This television legend was created by some guy called Serge Donot in 1965, and then brought back to Britain the same year by this guy Eric Thompson. Or so I'm told - I wasn't around then, which is a shame, because this program is brilliant. It quickly gained cult status in Britain, appearing in a five minute slot before the early evening news, amd thus ensuring an audience of several millions. Although it was superficially targeted at children, it had witty dialogue, surreal plots, and a profoundly laid back way of looking at life.

Its characters were:

Channel 4 have been repeating this at 4 or 6am, and it's all too easy to decide to stay up for it. It's nice to hear '"Time for bed", said Zebedee' as the rest of the people in the timezone are getting up and I'm ready to get a little sleep.