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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<ref>[http://tinyurl.com/NoddyITV ''1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping''.] Retrieved 9 Dec '16.</ref> and BBC from 1955 to 1963.<ref>[http://tinyurl.com/NoddyBBC ''TV Toys''.] Retrieved 9 Dec '16.</ref>
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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''.
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Part of an episode was shown in a VHS documentary special hosted by Phillip Schofield titled ''Best Children's TV of the Decade: '60s and '70s''.
  
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In addition, some footage was also shown in a 1957 TV advert for "Kellogg's Sugar Ricicles."
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==Characters==
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Name
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Role
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Trivia
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|-
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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."
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|-
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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.
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|-
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|'''Mr. Plod'''||Police Officer||As we see in "Noddy's Camera" he is an amiable police officer and is a friend to all
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|-
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|'''Tessie Bear'''||Noddy's friend||Tessie Bear is depicted in the earliest episodes of the show and is the 2nd most important character.
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|}
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==Episode List==
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! style="background-color:white" | Important note
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|-
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|The information presented here on ''The Adventures of Noddy'' is very misconstrued, and needs a lot of work.
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There are many different sources with opposing information regarding what is listed.
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | First Known Broadcast Date
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Second Known Broadcast Date
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Home Film Release
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
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|-
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|Hello Little Noddy||Sept 25th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|How Noddy Came to Toyland||Oct 2nd, 1955||Unknown||Yes||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''
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|-
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|Noddy's New Car||Oct 9th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy's Taxi||Oct 16th, 1955||Unknown||Yes||[https://youtu.be/soPQMb2jdWw<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
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|-
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|Noddy Does Some Gardening||Oct 23rd, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy Goes Shopping||Oct 30th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Big Ears' Smokey Chimney||Nov 13th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy's Burglar||Nov 20th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Big Ears Leaves Home||Nov 27th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Invisible Paint||Dec 4th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy's Unlucky Day||Dec 11th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Big-Ears and the Magic Spell||Dec 18th, 1955||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Magic Bicycle||Jan 1st, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|A Present for Noddy||May 25th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy´s Runaway Train||June 1st, 1956||Unknown||Yes||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''
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|-
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|The Birthday Flowers||June 6th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|A Boxful of Noddy||June 13th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Lost Cucumber||Jan 29th, 1956||July 14th, 1957||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Big Balloon||July 4th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Buried Treasure||July 11th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Enchanted Roller Skates||Sept 23rd, 1956||Unknown||Yes||[https://youtu.be/wLUHk5rY-bA<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
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|-
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|Noddy and the Moon||Sept 30th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||[https://youtu.be/D7Wum7wEJC8<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
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|-
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|The House that Wasn't There||Aug 11th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Three P's||Oct 14th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|A Kennel for Bumpy||March 11th, 1956||Aug 25th, 1957||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Missing Money Box||Oct 28th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|A Snowy Day||Nov 4th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Cuckoo's Nest||Nov 11th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Snow Goblin||Nov 18th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Sticky Business||Nov 25th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Flying Bed||Dec 2nd, 1956||Unknown||Yes||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Mr PIod's Secret||Dec 9th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Bicycle Bother||Dec 16th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Big Bang||Dec 23rd, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|More Invisible Paint||Dec 30th, 1956||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy's Radio||Jan 6th, 1957||Unknown||Possible||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy Longlegs||Jan 13th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Sports Day||Jan 20th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy's Dream||Jan 27th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Big Ears Learns to Drive||Feb 3rd, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Moon Rocket||Feb 10th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy Goes to School||April 7th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|A Visit to Kitchen Village||April 14th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy's Big Mistake||April 28th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy's Camera||May 12th, 1957||Unknown||Possible||[https://youtu.be/OAaA6shLbi4<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found''']
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|-
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|Noddy Spring Cleans||May 19th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|A Box of Spells||May 26th, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Noddy Runs Away||June 2nd, 1957||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Chemistry Set||May 23rd, 1958||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|One Lucky Day||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Kangaroo||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|The Dark Wood||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|-
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|Fly Away Cake||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
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|}
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==Footage==
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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File:Noddy4.jpg|Production picture
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File:Noddy4.jpg|Production photo showing Enid Blyton (creator of the Noddy series) posing with a Noddy Puppet.
 
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File:Noddy6.jpg|Image probably from ''Noddy Does Some Gardening''.
 
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</gallery>
==Footage==
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==External Links==
{{#ev:youtube|https://youtu.be/Gu5V4AgPecw?t=1325|320x240|center|Footage of an episode in a documentary, at 22:05.|frame}}
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*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0484508/ IMDb page on ''The Adventures of Noddy''.] Retrieved 08 Jan '20
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*[http://tinyurl.com/Noddy1955 Collection of screenshots of the show.] Retrieved 08 Jan '20
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*[http://www.eofftv.com/index.php?title=Adventures_of_Noddy,_The_(1955-1958) Episode list with air dates.] Retrieved 08 Jan '20
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*[http://bufvc.ac.uk/allbufvc/search.php?q=Plod/ More confirmed air dates from the show.] Retrieved 08 Jan '20
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*[https://www.tvbrain.info/tv-archive?showname=noddy&type=lostshow The TV Brain listing confirming all episodes that exist of ''The Adventures of Noddy''.] Retrieved 08 Jan '20
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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{{reflist}}
 
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0484508/ IMDb page]
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/Noddy1955 Collection of screenshots of the show]
 
  
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Revision as of 04:21, 27 July 2020

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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 titled 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."

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 an amiable police officer and is a friend to all
Tessie Bear Noddy's friend Tessie Bear is depicted in 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 First Known Broadcast Date Second Known Broadcast Date Home Film Release Status
Hello Little Noddy Sept 25th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
How Noddy Came to Toyland Oct 2nd, 1955 Unknown Yes Found
Noddy's New Car Oct 9th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Taxi Oct 16th, 1955 Unknown Yes Found
Noddy Does Some Gardening Oct 23rd, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy Goes Shopping Oct 30th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Big Ears' Smokey Chimney Nov 13th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Burglar Nov 20th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Big Ears Leaves Home Nov 27th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Invisible Paint Dec 4th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Unlucky Day Dec 11th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
Big-Ears and the Magic Spell Dec 18th, 1955 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Magic Bicycle Jan 1st, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Present for Noddy May 25th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy´s Runaway Train June 1st, 1956 Unknown Yes Found
The Birthday Flowers June 6th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Boxful of Noddy June 13th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Lost Cucumber Jan 29th, 1956 July 14th, 1957 Unknown Lost
The Big Balloon July 4th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Buried Treasure July 11th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Enchanted Roller Skates Sept 23rd, 1956 Unknown Yes Found
Noddy and the Moon Sept 30th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Found
The House that Wasn't There Aug 11th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Three P's Oct 14th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Kennel for Bumpy March 11th, 1956 Aug 25th, 1957 Unknown Lost
The Missing Money Box Oct 28th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Snowy Day Nov 4th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Cuckoo's Nest Nov 11th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Snow Goblin Nov 18th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Sticky Business Nov 25th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Flying Bed Dec 2nd, 1956 Unknown Yes Lost
Mr PIod's Secret Dec 9th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Bicycle Bother Dec 16th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Big Bang Dec 23rd, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
More Invisible Paint Dec 30th, 1956 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Radio Jan 6th, 1957 Unknown Possible Lost
Noddy Longlegs Jan 13th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Sports Day Jan 20th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Dream Jan 27th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Big Ears Learns to Drive Feb 3rd, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
The Moon Rocket Feb 10th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy Goes to School April 7th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Visit to Kitchen Village April 14th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Big Mistake April 28th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy's Camera May 12th, 1957 Unknown Possible Partially Found
Noddy Spring Cleans May 19th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
A Box of Spells May 26th, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Noddy Runs Away June 2nd, 1957 Unknown Unknown Lost
Chemistry Set May 23rd, 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

Commercial for Kellogg's Sugar Ricicles.

Gallery

External Links

References