Friday, 12 August 2011

Cult Icons: Michael Bentine's Potty Time (1973 - 1980)


Geez, how to describe this one. Michael Bentine was the human host and narrator for a show all about teaching kids history. To assist him, he enlisted the help of the "Potties", a gaggle of table top puppets who would dress up according to the scenario being taught. It was a program filled with explosions, high drama, goofy charm and done with a huge sense of fun. Bentine was the perfect host because he always looked slightly baffled and bemused at the goings on. The great thing about the series for kids is that you really did learn about some of the most important events in history even when you were laughing your head off at the Potties. A classic series from the seventies.

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