Hickory House (TV series) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHickory House
|Genre||Children's television series|
|Presented by||Alan Rothwell
|Voices of||Barry Smith|
|Theme music composer||Derek Hilton|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||129|
|Running time||10 minutes|
|Audio format||Monaural sound|
|Original release||12 March 1973– 1 July 1977|
Hickory House was a British television programme aimed at pre-school children. It was produced by Granada Television from 1973 to 1977 and broadcast on weekday lunchtimes.
Each programme was usually hosted by a pair of presenters, most often including Alan Rothwell. The setting was a normal house, but in Hickory House household objects were brought to life through puppetry. The puppet characters included Humphrey Cushion (a sleepy grey cushion with a fondness for bananas), Dusty Mop (a bad-tempered mop with a long red nose) and the Handle Family. The puppets were created by Barry Smith's Theatre of Puppets.
All 129 episodes survive in Granada's archive, although none has yet been released on DVD.
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