Childrens Television

Can Too Much TV Affect Our Children's Behaviour?

Laura Tysoe | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Tysoe

The boys were told that if they couldn't find something to play together, I would happily provide them with handwriting and maths worksheets. (This is a benefit of being a primary school teacher - I have these things in abundance!)

My Top 15 Parenting Rule Book Required

Tamara Spurway | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

As an older mum of a two year old, I sometimes struggle on some bits of parenting. All my friends have older kids and most of the time can't remember or have blocked out when key milestones happened.

Jeremy Kyle - The CBeebies Edition

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 30.09.2017 | UK Parents
Cookie Kibbles

Tina has just found out that her ridiculously camp husband Raymond, is gay. Her child-minder, Granny Murray, told her one night while she was fucked out of her head on special brew behind the bus garage. At first, Tina didn't believe Granny Murray - she and Raymond have a daughter together, after all, but Granny Murray showed her a photo of Raymond cottaging in the park and Tina's world shattered.

Gadzooks Mistress Meaker, Rentaghost Hits 40

Ed Green | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ed Green

Forty years ago this week, hapless newbie ghost Fred Mumford teleported himself into a dustbin, marking the start of Rentaghost. First broadcast on Tuesday 6 January 1976, it became a staple of '70s/80s UK children's TV.

Why Children's TV is Worth a Meditation

Julia Burness | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents
Julia Burness

I have never worried about my children watching too much television. In fact rightly or not, I have always considered a certain amount of TV as beneficial. My daughter loves watching DVDs and CBeebies but I have noticed - she self regulates.

The Consequences Axing Cbeebies Will Have on Great Britain

Claire Kirby | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Imagine already over stretched GP surgeries being inundated with mums needing appointments for kidney infections.  I mean seriously how are we going to go wee wee's without Cbeebies?

Warning: This Mash-Up Of 'Goodfellas' And 'Rainbow' May Ruin Your Childhood

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Comedy

(Warning: contains NSFW language. It is 'Goodfellas', after all.) Want to see Zippy get into trouble for calling George a funny guy? You've come...

The Awesomeness of Lego

Adam Hamdy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

When the screening started, our three children were so excited, they were flung into the first episode on a tidal wave of expectation. And they weren't disappointed. The show has everything a kid could want; action, intrigue, laughs, robots, magic and ninjas. And, of course, Lego.

Homophobic Bullying and the Responsibilities of Children's Television

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Shaun Dellenty

Still missing is regular, usualised (to use Sue Sanders word) portrayals of LGBT pupils, parents and role models who are happy, successful and kind human beings- just going about their lives. Such portrayals send a vital life-changing message to the emergent young LGBT souls out there.

9 Obvious Life Hacks Children's TV Taught Us

The Huffington Post UK | Lottie Oram | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Children’s TV has taught us some important life lessons. Our favourite programmes may not always have been as direct as the Adventures of He-Man,...

Is What Your Children See on TV Destroying Their Health?

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

IMAGINE you find your children watching a TV programme that portrays smoking, drinking and drug-taking as normal everyday behaviour. What will your reaction be?

Is Danger Mouse the Best the BBC Can Do?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

I love Danger Mouse. Well, I loved it when I was eight. I'd probably love it again now if I was still eight. But the announcement that Danger Mouse was being remade by the BBC was a bit of a shock. Is it really the best children's TV the BBC can do today? Are there really no talented British animation houses with original stories to tell?

Red Lipstick - A Display of Confidence or Sexiness?

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Whilst I agree with the BBC for banning children's TV presenters from looking too sexy on air with their clothes, I disagree with them stopping red lipstick being worn on children's programmes. Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz had red lips and so does Snow White. Does that make them provocative?

How Mums Love To Ogle Children's TV Presenters

Emily Organ | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Emily Organ

Being a stay-at-home mum is easy, right? You don't have to do a proper job and you can watch children's telly and drool over the TV presenters. That's what you'd think reading the papers this week anyway.