Childhood TV Themes : Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings

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In a new weekly slot, Retro Now! will be looking at popular theme tunes to the TV programmes we watched as a kid. To kick this regular off, one of my favourite cartoons of the 70s  is featured – Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings.

From Wikipedia: Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings is a British children’s animated series about the adventures of a young boy named Simon, who has a magic chalkboard. Things that Simon draws on the chalkboard become real in the Land of Chalk Drawings, which Simon can enter by climbing over a fence near his home with a ladder. The stories often revolve around the unintended effects that Simon’s drawings have on the Land of Chalk Drawings, such as when an upset Simon draws a picture of his angry self, which goes on a rampage.

The programme is based upon the writings of Edward McLachlan. It was produced in the mid 1970s by FilmFair Productions in London for Thames Television, and was originally a 5 minute programme, broadcast around tea time in Britain.

A catchy little tune that has been with me from a very young age.

 

1 comment for “Childhood TV Themes : Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings

  1. 17th May 2016 at 1:09 am

    Memories of my youth!

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