Playhour (TV Block) is a five hour preschool TV block on BBC1 and BBC2. It was based on the British weekly childrens comic magazine of the same name which ran from 1957 to 1988. It ran from 1975 to 1987. It began on BBC2 and BBC1 in 1975. It was shown 7 days a week from 9am to 2pm on BBC2 and on Saturdays and Sundays for three hours from 11am to 1pm on BBC1.


  • The Mr. Men TV series narrated by Arthur Lowe.
  • The Magic Roundabout narrated by Eric Thompson.
  • The Herbs created by Michael Bond.
  • Camberwick Green, Trumpton, and Chigley. All three created by Gordon Murray.

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