The Adventures of Noddy (partially found puppet TV series; 1955-1958)

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Title card.

Status: Partially Found

The Adventures of Noddy was the first TV series to feature Enid Blyton's famous character Noddy. It was a string-puppet show that ran on ITV from 1955-1956[1] and BBC from 1955 to 1963.[2]

The entire series is preserved within the BBC Archives and footage occasionally gets used in documentaries and clip shows.

Although episodes of other Noddy shows have been found, very little footage of the 1955 series resurfaced online.

Part of an episode was shown in a VHS documentary special hosted by Phillip Schofield: Best Children's TV Of The Decade: '60s and '70s.

In addition, footage was also shown in a 1957 TV advert for "Kellogg's Sugar Ricicles."

Gallery

Characters

Name Role Trivia
Noddy The main character He's one of the most influential children's book characters of all time, and is sometimes called "The Little Nodding Man"
Big Ears Noddy's Best Friend There's a lot of controversial stuff about Noddy, and Big Ears. Such as when series author Enid Blyton depicted them sleeping together. While there is no issue with that, it was highly looked down upon when released in the 1960s.
Mr. Plod Police Officer As we see in "Noddy's Camera" he is a very friendly police officer, and is a friend to all
Tessy Bear Noddy's friend Tessy Bear has depicted the earliest episodes of the show, and is the 2nd most important character.

Episode List

Important note
The information presented here on The Adventures of Noddy is very misconstrued, and needs a lot of work.

There are many different sources with opposing information regarding what is listed.

Episode Title Air Date (First Known Broadcast) Air Date (Second Known Broadcast) Home Film Release Status
Hello Little Noddy 25 September 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
How Noddy Came to Toyland 2 October 1955 Unknown Yes Found
Noddy's New Car 9 October 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Taxi 16 October 1955 Unknown Yes Found
Noddy Does Some Gardening 23 October 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy Goes Shopping 30 October 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Big Ears' Smokey Chimney 13 November 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Burglar 20 November 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Big Ears Leaves Home 27 November 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Invisible Paint 4 December 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Unlucky Day 11 December 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Big-Ears and the Magic Spell 18 December 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Magic Bicycle 1 January 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Present for Noddy 25 May 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy´s Runaway Train 1 June 1956 Unknown Yes Found
The Birthday Flowers 6 June 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Boxful of Noddy 13 June 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Lost Cucumber 29 January 1956 14 July 1957 Unknown Lost
The Big Balloon 4 July 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Buried Treasure 11 July 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Enchanted Roller Skates 23 September 1956 Unknown Yes Found
Noddy and the Moon 30 September 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The House that Wasn't There 11 August 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Three P's 14 October 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Kennel for Bumpy 11 March 1956 25 Aug 1957 Unknown Lost
The Missing Money Box 28 October 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Snowy Day 4 November 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Cuckoo's Nest 11 November 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Snow Goblin 18 November 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Sticky Business 25 November 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Flying Bed 2 December 1956 Unknown Yes Lost
Mr PIod's Secret 9 December 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Bicycle Bother 16 December 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Big Bang 23 December 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
More Invisible Paint 30 December 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Radio 6 January 1957 Unknown Possible Lost
Noddy Longlegs 13 January 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Sports Day 20 January 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Dream 27 January 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Big Ears Learns to Drive 3 February 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Moon Rocket 10 February 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy Goes to School 7 April 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Visit to Kitchen Village 14 April 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Big Mistake 28 April 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Camera 12 May 1957 Unknown Possible Partially Found
Noddy Spring Cleans 19 May 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Box of Spells 26 May 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy Runs Away 2 June 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Chemistry Set 23 May 1958 Unknown Unknown Lost
One Lucky Day Unknown Unknown Unknown Lost
The Kangaroo Unknown Unknown Unknown Lost
The Dark Wood Unknown Unknown Unknown Lost
Fly Away Cake Unknown Unknown Unknown Lost

Footage

Footage of an episode in a documentary, at 22:05. Episode is very probably Noddy's Camera.
Commercial for Kellogg's Sugar Ricicles.

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