Ragtime (TV series)
|Genre||Children's television series|
|Created by||Michael Cole|
|Presented by||Fred Harris
|Theme music composer||Peter Gosling and Michael Cole|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Executive producer(s)||Cynthia Felgate|
|Running time||14 minutes|
|Audio format||Monaural sound|
|Original release||3 October 1973 – 16 March 1975|
Ragtime was a children's television series created by Michael Cole and presented by Maggie Henderson and Fred Harris. The programmes featured play with words, songs, stories and puppets. Puppets made by Joanne Cole emerged from the green Ragtime Bag, including wooden spoons with faces drawn on them. These were named Mr Porridge, Mr Curry, Mr Jelly, Miss Sponge, Mrs Custard, Uncle Casserole and Mrs Ragamuffin. Other puppet regulars included Dax and Sniff (both dogs), Humbug the tiger and Bubble, a cushion-shaped toy.
The music was provided by Peter Gosling and Dave Moses.
Although a book and record were produced at the time, no episodes are currently available on DVD. Only eight of the twenty six episodes remain in the BBC's archive, due to a decision in the early 1990s to wipe the master tapes of many 1970s children's programmes .
- Television Heaven, Watch With Mother Episode Guide
- Off The Telly, The Story of Watch With Mother
- Ragtime at the Internet Movie Database
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