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All eyes on Kids TV this School Holiday

• Nearly half of parents don’t watch any Kids TV with their children

• With TV set to take centre stage over half-term, the majority of parents admitted they’d be more likely to watch it if they could enjoy the shows they watched as kids

A new video from TalkTalk TV shows TV-spoilt kids watch some of their parents’ favourite childhood shows– and it’s hilarious

With the school holidays well underway and the bad weather likely to keep many families indoors, Kids TV is set to take centre stage. Yet for nearly half of parents (41%) who currently don’t watch Kids TV with their children, family activities are going to be hard to come by.

Fortunately, the vast majority of parents (72%) admit they’d be more inclined to spend family time watching Kids TV if it was around the shows they loved as kids. TalkTalk TV has stepped in to bring this reality to life.

The new tongue-in-cheek video sees children aged six to eight’s reactions to a series of iconic Kids TV shows from the 1960s through to the 1990s.

Through their less than rose-tinted glasses the kids comment on everything from the ‘the funny walk’ of Mr Benn to the ‘characters made of Playdough’ and the ‘strange’ graphics in shows such as Scooby Doo, Mr Benn and The Magic Roundabout.

The video is particularly relevant to parents as many of these old shows are actually still available today, thanks to modern-day makeovers. Shows which have stood the test of time, such as Wacky Races, Disney’s Duck Tales, Scooby Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Thomas the Tank Engine are all available for families to watch over Easter on TalkTalk TV’s Kids Boost*.

The Top 10 shows as voted by British adults that they’d most like to watch with their children are:

  1. The Flintstones
  2. Scooby Doo
  3. Wacky Races
  4. Grange Hill
  5. Mr Benn
  6. The Magic Roundabout
  7. Thurderbirds
  8. Danger Mouse
  9. Thomas and the Tank Engine
  10. Bananas in Pyjamas 


Aleks Habdank of TalkTalk TV, said: “It can often be hard to keep the kids entertained over the Easter holiday, particularly if the weather isn’t great. Sitting down to watch Kids TV, however, doesn’t need to mean the end of the family time.  

“We are all guilty of looking back at the things we loved as kids and believing it is better than anything around today, but the good news is that many of those iconic shows have actually been revamped for today’s audience. This School Holiday the whole family can get together to enjoy watching their favourite characters past and present with the TalkTalk TV Kids Boost.”



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