A while ago, me and David started looking up old kids’ TV shows on YouTube and we were flabbergasted by how disturbing some of them were. These were shows like Animal Kwackers and Pipkins for younger viewers. Earlier today, my friend Clodagh Murphy (Happy Birthday, Clodagh!) mentioned Worzel Gummidge. I remember absolutely loving Worzel Gummidge, so I looked it up on YouTube and… it’s bloody terrifying. Scroll to 2:30 and then keep watching for as long as you can bear it (probably not long). It’s like a horror film!
Eep. I just remember her sitting up a tree and cackling.
I then remembered The Ghosts of Motley Hall. I have one image of that show and that’s of a woman in a long white dress swinging high on a swing. I’ve always thought it was Fenella Fielding, but now I’ve looked it up, turns out it was Sheila Steafel (at list I remembered the alliteration). I found a clip. I can’t believe I watched this when I was under 10.
What kids’ TV shows scared you as a child?