As a Sixties anklebiter in England the TV was ruled by Thunderbirds. But despite us only having three channels [how many did our US and European friends have then?] there were tons of other great kids programmes all vying for our attention: Scooby Do, Marine Boy, Top Cat, Flintstones, Herculoids, Frankenstein Junior and my own favourites, Spider-Man and the Impossibles on Saturday mornings. Here's my treasured Annual that went with the show.
The Seventies were just as good: Hong Kong Phooey, Wacky Races, Spot the Pigeon, Star Trek, Children of the Stones, Rhubarb, Hair Bair Bunch and loads more [please insert your own!]. The cop shows from the US were required viewing too as I turned teenager in 1973 and could stay up till 10 I seem to recall. My top six would be 6. Kojak 5. Ironside 4. Canon 3. Harry- O 2. The Streets of San Francisco and easilly at number 1, Columbo. I was saddened to hear that the superb Peter Falk died over the weekend aged 82. Feels like a whole generation has gone.
The Eighties weren't my decade for TV as I was busy growing facial hair. I did notice a few cartoon shows though: Brave Starr, Masters of the Universe and Thundercats. I suppose for Eighties kids the debate rages on as to which was the best!
Everythings a blur after that as I switched off!
What were your favourites in your part of the world?