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Play Away

Play Away – 1971

The children’s show from the BBC which was a spin off from the 1960s and 1970s classic British TV show Play School. The main presenter Brian Cant was the narrator and characters voices of numerous kids shows in the 1960s and the 1970s. He would often appear the same day in Jackanory reading children stories. Ask the kids of the 1970s who Brian Cant was, and they will ALL know.


Peter Charlton
Michael Cole
Avril Price
Christine Secombe
Judy Whitfield

Johnny Ball writer
Michael Cole writer
John Hyde writer
Trevor McCallum writer
Lee Pressman writer
Laurie Rowley writer

Cynthia Felgate executive producer (seasons 1-11)
Ann Reay producer (seasons 1-11)
John Smith producer (season 13)
Jeremy Swan producer (season 13)

David Arthur
Toni Arthur
Chloe Ashcroft
Johnny Ball
Floella Benjamin
Brian Cant
Carol Chell
Miranda Connell
Julie Covington
Anita Dobson
Pam Ellis
Kim Goody
Derek Griffiths
Nerys Hughes
Jeremy Irons
Rick Jones
Lionel Morton
Alex Norton
Tony Robinson
Julie Stevens
Heather Williams
Nick Wilton
David Wood
Keith Woodhams

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70’s Televison

What an amazing piece of kit our telly was. Can you imagine having to change channel by turning a knob to tune in BBC2 and forever getting up to realign the aerial and contrast, and the only way to stop the picture from rolling was to give the set a good thump? Do you remember that we only have three channels to watch? Thinking about it, the conversation was better at school next day as everyone seemed to be watching the same thing unlike nowadays where we have too much choice. Aye, the quality of programmes seem to have dwindled when you think back to what we had in our days.

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