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'''''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<ref>[http://tinyurl.com/NoddyITV ''1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping''.] Retrieved 03 Dec '17</ref> and BBC from 1955 to 1963.<ref>[http://tinyurl.com/NoddyBBC ''TV Toys'' by Anthony A McGoldrick.] Retrieved 03 Dec '17</ref>
  
'''''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 and BBC from 1955 to 1963.
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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.
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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''.
 
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".
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In addition, some footage was also shown in a 1957 TV advert for "Kellogg's Sugar Ricicles."
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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==Characters==
==Episode list==
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
*Hello Little Noddy (25 September 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*How Noddy Came to Toyland (2 October 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Name
*Noddy's New Car (9 October 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Role
*Noddy's Taxi (16 October 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Trivia
*Noddy Does Some Gardening (23 October 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Noddy Goes Shopping (30 October 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|'''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' Smokey Chimney (13 November 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Noddy's Burglar (20 November 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|'''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.
*Big Ears Leaves Home (27 November 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*The Invisible Paint (4 December 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|'''Mr. Plod'''||Police Officer||As we see in "Noddy's Camera" he is a very friendly police officer, and is a friend to all
*Noddy's Unlucky Day (11 December 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Big-Ears and the Magic Spell (18 December 1955) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|'''Tessy Bear'''||Noddy's friend||Tessy Bear has depicted the earliest episodes of the show, and is the 2nd most important character.
*The Magic Bicycle (1 January 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|}
*A Present for Noddy (25 May 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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==Episode List==
*The Runaway Train (1 June 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
*The Birthday Flowers (6 June 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*A Boxful of Noddy (13 June 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:white" | Important note
*The Lost Cucumber (27 June 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*The Big Balloon (4 July 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|The information presented here on ''The Adventures of Noddy'' is very misconstrued, and needs a lot of work.
*Buried Treasure (11 July 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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There are many different sources with opposing information regarding what is listed.
*The Enchanted Roller Skates (23 September 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|}
*Noddy and the Moon (30 September 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
*The House that Wasn't There (7 October 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*The Three P's (14 October 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
*A Kennel for Bumpy (21 October 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Air Date (First Known Broadcast)
*The Missing Money Box (28 October 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Air Date (Second Known Broadcast)
*A Snowy Day (4 November 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Home Film Release
*Cuckoo's Nest (11 November 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
*The Snow Goblin (18 November 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Sticky Business (25 November 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Hello Little Noddy||September 25, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*Flying Bed (2 December 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Mr PIod's Secret (9 December 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|How Noddy Came to Toyland||October 2, 1955||Unknown||Yes||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
*Bicycle Bother (16 December 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*The Big Bang (23 December 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Noddy's New Car||October 9, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*More Invisible Paint (30 December 1956) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Noddy's Radio (6 January 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Noddy's Taxi||October 16, 1955||Unknown||Yes||[https://youtu.be/soPQMb2jdWw <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
*Noddy Longlegs (13 January 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Sports Day (20 January 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Noddy Does Some Gardening||October 23, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*Noddy's Dream (27 January 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Big Ears Learns to Drive (3 February 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Noddy Goes Shopping||October 30, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*The Moon Rocket (10 February 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Noddy Goes to School (7 April 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Big Ears' Smokey Chimney||November 13, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*A Visit to Kitchen Village (14 April 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Noddy's Big Mistake (28 April 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Noddy's Burglar||November 20, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*Noddy's Camera (12 May 1957) |<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially found'''</span>
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|-
*Noddy Spring Cleans (19 May 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Big Ears Leaves Home||November 27, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*A Box of Spells (26 May 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*Noddy Runs Away (2 June 1957) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|The Invisible Paint||December 4, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*Chemistry Set (23 May 1958) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*One Lucky Day (unknown date) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Noddy's Unlucky Day||December 11, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*The Kangaroo (unknown date) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
*The Dark Wood (unknown date) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|Big-Ears and the Magic Spell||December 18, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
*Fly Away Cake (unknown date) |<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Magic Bicycle||January 1, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|A Present for Noddy||May 25, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy´s Runaway Train||June 1, 1956||Unknown||Yes||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
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|-
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|The Birthday Flowers||June 6, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|A Boxful of Noddy||June 13, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Lost Cucumber||January 29, 1956||14 July 1957||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Big Balloon||July 4, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Buried Treasure||July 11, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Enchanted Roller Skates||September 23, 1956||Unknown||Yes||[https://youtu.be/wLUHk5rY-bA<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Noddy and the Moon||September 30, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The House that Wasn't There||August 11, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Three P's||October 14, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|A Kennel for Bumpy||March 11, 1956||Aug 25, 1957||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Missing Money Box||October 28, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|A Snowy Day||November 4, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Cuckoo's Nest||November 11, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Snow Goblin||November 18, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Sticky Business||November 25, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Flying Bed||December 2, 1956||Unknown||Yes||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Mr PIod's Secret||December 9, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Bicycle Bother||December 16, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Big Bang||December 23, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|More Invisible Paint||December 30, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy's Radio||January 6, 1957||Unknown||Possible||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy Longlegs||January 13, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Sports Day||January 20, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy's Dream||January 27, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Big Ears Learns to Drive||February 3, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Moon Rocket||February 10, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy Goes to School||April 7, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|A Visit to Kitchen Village||April 14, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy's Big Mistake||April 28, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy's Camera||May 12, 1957||Unknown||Possible||<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy Spring Cleans||May 19, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|A Box of Spells||May 26, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Noddy Runs Away||June 2, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Chemistry Set||May 23, 1958||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|One Lucky Day||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Kangaroo||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|The Dark Wood||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|Fly Away Cake||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|}
  
 
==Footage==
 
==Footage==
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  |description2 =Commercial for Kellogg's Sugar Ricicles''.
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0484508/ IMDb page]
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0484508/ IMDb page]
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/Noddy1955 Collection of screenshots of the show]
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/Noddy1955 Collection of screenshots of the show]
 
*[http://www.eofftv.com/index.php?title=Adventures_of_Noddy,_The_(1955-1958) Episode list with air dates]
 
*[http://www.eofftv.com/index.php?title=Adventures_of_Noddy,_The_(1955-1958) Episode list with air dates]
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*[http://bufvc.ac.uk/allbufvc/search.php?q=Plod/ More confirmed air dates]
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*[https://www.tvbrain.info/tv-archive?showname=noddy&type=lostshow The TV Brain listing confirming all episodes exist]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
  
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Revision as of 15:11, 30 October 2019

Noddy1955.jpg

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

External Links

References