Blue peter magpie,trumpton watch with mother oh yes they were better than the tirade of violence ridden rot that is poured down kids eyes.
Television was used in my day as a distraction for kids,so if a child spends a good deal of its time watching it is bound to have a heavy influence on the adult that they become.
There is an old saying if you want to judge the state of a society look at the attitudes and behavior of its children.Well teenage gangs roaming the streets with cans of beer in tow doesn't bode well,blimey if we did the same we would have been slapped in irons for 3 months,we had respect and politeness drilled into us.
Television in many ways reflects the current state of society's attitudes and behavior,so showing certain programmes is just a symptom of certain causes not the production of it.
In today's climate such programmes as jackanory that we watched as children would be derided and rejected as to soft or wet,but it should never have gone off air.
But theere is one exception cbeebies produced by the