Re: Perspective, Mr. Dabbs
"No Avengers, if memory serves."
Pinky and Perky (1957–1968) - then on ITV until 1971.
"The Avengers" started in 1960 - although it was only the second series that promoted Steed to the main character with Honor Blackman as the intelligent female lead.
There was "Captain Pugwash" from 1957 - and "The Magic Roudabout" from 1965. A reasonable attempt at "Biggles" was on ITV in 1960. "Garry Halliday" 1959.
"Fireball XL5" 1962 - "Stingray" 1964. "Torchy" 1957 plus many repeats.
The Sunday teatime serials tended to be classics that were so earnestly done as to be rather frightening for the children they were supposedly educating. I can still remember the flight of (missing) stairs illuminated by lightning in "Kidnapped" - and the earlier "Nineteen Eighty Four" mandatory hate scene still gives me the shivers.
The history of children's TV:
You make TV of the early 1960s sound like a wet Sunday afternoon of that era. :P