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'Children In Need' 🧸 Friday 17th November



"I believe the children are our are future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier

Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be."

'The Greatest Love Of All', Whitney Houston (Full song is at the end)



'Children In Need' takes place on Friday 17th November this year, hence the theme for this week's CST activities page focuses on 'Children's TV'.


We asked members to attend with stories about their first memories of watching TV and their favourite children's TV show.



After introductions, we discussed some facts about 'Children In Need'.

The first ever 'Children in Need' fundraising event was held on Christmas Day in 1927. It was a five minute radio broadcast that raised £1,143, 18s and 3d!

In 1955, the appeal was shown on television for the first time.

The BBC Telethon started on 21st November 1980. It raised £1,000,587. On 18th November 2016 the highest maximum ever raised was £60m.

Pudsey Bear made his first appearance in 1985.



'Children In Need' fundraising efforts have included:

- 'The Rickshaw Challenge' (Matt Baker BBC 1 'One Show')


- 'The BBC Radio 2 Bonanza Auction'


- 'Car Fest' (Chris Evans DJ)


- Sponsored silences


- Cake bake sales


- Sitting in a bath of beans


- Costume fun runs and


- Various other weird and wonderful sponsorship events.




We remembered that Terry Wogan presented 'Children In Need' from 1980 to 2014. He sadly died in January 2016, aged 77. Other things Terry Wogan was known as a 'National Treasure' for included presenting the 'Eurovision Song Contest', his chat show 'Wogan', hosting 'Blankety Blank', his BBC Radio 2 'Breakfast Show' and of course his hit record, 'The Floral Dance'.





Next, we thought about other special children's shows. One that sprang to mind for most of us was Ed ('Stewpot') Stewart's BBC Radio 1 show 'Junior Choice'. This show started in 1968 and ran for a dozen years. The catchphrase for the show was "Hello darling!". Sadly, Ed Stewart died in January 2016, aged 74 years. His other famous hit show was, of course, 'Crackerjack'.






We remembered this 'Testcard' image that was on BBC television every time broadcasting ended. The game being played is 'Noughts & Crosses', which Americans call 'Tic Tac Toe'.




IDIOMS ABOUT CHILDREN

Next we asked members to complete the following phrases together ...


As easy as child’s PLAY – very easy and simple


Babe in ARMS – a very young child

Babe in the WOODS – a naive, defenceless, innocent young person

Baby BOOMER - a child born between 1946-1964 (Who in the group is a 'Baby Boomer'?)

Blue-eyed BOY – someone's favourite person

Boys will be BOYS – boys, or men, will behave in certain ways, often noisily or irresponsibly

Children should be seen and not HEARD - encourage children to be quiet


Latchkey CHILDREN - children home alone while parents work

Like a kid in a SWEET SHOP – very excited and happy about something

Mummy’s BOY – a man who is still very dependent on his mother

New kid on the BLOCK – a person who has recently joined a company, organisation, team, etc, and does not know how things work yet

Sleep like a BABY – if you sleep very well


The hand that rocks the CRADLE - a saying that praises motherhood


Spare the rod and spoil the CHILD - corporal punishment doesn't work

Throw the baby out with the BATH WATER – get rid of useful things when discarding inessential things


Throw your toys out of the PRAM - be angry and make a fuss


Smooth as a baby's BOTTOM - unblemished youthful skin

Daddy's little GIRL OR BOY - favourite child


The apple doesn't fall far from the TREE - we are more like our parents than we think


Watch with MOTHER - TV stream





MONDAY'S CHILD


Read this well known poem together ...






'Watch With Mother' theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sq6il4pQqw



We then had a more focused think about the best children's TV shows from our childhood, using the music and picture quiz below to promote memory recall and reminiscence.




MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ


Note: It is important to remind members that these clips and the following rhymes, remembered from childhood, are included to prompt long-term memory and recall and of course to celebrate our younger selves. Perhaps they were simpler, happier times and certainly children's TV and entertainment is very different today.


Help members achieve by giving lots of clues, such as 'begins with' and first names. Make time for members to comment on their favourite or most remembered shows.



ROUND 1. Watch With Mother


"Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin."


​Name the children's TV show? Name the three characters? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxCKELNKFlQ


​Name the children's TV show? Name the flower? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIzh3mKMUp8


​Name the children's TV show? Here they are 'performing' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsr_k1wKSWI


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the dog? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QewiLgTJYyQ


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenter?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cX07V4iwBM


​Name the children's TV show?

What animals were they?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW0yPnGXFDU


​Name the children's TV show?

Which Oliver created this and many other series?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVLEKQVaok


​Name the children's TV show?

Who owned him?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpwhohWhrEE


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the character?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWNR-08Ff0w


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the characters?

TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7BB9--SJFM & Characters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6YE4PCRNwc


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the characters?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICfzqE7d9xg


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the characters?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3DcChXNyYQ


Song break ...


Having heard the song, what was the little boy's name?



LYRICS


Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist, in a land called Honah Lee Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff And brought him strings, and sealing wax, and other fancy stuff


Oh, Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist, in a land called Honah Lee Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist, in a land called Honah Lee


Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail Noble kings and princes would bow whenever they came Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name


Oh, Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist, in a land called Honah Lee Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist, in a land called Honah Lee


A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys Painted wings and giant's rings make way for other toys One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more And Puff, that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar


His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave So Puff, that mighty dragon, sadly slipped into his cave


Oh, Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist, in a land called Honah Lee Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist, in a land called Honah Lee






ROUND 2. Animated Children's TV



​Name the children's TV show? Where did he live? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF0qLIyDaGI


​Name the children's TV show? Who is driving him? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrSv1ZSmwNk


​Name the children's TV show? Name these two characters?

(Can anyone do the dog's laugh?) TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uU6KzAbSTg


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the detective and who played him in the movies? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bii-PIGprv8


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the policeman?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fvhLrBrPQI




​Name the children's TV show? Name the adult characters? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHZen0Goy8


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the characters?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_C2HJvtRDY


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the other two characters?

What was his catchphrase?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhkQM2qjPLI


​Name these four Disney characters?


​Name the children's TV show?

Who created it?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJrOUnBdmdw


Song break ...


What was their other Top 10 hit, which was used to advertise 'Roses'?



'Lily The Pink' Lyrics

Chorus


We'll drink a drink, a drink To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink The savior of the human race For she invented medicinal compound Most efficacious in every case

Mr. Freers had sticky out ears And it made him awful shy And so they gave him medicinal compound And now he's learning how to fly Robert Tony was known to be bony He would never eat his meal And so they gave him medicinal compound Now they move him round on wheels Old Ebenezer thought he was Julius Caesar And so they put him in a home Where they gave him medicinal compound And now he's emperor of Rome Johnny Hammer had a terrible st-st-st-st-stammer He could hardly s-s-say a word And so they gave him medicinal compound Now's he's seen, but never heard Aunty Milly ran willy-nilly When her legs they did recede And so they rubbed on medicinal compound Now they call her Milly Pede Jennifer Eccles had terrible freckles And the boys all called her names But she changed medicinal compound Now he joins in all the games Lily the Pink, she turned to drink She filled up with paraffin inside And despite her medicinal compound Sadly pickled Lily died Up to heaven her soul ascended All the church bells they did ring She took with her medicinal compound Hark the herald angels sing





ROUND 3. Children's TV Drama


​Name the TV drama? Who wrote the book in 1719? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE10msGsCn4


​Name the TV drama?

Name the forest?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbyYr6L5xQM


​Name the TV drama?

Name his chimp?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO_eJCLByXs


Can anyone do the yell?



​Name the TV drama?

Where was it set?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSgbxPtyv1U


​Name the children's TV drama?

Name the island (lots of us made one)? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YyTfxeJxvQ


​Name the children's TV drama?

Which city did they protect? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK4H-LkrQjQ


​Name the children's TV drama? Who wrote the book in 1877? TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flvxbw8YYM8


​Name the children's TV drama?

What breed of dog was he?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p8oeiVDcx4



​Name the children's TV drama?

Can you remember any of the children's names?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpmRcP8S7Bo&t=9s


​Name the children's TV drama?

Name the headmistress?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlNWQY2tIvA


Song break ...



What were their names?



'The Monkees' Lyrics


Here we come, walkin' down the street We get the funniest looks from every one we meet


Hey, hey, we're the Monkees and people say we monkey around But we're too busy singing to put anybody down


We go wherever we want to, do what we like to do We don't have time to get restless, there's always something new


Hey, hey, we're the Monkees and people say we monkey around But we're too busy singing to put anybody down


We're just tryin' to be friendly, come and watch us sing and play We're the young generation, and we've got something to say


Any time, or anywhere, just look over your shoulder Guess who'll be standing there


Hey, hey, we're the Monkees and people say we monkey around But we're too busy singing to put anybody down


Hey, hey, we're the Monkees and people say we monkey around But we're too busy singing to put anybody down


We're just tryin' to be friendly, come and watch us sing and play We're the young generation, and we've got something to say


Hey, hey, we're the Monkees Hey, hey, we're the Monkees






ROUND 4. Children's Factual TV


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenters?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns_lF5zeSBs

Lulu - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9omscQ1F4


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenters?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkd-1hBK9fI


Before playing say the rhyme together...



​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenter and his sidekick?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCI5ig9QawU


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the creator of this educational series (left)?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XK0RImTvh0


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenters?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QFt1ZeDftk


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenter?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqXiqiC5dS8


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenter?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sojhiOeqSg


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenters?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzvI4p6ncqk


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenters?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypgaNws0-sc&t=7s


​Name the children's TV show?

Name the presenter?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym4yspDRZ3w


Song break ...


Which BBC Radio 4 comedy featured a pointless game called 'Morningtown Crescent'?



'Mornington Ride' Lyrics

Train whistle blowing makes a sleepy noise Underneath their blankets go all the girls and boys Rocking rolling riding out along the bay All bound for Morningtown many miles away

Driver at the engine fireman rings the bell Sand man swings the lantern to show that all is well Rocking rolling riding out along the bay All bound for Morningtown many miles away

Maybe it is raining where our train will ride; All the little travellers are warm and snug inside Rocking rolling riding out along the bay All bound for Morningtown many miles away

Somewhere there is sunshine somewhere there is day Somewhere there is Morningtown many miles away

Rocking rolling riding out along the bay All bound for Morningtown many miles away

Rocking rolling riding out along the bay All bound for Morningtown many miles away





Bonus Round. Children's Books



Name the character or book & guess at the author ...


- 'Famous ****' - Enid ******

- '****** The Bear' - Alfred *******

- '****** The Pooh' - Alan Alexander *****

- 'Swallows And *******' - Arthur *******

- '***** Rabbit' - Beatrix ******

- 'The Lion, The ***** And The ********' - Clive Staples *****

- 'The Railway ********' - Edith ******

- 'Peter ***' - James Matthew ******

- 'Alices *********** ** *********' - Lewis *******

- '********** Bear' - Michael ****

- 'Willy ***** And The ********* *******' - Roald ****

- 'Chitty ****** **** ****' - Ian *******




Another Bonus Round. Puppets



Name the puppets and the puppeteer or show ...





FINAL SINGALONG



Complete the titles of some of her other hit songs:


Saving All My Love *** ***

How Will I ****

I Wanna Dance With ********

One Moment In ****

I Will Always Love ***




'Greatest Love Of All' Lyrics

… I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

… Everybody searching for a hero People need someone to look up to I never found anyone who fulfill my needs A lonely place to be And so I learned to depend on me

… I decided long ago Never to walk in anyone's shadows If I fail, if I succeed At least I'll live as I believe No matter what they take from me They can't take away my dignity

… Because the greatest love of all Is happening to me I found the greatest love of all Inside of me The greatest love of all Is easy to achieve Learning to love yourself It is the greatest love of all

… I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be