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Children's television series are television programs designed for children, normally scheduled for broadcast during the morning and afternoon when children are awake. They can sometimes run during the early evening, allowing younger children to watch them after school. The purpose of these shows is mainly to entertain or educate. The children's series are in four categories: those aimed at infants and toddlers, those aimed at those aged 6 to 10 years old, those for adolescents and those aimed at all children.

Please add those who directed, produced, starred in, or were supporting actors, or voices for children's shows (ages 0-17 years). This can include shows from other genres that aim the show to younger folks, such as The Flintsones, ChiPs, The Lone Ranger, Emergency, Star Trek. etc.

The project also includes "Family" Television shows, such as The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, The Cosby Show, The Donna Reed Show, etc. - Anything a young person could watch. These shows often had good morals, very little bad language, and were something even the youngest children could watch, even if they didn't understand the plot.

History

Children's television is nearly as old as television itself. The BBC's Children's Hour, broadcast in the UK in 1946, is generally credited with being the first TV programme specifically for children.

Television for children tended to originate from similar programs on radio; the BBC's Children's Hour was launched in 1922, and BBC School Radio began broadcasting in 1924. In the US in the early 1930s, adventure serials such as Little Orphan Annie began to emerge, becoming a staple of children's afternoon radio listening.

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Australian Children's Television Shows