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|Words and Pictures|
with Henry Woolf(from Words and Pictures)
|First run:||1975 - 1978|
Repeated until 1982
Quick episode list
|1.||Mighty Monsters||22 Sep 1975|
|2.||Greedy Old Nan||24 Sep 1975|
|3.||Will You Help Me?||6 Oct 1975|
|4.||Mr Bumble's Invention||8 Oct 1975|
|5.||Pigs and Pumpkins||20 Oct 1975|
|6.||Wizards and Witches||22 Oct 1975|
|7.||Magic||10 Nov 1975|
|8.||Monkey Tricks||12 Nov 1975|
|9.||Up and Down and Around||24 Nov 1975|
|10.||Fat Fairy||26 Nov 1975|
|11.||The Elephant and the Bad Baby||12 Jan 1976|
|12.||Terrible Tiger||14 Jan 1976|
|13.||Rabbits and Rockets||26 Jan 1976|
|14.||Happy Horse||28 Jan 1976|
|15.||The Lion Who Wished||9 Feb 1976|
|16.||The Cat Who Forgot||11 Feb 1976|
|17.||Giddy Goose||1 Mar 1976|
|18.||Trog and his Axe||3 Mar 1976|
|19.||Trog and the Dog||15 Mar 1976|
|20.||What Is It?||17 Mar 1976|
|21.||Growly Bear||26 Apr 1976|
|22.||Trog Makes a Trap||28 Apr 1976|
|23.||Sing a Song||10 May 1976|
|24.||Trip Trap||12 May 1976|
|25.||The Mouse and the Winds||24 May 1976|
|26.||Mrs Mopple's Washing Line||26 May 1976|
|27.||The Sun Shone||14 Jun 1976|
|28.||The Wonderful Cake||16 Jun 1976|
|1.||The Very Hungry Caterpillar||19 Sep 1977|
|2.||A List||26 Sep 1977|
|3.||A Lost Button||3 Oct 1977|
|4.||The King's Birthday||10 Oct 1977|
|5.||The Removal Men||17 Oct 1977|
|6.||Meg and Mog||24 Oct 1977|
|7.||Wicked Wolf||7 Nov 1977|
|8.||The Journey||14 Nov 1977|
|9.||Mr Gumpy's Outing||21 Nov 1977|
|10.||The Christmas Tree Fairy||28 Nov 1977|
|11.||Tony and His Friends||9 Jan 1978|
|12.||Big Dog... Little Dog||16 Jan 1978|
|13.||Meg on the Moon||23 Jan 1978|
|14.||The Magic Fish||30 Jan 1978|
|15.||A New Home for Snow Ball||6 Feb 1978|
|16.||Thomas the Tiger Teacher||13 Feb 1978|
|17.||Too Much Noise||20 Feb 1978|
|18.||Tale of the Turnip||27 Feb 1978|
|19.||Who Took the Farmer's Hat?||6 Mar 1978|
|20.||The Letter||13 Mar 1978|
|21.||I am Better than You!||17 Apr 1978|
|22.||The Little Boy's Secret||24 Apr 1978|
|23.||My Uncle Charlie||3 May 1978|
|24.||Frog and Toad Together||8 May 1978|
|25.||The Monkey and the Crocodile||15 May 1978|
|26.||Questions, Questions||22 May 1978|
|27.||When Willy Went to the Wedding||5 Jun 1978|
|28.||The Runaway Roller Skate||12 Jun 1978|
There were 28 episodes, first shown in 1975-6, and repeated in 1976-7, 1978-9 and 1980-1.
|1.||Mighty Monsters||m||BBC||22 Sep 1975|
|Story: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Buy from Amazon
A mighty monster introduces the initial consonant M.
|2.||Greedy Old Nan||d||BBC||24 Sep 1975|
|Story: The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord Buy from Amazon
Greedy Old Nan by Elizabeth Goldacre. A dancing dog represents the letter D.
|3.||Will You Help Me?||k||BBC||6 Oct 1975|
|Story: The Cat, The Frog and the Little Red Hen (traditional)
Incomplete drawings of the animals are shown, to help viewers complete sentences. A kissing kangaroo represents the letter K.
|4.||Mr Bumble's Invention||v||BBC||8 Oct 1975|
|Story: It's Got Wheels by Jennifer Courtney Buy from Amazon
Some children bring their go kart into the bookshop and Henry tells a story about when it broke down. Charlie sings The wheels on the bus go round and round, and a vanishing van represents the letter V.
|5.||Pigs and Pumpkins||p||BBC||20 Oct 1975|
|Story: The Hallowe'en Pumpkin by Pamela Oldfield Buy from Amazon
The song Witches of Hallowe'en (woo-oo!), and a pink pig represents the letter P.
|6.||Wizards and Witches||w||BBC||22 Oct 1975|
|Story: The Wizard of Wallaby by Jack Kent Buy from Amazon
The song Witches of Hallowe'en again.
|7.||Magic||s||BBC||10 Nov 1975|
|Story: The Caliph Stork (traditional)
The song The witch and the wizard, with picture cues of all the creatures from the story shown on screen. Seven soldiers represent the letter S. The story was traditional and told using an animated film rather than a story book, so teachers were asked to set up a class story book. I believe the film was an edited version of the 1954 shadow puppet film The Caliph Stork, which is available on the DVD "Lotte Reiniger: The Fairy Tale Films". Buy from Amazon
|8.||Monkey Tricks||n / q||BBC||12 Nov 1975|
|Story: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina Buy from Amazon
The story is told in an animated film, and viewers can read the pedlar's speech in the story from his speech bubbles. A quiet queen represents the letter Q, and a noisy nurse is the mnemonic for the letter N. Charlie sings a song called Just like me (by Ian Humphris).
|9.||Up and Down and Around||j||BBC||24 Nov 1975|
|Story: Pear-shaped Hill by Irving A. Leitner Buy from Amazon
There is a poem about Little Miss Price who rode with her mice over the ice, and the story is also told in rhyme, giving viewers the chance to anticipate the rhyming words. There is the song The grand old Duke of York, and Jack and Jill jumping on pogo sticks represent the letter J.
|10.||Fat Fairy||f||BBC||26 Nov 1975|
|Story: How Santa Claus had a long and difficult journey delivering his presents by Fernando Krahn Buy from Amazon
We hear about a shopping expedition and read items from the screen. A fat fairy represents the letter F, and the Shopping song by Ian Humphris revises several of the initial consonants introduced this term.
|11.||The Elephant and the Bad Baby||b||BBC||12 Jan 1976|
|Story: The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont & Raymond Briggs Buy from Amazon
A bouncing ball represents the letter B, and there is a picture quiz about words beginning with B.
|12.||Terrible Tiger||t||BBC||14 Jan 1976|
|Story: Terrible Tiger (from 'The Anita Hewett Animal Story Book') by Anita Hewett Buy from Amazon
Viewers have to guess the names of objects shown in silhouette, all of which start with the letter T.
|13.||Rabbits and Rockets||r||BBC||26 Jan 1976|
|Story: Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow & Maurice Sendak Buy from Amazon
There is a missing word game where viewers have to guess the words beginning with R based on picture cues. A red rocket represents the letter R, and the poem What is pink? by C. Rossetti is heard, from The Young Puffin Book of Verse. Buy from Amazon
|14.||Happy Horse||h||BBC||28 Jan 1976|
|Story: The Door That Would Not Open by Boswell Taylor Buy from Amazon
There is the Opposites song by Ian Humphris - "When he comes out, then she comes in. Some legs are fat, some legs are thin". A happy horse represents the letter H.
|15.||The Lion Who Wished||l||BBC||9 Feb 1976|
|Story: Lord Rex: The Lion Who Wished by David McKee Buy from Amazon
A lazy lion represents the letter L.
|16.||The Cat Who Forgot||c||BBC||11 Feb 1976|
|Story: Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr Buy from Amazon
A cool cat represents the letter c, and there is the poem Cats by Eleanor Farjeon, from The Young Puffin Book of Verse. Buy from Amazon
|17.||Giddy Goose||g||BBC||1 Mar 1976|
|Story: Chicken Licken (from 'The Pancake') by James Fassett Buy from Amazon
A giddy goose represents the letter G, and the song is The fox went out on a chilly night.
|18.||Trog and his Axe||ch||BBC||3 Mar 1976|
|Story: Trog and His Axe by Ben Butterworth Buy from Amazon
Charlie sings the song Chicken and chips by Ian Humphris - "We eat them all day, never throw them away, we all like chicken and chips". His other favourite foods include cherries, chocolate and chewing gum, and he eats them all with chips.
|19.||Trog and the Dog||sh||BBC||15 Mar 1976|
|Story: Trog and the Dog by Ben Butterworth Buy from Amazon
There is film of a sheepdog rounding up sheep.
|20.||What Is It?||-||BBC||17 Mar 1976|
|Story: What is It? (from 'Jacko and Delilah') by Doreen Coates & Simon Stern Buy from Amazon
The song is I'm a brave, brave mouse, performed by Elizabeth Bennett and Fred Harris.
|21.||Growly Bear||ow||BBC||26 Apr 1976|
|Story: The Large and Growly Bear by Gertrude Crampton Buy from Amazon
With the Tramping in the snow song.
|22.||Trog Makes a Trap||gr||BBC||28 Apr 1976|
|Story: Trog Makes a Trap by Ben Butterworth Buy from Amazon
The Tramping in the snow song again, performed by Ian Humphris and Stanley Riley.
|23.||Sing a Song||cr||BBC||10 May 1976|
|Story: Sing a Song by Boswell Taylor Buy from Amazon
Another book: Good-night Owl by Pat Hutchins Buy from Amazon
|24.||Trip Trap||tr||BBC||12 May 1976|
|Story: The Three Billy Goats Gruff (from 'The Faber Book of Nursery Stories') by Barbara Ireson Buy from Amazon
|25.||The Mouse and the Winds||-||BBC||24 May 1976|
|Story: The Mouse and the Four Winds (from 'Mouse Tales') by Arnold Lobel Buy from Amazon
The song I'm a Brave, Brave Mouse performed by Ian Humphris and Fred Harris - "for danger I'm prepared and I'm never, never scared".
|26.||Mrs Mopple's Washing Line||-||BBC||26 May 1976|
|Story: Mrs Mopple's Washing Line by Anita Hewett Buy from Amazon
Pink Pig by Charlotte Hough. Buy from Amazon There may also have been the song Mary wore her red dress.
|27.||The Sun Shone||-||BBC||14 Jun 1976|
|Story: The Sun Shone All The Time by Boswell Taylor Buy from Amazon
The story is told in an animated film, and there is the song Goodnight Mr Sun.
|28.||The Wonderful Cake||bl||BBC||16 Jun 1976|
|Story: Granny Blake and Her Wonderful Cake (from 'The Faber Book of Nursery Stories') by Barbara Oliver Carleton Buy from Amazon
Also covering rhyming 'magic e' words.
These episodes can be counted as the fourth series of Words and Pictures. They were shown in 1977-8, 1979-80 and 1981-2.
|1.||The Very Hungry Caterpillar||s||BBC||19 Sep 1977|
|Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Buy from Amazon
Different kinds of fruit, days of the week and numbers can be read from the screen. The song Five red apples.
|2.||A List||j||BBC||26 Sep 1977|
|Story: A List (from 'Frog and Toad Together') by Arnold Lobel Buy from Amazon
The song Five little frogs by Ian Humphris - "one leaned over and he fell down".
|3.||A Lost Button||b||BBC||3 Oct 1977|
|Story: A Lost Button (from 'Frog and Toad are Friends') by Arnold Lobel Buy from Amazon
A picture quiz based on items in the story, and the Button song.
|4.||The King's Birthday||k||BBC||10 Oct 1977|
|Story: Just in Time for the King's Birthday by E.B. Chance Buy from Amazon
A kicking king represents the letter K. The King's birthday song by Iam Humphris - "You take straw and I'll take hay, this cheese is for the king's birthday".
|5.||The Removal Men||v||BBC||17 Oct 1977|
|Story: Bob and Ben are Busy Men by Alan Blackwood Buy from Amazon
Charlie sings The van song.
|6.||Meg and Mog||c||BBC||24 Oct 1977|
|Story: Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll Buy from Amazon
The cool cat represents the letter C, and we hear the Witch Song by Dave and Toni Arthur - "a witch wears a tall black hat, a witch has a big black cat".
|7.||Wicked Wolf||w||BBC||7 Nov 1977|
|Story: Shirley Sharpeyes by Frances Knowles & Brian Thompson Buy from Amazon
Children in the bookshop play "What's the time Mr Wolf?", and Charlie sings I'm a little teapot. A wicked wolf represents the letter W.
|8.||The Journey||r||BBC||14 Nov 1977|
|Story: The Journey (from 'Mouse Tales') by Arnold Lobel Buy from Amazon
A film sequence showing running, rowing, riding and other means of transport revises words from the story. The letter R is represented by a rocket, and there is the song The mouse walked round the farm by Wally Daly and Jim Parker - "he had lots to think about, so the mouse walked round the farm".
|9.||Mr Gumpy's Outing||g||BBC||21 Nov 1977|
|Story: Mr Grumpy's Outing by John Burningham Buy from Amazon
The song The mouse walked round the farm is repeated, and a goat represents the letter G.
|10.||The Christmas Tree Fairy||f||BBC||28 Nov 1977|
|Story: The Christmas Tree Fairy by Elizabeth Goodacre (unpublished)
There is a Christmas tree in the bookshop containing "fairy lights and tinsel, a painted paper fan, coloured balls and silver bells, a jolly snowman," and even more. The fat fairy represents the letter F, and there is the poem Advice to a child by Eleanor Farjeon, from Tell me a Story chosen by Eileen Colwell. Buy from Amazon
|11.||Tony and His Friends||l||BBC||9 Jan 1978|
|Story: Tony and His Friends by Ken Wagner
The lazy lion represents the letter L again.
|12.||Big Dog... Little Dog||d||BBC||16 Jan 1978|
|Story: Big Dog... Little Dog by P.D. Eastman Buy from Amazon
A dancing dog represents the letter D.
|13.||Meg on the Moon||m||BBC||23 Jan 1978|
|Story: Meg on the Moon by Helen Nicoll Buy from Amazon
There are two songs, Five little monkeys and The man in the moon by Ian Humphris - "Have you seen the man in the moon? I hope he's going to come out soon".
|14.||The Magic Fish||q||BBC||30 Jan 1978|
|Story: The Magic Fish by Freya Littledale (from traditional) Buy from Amazon
A quiet queen represents the letter Q.
|15.||A New Home for Snow Ball||h||BBC||6 Feb 1978|
|Story: A New Home for Snow Ball by Joan Bowden
Charlie sings If you're happy, and a happy horse represents the letter H.
|16.||Thomas the Tiger Teacher||t||BBC||13 Feb 1978|
|Story: Thomas the Tiger Teacher by Robert Froman & Ronald Fritz Buy from Amazon
The song is Tiger, tiger, and a tiger represents the letter T.
|17.||Too Much Noise||n||BBC||20 Feb 1978|
|Story: Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern Buy from Amazon
A noisy nurse represents the letter N.
|18.||Tale of the Turnip||p||BBC||27 Feb 1978|
|Story: The Tale of the Turnip (traditional)
Charlie performs One potato, two potato by Peter Charlton & Paul Reader - "one potato, two potato, three potato, four" - and there is also the Tale of the turnip song.
|19.||Who Took the Farmer's Hat?||br||BBC||6 Mar 1978|
|Story: Who Took the Farmer's Hat? by Joan L. Nodset Buy from Amazon
Charlie sings Ten little brown birds, a traditional song with music by Ian Humphris - "two little brown birds sitting on a tree, along came another one and that made three".
|20.||The Letter||fr||BBC||13 Mar 1978|
|Story: The Letter (from 'Frog and Toad are Friends') by Arnold Lobel Buy from Amazon
The song is Five little frogs, with words and music by Ian Humphris.
|21.||I am Better than You!||fl||BBC||17 Apr 1978|
|Story: I am Better Than You! by Robert Lopshire Buy from Amazon
|22.||The Little Boy's Secret||-||BBC||24 Apr 1978|
|Story: The Little Boy's Secret (from 'The Book of Giant Stories') by David L. Harrison Buy from Amazon
There is a game of "what's that in your pocket?"
|23.||My Uncle Charlie||ch||BBC||3 May 1978|
|Story: My Uncle Charlie by Marjorie Darke Buy from Amazon
Charlie sings My ship sailed from China.
|24.||Frog and Toad Together||a-e||BBC||8 May 1978|
|Story: Cookies (from 'Frog and Toad Together') by Arnold Lobel Buy from Amazon
|25.||The Monkey and the Crocodile||cr||BBC||15 May 1978|
|Story: The Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone Buy from Amazon
The song is Five little monkeys again, a traditional song with music by Elizabeth Bennett.
|26.||Questions, Questions||-||BBC||22 May 1978|
|Story: Why are There More Questions Than Answers, Grandad? by Kenneth Mahood Buy from Amazon
Henry and Charlie talk about question words such as 'what', 'where' and 'when', and tell each other riddles and jokes.
|27.||When Willy Went to the Wedding||-||BBC||5 Jun 1978|
|Story: When Willy Went to the Wedding by Judith Kerr Buy from Amazon
Looking at possessive apostrophes, and the song All smile please!
|28.||The Runaway Roller Skate||-||BBC||12 Jun 1978|
|Story: The Runaway Roller-Skate by John Vernon Lord Buy from Amazon
Playing games with rhyming words, and another book: Five Little Mice on the Kitchen Floor' (from 'One-Eyed Jack and Other Rhymes') by Barbara Ireson Buy from Amazon