From Press Gang to Thunderbirds: BritBox brings back classic kids TV
Staff Reporter | On 28, Apr 2020
BritBox is bringing back a wave of classics kids TV shows this May, as families seek more entertainment than ever to stream during lockdown.
May will see a season of classic children’s series from the ITV archives launching on BritBox, the subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. From 7th May, just in time for the May bank holiday weekend, subscribers to the service will be able to indulge their inner child and turn back time to enjoy the first seasons of The Worst Witch (1998), Press Gang (1989), and Children’s Ward (1989).
The pilot episodes of Puddle Lane (1985), Murphy’s Mob (1982), Jungle Run (1999), Tots TV (1993), Wizadora (1991), Wolves, Witches and Giants (1995), and Woof! (1989) will also be made available.
Last, but not least, a Gerry Anderson collection will be launched including ten of the best episodes of Thunderbirds (1965) alongside the documentary All About Thunderbirds (2008). The pilot episodes of Captain Scarlet (1967), Joe 90 (1968) and Stingray (1964) will also feature.
Will Harrison, Managing Director of BritBox UK says: “We have seen a trend in our subscribers favouring ‘comfy content’ and lighter viewing over the last month, so we’ve been raiding the archives to keep everyone suitably entertained. We hope that our viewers enjoy the trip down memory lane as much as we have!”
A subscription to BritBox costs £5.99 a month.