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The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 23/7/2011 12:57:29 PM   
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Rinc wasn't able to finish up the results so I said I'd take over for him. Generally when doing one of these countdown lists I prefer to keep the list thread clear for updates with the chat about the list going in the existing thread, which can be found here

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3030090

I'm writing a couple of lines for each entry, but if any has or wants to do a better blurb for any of the shows it'd be greatly appreciated.

99. Bananaman
99. T-Bag
98. Horrible Histories
97. Wind in the Willows
94. Challenge of the Go-Bots
94. Courage the Cowardly Dog
94. Do Not Adjust Your Set
89. Batfink
89. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
89. Moondial
89. Pole Position
89. Round the Bend
86. Aaahh! Real Monsters
86. Invader Zim
86. Ren & Stimpy
85. Dexter's Laboratory
84. One Summer
82. Justice League
82. Pingu
79. Animaniacs
79. Count Duckula
79. Thunderbirds
76. Arthur
76. Doug
76. Dramarama
74. Samurai Jack
74. Wacky Races
73. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
68. Bravestarr
68. The Centurions
68. Johnny Bravo
68. Mary, Mungo & Midge
68. Spiderman and His Amazing Friends
67. Dogtanian and the Muskehounds
64. Alfonso Bonzo
64. Chorlton and the Wheelies
64. Hey Arnold!
63. Rentaghost
62. Trumpton
61. Captain Pugwash
59. Rolf's Cartoon Club
59. Visionaries
58. Shadows
57. Button Moon
56. The Adventures of Pete & Pete
55. The Moomins
54. Byker Grove
53. Are You Afraid of the Dark?
52. The Magic Roundabout
51. Funhouse
49. The Adventures of the Gummi Bears
49. The Flintstones
48. The Mysterious Cities of Gold
47. The Box of Delights
46. Ulysses 31
45. Jackanory
44. The Dreamstone
43. Mr. Benn
42. The Snowman
41. M.A.S.K.
39. Noggin the Nog
39. The Real Ghostbusters
38. Shaun the Sheep
37. Eerie, Indiana
36. Hong Kong Phooey
34. Round the Twist
34. Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
33. Dungeons & Dragons
32. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
31. Duck Tales
30. Top Cat
29. Trap Door
28. The Road Runner Show
27. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
26. Grange Hill
25. Pinky and the Brain
24. Fraggle Rock
23. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
22. Sesame Street
20. Pokemon
20. The Sooty Show
19. Ivor the Engine
18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
17. Children of the Stones
16. Rainbow
15. Thomas the Tank Engine
14. Tom & Jerry
13. X-Men
12. Spongebob Squarepants
11. Batman: The Animated Series
10. The Clangers
9. Danger Mouse
8. Wallace & Gromit
7. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men
6. Transformers
5. Knightmare
4. Thundercats
3. Bagpuss
2. The Muppet Show
1. Press Gang


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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 23/7/2011 1:00:30 PM   
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99.
Bananaman




Years: 1983 - 1986
Country: UK
Channel: BBC


Starting life as a comic strip in Nutty, Bananaman was an animated show about schoolboy Eric and his alter-ego, Bananaman. Triggering the change by eating a banana, Bananaman (Voiced by Graeme Garden) did battle with the forces of evil like Doctor Gloom and Appleman in 40 episodes in the mid 80s.

99.
T-Bag




Years: 1985 - 1992
Country: UK
Channel: CITV


In a series of differently titled shows, from Wonders in Letterland to Take Off with T-Bag, first Tallulah then Tabatha Bag hunted for magical items across various time periods, with the help of assistant T-Shirt. Out to stop the witchy sisters came a variety of schoolgirl heroines.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 23/7/2011 1:06:10 PM   
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98.
Horrible Histories




Years: 2009 - Present
Country: UK
Channel: BBC


Based on a series of books by Terry Deary, this award winning show uses humour to help bring history alive for children, usually in the most gruesome manner possible. 

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 23/7/2011 1:12:59 PM   
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97.
The Wind in the Willows




Years: 1983 - 1990
Country: UK
Channel: ITV


Gathering together an incredible voice cast (Michael Hordern, Ian Carmichael, David Jason, Peter Sallis and Richard Pearson) Cosgrove Hall adapted the classic children's novel in stop-motion animation and created one of the greatest and most charming children's television shows of the 80s. 

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 23/7/2011 8:57:18 PM   
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94.
Challenge of the Go-Bots




Years: 1984 - 1985
Country: USA
Channel: USA Cartoon Express


Good and evil robots from another planet that have the ability to change into vehicles do battle. Based on Tonka toys, which were themselves taken from an earlier Japanese toy-range, The Guardians fought The Renegades in over 60 episodes and a big-screen release. I'm desperately trying to avoid mentioning Transformers. Damn.

94.
Courage The Cowardly Dog




Years: 1999 - 2002
Country: USA
Channel: The Cartoon Network


Starting life in the classic Oscar nominated short, 'The Chicken from Outer Space', Courage would seen get his own show and go on to defend his farmer owners against all kinds of supernatural and other-worldly entities. Surreal brilliance from The Cartoon Network.

94.
Do Not Adjust Your Set




Years: 1967 - 1969
Country: UK
Channel: ITV


A children's sketch show that helped create Monty Python. With a cast that included Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam, along with David Jason and Denise Coffey, with musical interludes from The Bonzo Dog Band, this is British comedy at its best. And it was for kids.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 23/7/2011 10:05:55 PM   
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89.
Batfink




Years: 1966 - 1967
Country: USA
Channel: Screen Gems


HIS WINGS ARE LIKE A SHIELD OF STEEL! Truly awesome animation that spoofs Batman and Green Hornet with the adventures of the crime-fighting superhero who actually is a bat and his sidekick, Karate. Together they did battle with numerous villains, including the infamous Hugo A-Go-Go in 100 five minute long episodes.

89.
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons




Years: 1967 - 1968
Country: UK
Channel: ATV


One of Gerry Anderson's many hit puppet shows. Captain Scarlet was a member of Spectrum, an international security team that took part in a space-flight to Mars. They discover that Mars had become a base for the Mysterons, who have infiltrated Earth and replaced people with duplicates. Scarlet and his team lead the fight to protect Earth from invasion. Darker than Anderson's other work to that point, it may not be his most famous show, but to some it's his finest.

89.
Moondial




Years: 1988
Country: UK
Channel: BBC


Live-action fantasy mini-series adapted from the Helen Cresswell novel. A young girl, Minty, stays with her aunt while her mother recovers from an accident. In the grounds of a nearby mansion she finds a moondial that allows her to travel in time and meet the children who lived there a century before.

89.
Pole Position




Years: 1984
Country: USA
Channel: CBS


An attempt to cash-in on the popularity of the arcade game of the same name, the show followed the adventures of crime-fighting, stunt-driving siblings, The Darretts. Along with their various gadgets, the team also have a pet that's part raccoon/part monkey and two talking cars. Amazingly considering its lasting popularity, there were only 13 episodes made.

89.
Round the Bend




Years: 1989 - 1991
Country: UK
Channel: ITV


A parody of saturday morning shows, created by the team behind the legendary Oink! comic, Round the Bend took children into a sewer to meet host Doc Croc and his team of rats. They provided the segments that linked parodies of music videos of the day  (Michael Jackdung, Kylie Manure) and cartoon shorts from Wee Man and the Masters of the Looniverse to Teenage Mutant Ninja Toilets. 


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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 23/7/2011 11:35:02 PM   
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86.
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters




Years: 1994 - 1997
Country: USA
Channel: Nickelodeon


This often overlooked Klasky Csupo show follows the adventures of Ickis, Oblina and Krumm at a high school for monsters, located under the city dump. Under the tutelage of The Gromble, they learn how to scare humans, including being given assignments that take them to the surface world. An offbeat, fun show.

86.
Invader Zim




Years: 2001 - 2006
Country: USA
Channel: Nickelodeon


From the creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Jhonen Vasquez, came this slice of animated anarchy. Zim is an alien from the planet Irk. He thinks he's a great world-conqueror, but he's fairly incompetent. Frustrated by his constant screw-ups, the Irken leaders, The Almighty Tallest, send him on an assignment to a nothing planet as far away from Irk as possible - Earth. Along with his dim-witted robot side-kick Gir (Possibly the show's greatest character), Zim sets himself up on Earth as a regular schoolboy, all the time plotting to destroy the planet and doing battle with Dib, an unpopular boy who suspects Zim's secret. A work of genius.

86.
Ren & Stimpy




Years: 1991 - 1996
Country: USA
Channel: Nickelodeon


The adventures of a psychotic chihuahua and a dimwitted cat may not seem like the most logical of pairings, but it was a brilliant one. The show was so controversial that original creator John Kricfalusi was fired early into the run. The show got lighter, but no less surreal and it was every bit as funny. One of the most influential cartoons of all time, and one of the funniest.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 24/7/2011 12:44:25 AM   
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85.
Dexter's Laboratory




Years: 1996 - 2003
Country: USA
Channel: Cartoon Network


Dexter is a ten year old genius who has a hidden laboratory behind his bedroom, a thick Russian accent (Despite being from an all American family) and an arch-nemesis who also has his own secret laboratory. One of the many quirky and boundary pushing Cartoon Network shows of the period that worked for both children and adults.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 24/7/2011 3:58:08 PM   
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84.
One Summer




Years: 1983
Country: UK
Channel: Channel 4

One of the finest pieces of television ever created, One Summer focuses on Billy Rizley (a powerhouse performance from David Morrissey), a young Liverpool kid, he's the typical intelligent but rebellious type and is always in trouble. When the show starts Billy hasn't been to school in months but in the first episode returns so he can sign up for the school trip to Wales. A previous school holiday had been one of the few good memories in his short life, but his attendance record is held against him and one of the teacher's takes great delight in banning him from the trip. Billy's life is hard, his family are on the poverty line and his mother spends what little they have on Bingo. Billy is also part of a local gang where he's tougher and smarter than the gang leader, but the other boy has all the power. A stupid gang fight leads to another kid getting badly injured and the police looking for Billy. Needing to get out of town in a hurry, Billy steals his mother's Bingo winnings and, along with his best friend, Icky, hops on the first train to North Wales. But Billy soon finds that the paradise of his memory is very different from reality.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 24/7/2011 7:50:57 PM   
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82.
Justice League




Years: 2001 - 2004
Country: USA
Channel: Cartoon Network


Animated adaptation of DC Comic's most famous superhero team, from the creator of other popular DC adaptations. Justice League saw Batman and Superman teaming up with other classic DC stars like Wonder Woman and The Green Lantern to save the world from the forces of evil.

82.
Pingu




Years: 1986 - 2006
Country: Switzerland
Channel: SF DRS


The stop motion animation follows the adventures of Pingu, a mischievous penguin, and his family. They all live in the South Pole, living and working in Igloos. A sweet-natured, charming and fun show that was recorded in Penguin Language, to allow different audiences to follow the show. 

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 26/7/2011 8:33:18 PM   
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79.
Animaniacs




Years: 1993 - 1998
Country: USA
Channel: Fox


Designed to be a throwback to the animation of giants like Chuck Jones and Tex Avery, this was Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. second cartoon series (following Tiny Toon Adventures). Animaniacs tells the story of the original Warners, brothers Yakko and Wakko and sister, Dot. With each episode split into segments, each focusing on different characters, Animaniacs had something for everyone.

79.
Count Duckula




Years: 1988 - 1993
Country: UK
Channel: ITV


A spoof of Dracula, Count Duckula is a vampire duck who has lived for centuries. Every time he is killed, his servants perform a resurrection ritual. Only this time his dopey nanny provided ketchup rather than blood and Duckula arose as a vegetarian vampire. This Duckula was more interested in fame and wealth, while butler Igor wanted him back to his old bloodsucking ways and Doctor Von Goosewig just wanted him dead.

79.
Thunderbirds




Years: 1965 - 1966
Country: UK
Channel: ATV


Gerry Anderson's most famous creation follows the adventures of International Rescue, a special agency run by Jeff Tracy and sons. The Tracys use their hi-tech, 21st century vehicles to save those in danger and do battle with the evil 'Hood'. Incredibly fun show that's still charming 40 years on. 

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 27/7/2011 4:12:04 PM   
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76.
Arthur




Years: 1996 - Present
Country: USA
Channel: PBS


The adventures of an eight year old Aardvark named Arthur and his family. A strong educational message and a devotion to tackling serious issues that can affect a child has made it popular with parents and children, so popular that it's the second longest running animated series in America.

76.
Doug




Years: 1991 - 1999
Country: USA
Channel: Nickelodeon


One of the original Nicktoons, Doug is a coming-of-age cartoon that follows the life of the titular pre-teen diarist after he and his family move to a new town, where he finds bullies, new friends, and a girl to crush on.

76.
Dramarama




Years: 1983 - 1989
Country: UK
Channel: ITV


Live-action anthology drama series that led to several spin-off shows, including Children's Ward. Many of the episodes had supernatural themes and eventually there was a Dramarama: Spooky mini-series.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 28/7/2011 5:47:33 PM   
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74.
Samurai Jack




Years: 2001 - 2004
Country: USA
Channel: Cartoon Network


A samurai prince nicknamed Jack finds himself cast into the future by the demon, Aku. Aku's evil rules this future world and Jack has to do battle with his minions while attempting to find a portal back to his own time, where he could stop the demon from ever coming to power.

74.
Wacky Races




Years: 1968 - 1970
Country: USA
Channel: CBS


A host of Hanna-Barbera characters are gathered together to take part in a weekly race. Racers included Penelope Pitstop, The Anthill Mob, The Gruesome Twosome and the villains of the piece - Dick Dastardly and Muttley. Each episode followed the same formula, characters would race in their themed cars, Dick and Muttley would try to cheat and end up losing as a result. Incredibly entertaining.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 30/7/2011 1:09:13 PM   
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73.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch




Years: 1996 - 2003
Country: USA
Channel: ABC


Starting life as a character in Archie Comics, Sabrina went through an animated incarnation in the 70s before getting its most popular adaptation with this live-action late 90s show. Starring Melissa Joan Hart, fresh from the success of Clarissa Explains It All, the show follows the life of the titular teenage witch, her aunts, and their magical talking cat, Salem. 

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 30/7/2011 5:23:10 PM   
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68.
Bravestarr




Years: 1987 - 1988
Country: USA
Channel: First-run syndication


Animated space-western that took a bad-guy intended for the Ghostbusters cartoon (Tex Hex) and used him as the nemesis for Bravestarr, the galactic marshall of New Texas who has the ability to summon the mystic powers of animals. Bravestarr fights evil along with his talking  horse Thirty-Thirty. Wikipedia claims Thirty-Thirty was based on David Lee Roth. I really hope that's true.

68.
Centurions



Years: 1985 - 1987
Country: USA
Channel: Syndicated


A futuristic cyborg, Doc Terror, tries to take over the world. He creates an army of drones to help him. Out to stop them are the Centurions. From their space station base, Max, Jake and Ace don their special suits that allow them to fuse with advanced weaponry and beam in to wherever they're needed to fight evil and save the world.

68.
Johnny Bravo


Years: 1997 - 2004
Country: USA
Channel: Cartoon Network


Another example of the Cartoon Network's late 90s brilliance. Dimwitted, egotistical Elvis soundalike Johnny Bravo pursued women and got shot down or beaten up every time

68.
Mary, Mungo & Midge


Years: 1969
Country: UK
Channel: BBC


The adventures of a girl named Mary and her pet dog Mungo and mouse, Midge. In each episode the trio would leave their tower block and have adventures in the busy city, taking trips to the toy shop, the fairground and the seaside in their 13 episode run.

68.
Spider-man and His Amazing Friends.


Years: 1981 - 1983
Country: USA
Channel: NBC


Sometime in the early 80s, Marvel decided Spiderman should have a playdate with some other superheroes, so we got this brilliant piece of television. The series assembled a trio of Spider-Friends - Spiderman, Iceman and... well, they wanted The Human Torch, couldn't get permission, and so created a new fire-powered character - Firestar. Sam Raimi, this is how you do Spiderman.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 2/8/2011 3:42:46 PM   
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67.
Dogtanian & The Three Muskehounds




Years: 1981 - 1982
Country: Japan/Spain
Channel: MBS/TVE


This joint production between Japan and Spain was an animated adaptation of the classic Dumas novel. The plot follows that of The Three Musketeers, but with all of the characters turned into anthropomorphic mutts. Dogtanian travels to Paris to become one of the Musketeers and finds himself involved in romance, intrigue, and swordfights galore. The series had one of the most memorable theme songs in cartoon history.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 2/8/2011 3:45:38 PM   
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64.
Alfonso Bonzo



Years: 1990 - 1991
Country: UK
Channel: CBBC

A show about Billy, a boy who likes to swap things and an Italian exchange student named Alfonso who is a master swapper. I always thought the show was about a penguin. Apparently not.

64.
Chorlton and the Wheelies.



Years: 1976 - 1979
Country: UK
Channel: ITV

Chorlton is a happiness dragon, he comes into Wheelie World and brightens the life of the inhabitants, the Wheelies. Not so happy to see him is Fenella, a Welsh witch who hates happiness and does everything she can to ruin the lives of Chorlton and the Wheelies.

64.
Hey Arnold!



Years: 1996 - 2004
Country: USA
Channel: Nickelodeon

Animated Nickelodeon story focusing on the life of 4th grader Arnold, a boy with a head shaped like an American football. His parents have disappeared and he's raised by his grandparents in their boarding house. Show follows Arnold as he has fun with best friend Gerald and gets bullied by the lovesick Helga. Another quirky offering from Nickelodeon.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 3/8/2011 10:26:16 PM   
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63.
Rentaghost




Years: 1976 - 1984
Country: UK
Channel: BBC1


Live-action comedy series about a group of ghosts who work for a rental agency. There was a camp jester named Timothy Claypole, a Scottish witch, a ghost who vanishes when she sneezes (something that sadly didn't affect the rest of the cast) and a pantomime horse named Dobbin.

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 3/8/2011 10:27:31 PM   
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62.
Trumpton



Years: 1967
Country: UK
Channel: BBC1

Another stop-motion animation show from the creators of Camberwick Green. This one explores the daily life of the villagers of Trumpton. Most famous for the roll call of firemen - "Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub."

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 3/8/2011 10:28:50 PM   
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61.
Captain Pugwash



Years: 1957 - 1956; 1974 - 1975
Country: UK
Channel: BBC1


Seaman Staines, Master Bates, Roger the Cabin Boy. All urban myths, sadly. The cabin boy was actually called Tom. Shattering  childhood myths shouldn't mean you can't just this rather lovely little series about the adventures of the pompous but cowardly Captain Pugwash. 

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 4/8/2011 12:18:17 AM   
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59.
Rolf's Cartoon Club



Years: 1989 - 1993
Country: UK
Channel: ITV

Singer, painter, player of the Didgereedoo, Rolf Harris is a man of many talents. His greatest work is without a doubt his epic cover of Stairway to Heaven. Rolf's Cartoon Club, where he introduced a variety of Looney Tunes shorts, is a close second. Rolf's Cartoon Club was actually a club that viewers could join and get a badge. According to Wikipedia, John Lasseter was the first ever club member. So I guess we have Rolf to thank for Pixar.  Stairway to Heaven is still his greatest achievement though.

59.
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light



Years: 1987
Country: USA
Channel: First run syndication

Intended as a cartoon to promote a new Hasbro toy range, the toys weren't a success and as a result the show was cancelled after just 13 episodes. The Visionaries were two teams of magical knights, all with a unique animal totem they could transform into, the Spectral Knights fought for good, the Darkling Lords for evil.

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58.
Shadows



Years: 1975 - 1978
Country: UK
Channel: ITV

Anthology horror series, with stories from the likes of JB Priestley, PJ Hammond and Joan Aiken. Over the course of three series, kids in the 1970s were treated to tales of the ghosts of dead miners, haunted railway stations and sinister old men with a deep loathing for children. One of the best supernatural themed series, for adults or children, of its era.

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57.
Button Moon



Years: 1980 - 1988
Country: UK
Channel: ITV

Mr. Spoon and family would climb into their homemade rocket and fly across 'Blanket Sky' to 'Button Moon', they'd have a little adventure, then come back home again. Every week. Actually a surprisingly entertaining show. Every prop in the show was created using a household object, and the memorable theme tune was written and performed by The Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison.

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56.
The Adventures of Pete & Pete



Years: 1993 - 1996
Country: USA
Channel: Nickelodeon

The show is (as the title explains) the adventures of Big Pete and Little Pete - The Wrigleys. Along with their family and friends in the fictional town of Wellsville. Big Pete has a sort of but not really romance with best friend Ellen, a rivalry with "Endless" Mike and a good claim to being the sanest person in Wellsville. Little Pete is constantly clashing with authority, hero-worships Artie, a bizarre superhero who lives in the neighbourhood, and usually chooses the path of most resistance. With an amazing list of guest performers (Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Stipe...) and a soundtrack featuring The Gothic Archies, The Magnetic Fields, Polaris and The Apples in Stereo, if you don't love this show then you have never and will never be cool. 

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 5/8/2011 12:52:43 AM   
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55.
The Moomins



Years: 1977 - 1982
Country: Poland
Channel: Se-ma-for

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 5/8/2011 1:00:08 AM   
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Byker Grove



Years: 1989 - 2006
Country: UK
Channel: BBC1

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 5/8/2011 1:06:45 AM   
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Are You Afraid of the Dark?



Years: 1990 - 2000
Country: USA
Channel: Nickelodeon

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 5/8/2011 1:22:22 AM   
rawlinson

 

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The Magic Roundabout



Years: 1964 - 1971
Country: France
Channel: ORTF

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 5/8/2011 1:33:22 AM   
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Funhouse



Years: 1989 - 1999
Country: UK
Channel: ITV

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RE: The Top 100 Children's Shows: Results - 5/8/2011 1:41:00 AM   
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The Flintstones



Years: 1960 - 1966
Country: USA
Channel: ABC

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Adventures of the Gummi Bears



Years: 1985 - 1991
Country: USA
Channel: NBC

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