Ivor the Engine

...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.

Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
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
Unassigned Episodes 0
Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials 0
Season 1 January 1976 December 1977 40
Unassigned Episodes 57
Absolute ordering places all episodes in a single ordered season. This is generally used for anime.
Season From To Episodes
Season 1 January 1959 December 1977 72
Unassigned Episodes 25

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Favourite Children's TV 70s UK

1 52 ColinCollins

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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