtube. So here is a replacement clip from the 70s which features the toys sat around a table waiting for their meal, and Ben Thomas doing some "wibbly wobbly" stuff with his shoulders.
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