During the 1980’s Children’s BBC aired a great number of memorable cartoons which were long running serialised stories. I’ve written about Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds and Mysterious Cities of Gold on this very site, but there were a number of others including space drama Ulysses 31 and Around the World with Willy Fogg, a version of the classic tale Around the World in Eighty Days.
Of course not all of them were great. There was the ill advised Dogtanian sequel, which wasn’t a patch on the original, for example.
One thing all these cartoons seemed to share were great theme tunes. Maybe it was just because they ran for so long that the theme songs still lodge in my brain, but I can sing (or at least hum) most of them today. The stories were also very good though, and the cliffhanger endings ensured you tuned in next time as well.
Presented below are a number of these classic cartoons, so go ahead and pick your favourite!