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Words and Pictures
with Henry Woolf
(from Words and Pictures)
Company:BBC Television
First run:1975 - 1978
Repeated until 1982
Episodes:56 episodes
Duration:15 minutes
Subject:English
Audience:Age 6-8



Contents



Episodes

Series 3

This was the third series of Words and Pictures, if you count Up in the Attic as series 1, and Sam on Boffs' Island as series 2.

There were 28 episodes, first shown in 1975-6, and repeated in 1976-7, 1978-9 and 1980-1.


# Title Phonics Archive Broadcast
1. Mighty Monsters m BBC 22 Sep 1975
  Where the Wild Things AreStory: 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
  The Giant Jam SandwichStory: 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
  The Wizard of WallabyStory: 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
  Caps for SaleStory: 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.

# Title Phonics Archive Broadcast
11. The Elephant and the Bad Baby b BBC 12 Jan 1976
  The Elephant and the Bad BabyStory: 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
  Mr Rabbit and the Lovely PresentStory: 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
  Mog the Forgetful CatStory: 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.

# Title Phonics Archive Broadcast
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
  The Mouse and the Four Winds (from 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
  Mrs MoppleStory: 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.

Series 4

These episodes can be counted as the fourth series of Words and Pictures. They were shown in 1977-8, 1979-80 and 1981-2.


# Title Phonics Archive Broadcast
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar s BBC 19 Sep 1977
  The Very Hungry CaterpillarStory: 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
  A List (from 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
  A Lost Button (from 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
  Meg and MogStory: 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
  Shirley SharpeyesStory: 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
  The Journey (from 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
  Mr GrumpyStory: 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
  Big Dog... Little DogStory: 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
  Meg on the MoonStory: 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
  The Magic FishStory: 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
  Too Much NoiseStory: 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
  Who Took the FarmerStory: 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
  The Letter (from 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
  I am Better Than You!Story: I am Better Than You! by Robert Lopshire Buy from Amazon


22. The Little Boy's Secret - BBC 24 Apr 1978
  The Little BoyStory: 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
  Cookies (from Story: Cookies (from 'Frog and Toad Together') by Arnold Lobel Buy from Amazon


25. The Monkey and the Crocodile cr BBC 15 May 1978
  The Monkey and the CrocodileStory: 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
  When Willy Went to the WeddingStory: 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

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