Peppa Pig and Bob The Builder join ranks of top children's TV show


Peppa Pig and Bob The Builder have joined the likes of Grange Hill, Play School and Jackanory in a list of the greatest children's TV shows.

Horrible Histories, Wallace & Gromit and The Story Of Tracy Beaker are some of the more recent creations that have made it on to the 20-strong longlist.

Programmes remembered by previous generations include The Magic Roundabout, Tiswas, Record Breakers and Thunderbirds, which is set to return with a new series in 2015.

Shows on the longlist enjoyed by today's viewers include Blue Peter, which is the world's longest-running children's TV programme, Bob The Builder, Peppa Pig and In The Night Garden.

The list has been compiled by Radio Times staff, with readers asked to select a winner.

Longlist (in alphabetical order):

Bill And Ben (Flower Pot Men)

Blue Peter

Bob The builder


Grange Hill

Horrible Histories

In The Night Garden


The Magic Roundabout

Mr Benn

Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Peppa Pig

Play School

Record Breakers

The Sarah Jane Adventures

The Story Of Tracy Beaker




Wallace & Gromit