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


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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