Camberwick Green

1966 | United Kingdom

Monday's Watch With Mother offering which began in 1966 with the words "Here is a box, a musical box, wound up and ready to play. But this box can hide a secret inside. Can you guess what is in it today ?" Then out of the rotating top would pop the "secret", which in fact was the featured character of that particular episode. Amongst the rural village's cast of characters were local gossip Mrs Honeyman, Dr. Mopp, Peter the Postman, Mrs Dingles the Postmistress, Mr Carraway the Fishmonger, Mickey Murphy the Baker and Thomas Tripp the Milkman. 

But without a doubt the star of the show was Windy Miller the flour maker, who was in charge of the windmill. The series was animated by Bob Bura and John Hardwick from stories by Gordon Murray and told by Play School's Brian Cant. Although only 13 episodes were made they proved so successful that there were two spin-off series, Trumpton and Chigley 

Published on December 2nd, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.