...Not very long ago, in the top left-hand corner of Wales, there was a railway. It wasn't a very long railway or a very important railway, but it was called The Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company Limited, and it was all there was. And in a shed, in a siding at the end of the railway, lives the Locomotive of the Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company Limited, which was a long name for a little engine so his friends just called him Ivor..." ...And that was how it began, back in 1959: one of Oliver Postgate's most loved creations, Ivor the Engine. It was a series about the Welsh adventures of a little green railway engine and his many friends. But Ivor wasn't an ordinary steam engine. He pretty much wished he was a person and ended up doing things like singing in a choir and swimming in the sea! One season of six, 10 minute, Black and White films was made for and screened by Associated-Red.
|Specials||January 1976||December 1981||25|
|Season 1||January 1959||6|
|Season 2||January 1962||June 1962||13|
|Season 3||January 1963||13|
|Season 4||January 1976||February 1976||20|
|Season 5||November 1977||December 1977||20|
|Season 1||January 1976||December 1977||40|
A personal list of my favourite TV shown on BBC and ITV in the 1970s. Includes repeats from the 60s and 50s. I was eight years old in 1980.
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