The Adventures of Noddy (partially found puppet TV series; 1955-1958)
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."
Things You Should Know
The Adventures of Noddy, and the controversies that revolve around it are a very deep rabbit hole. In other words, they should be taken in like a fine wine; slowly.
Here are some common questions that you might have:
- I can hardly find this show anywhere on the internet, why not?
The Adventures of Noddy is considered to be "A piece for it's time", and that's just putting it lightly. There are many supposed "Racist", and "Offensive" things shown on this shown. Which is one reason why it's not very known about.
The second reason is that for shows like these to be broadcast live, back then you'd have to use giant machines called Telecasters, and it was an absolute pain. So not much was archived anyway.
- What's up with all the supposed racism?
Do you know what a Goliwog is? Look it up, nothing more needs to be said.
|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 1960's.|
|Mr. Plod||Police Officer||As we see in "Noddys Camera" he is a very friendly police officer, and is a friend to all|
|Tessy Bear||Noddy's friend||Tessy Bear is depicted the earliest episodes of the show, and is the 2nd most important character.|
|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. For now, please regard it as Work in Progress
|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||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 Dark Wood||Unknown||Unknown||Lost|
|Fly Away Cake||Unknown||Unknown||Lost|
- IMDb page
- Collection of screenshots of the show
- Episode list with air dates
- More confirmed air dates
- The TV Brain listing confirming all episodes exist
- 1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping. Retrieved 03 Dec '17.
- TV Toys. Retrieved 03 Dec '17.