Wednesday, 27 May 2015
146 Hickory House
First watched : 1973
This ITV kids show went out in the same time slot as Rainbow though for me at least it was far less memorable. It was a cross between Play School and Fingerbobs with two human presenters ( usually Alan Rothwell and a female who was sometimes Corrie's Amanda Barrie ) sharing the titular house with anthromorphic puppets derived from household objects, most memorably Humphrey Cushion. It lasted from 1973 to 1977 and is thought to survive intact but there's been no DVD.
I doubt I ever set out to watch it but in the seventies you took what you were given.