Sat, November 12th, 2016
The turnover in children's TV is brutal. Last season's must-see becomes this year's schedule filler, and this season's favourite character is likely to end up in the pile with next year's remaindered merchandising tie-ins. But it wasn't always so. The 70s and 80s kids who guzzled the original run of 'Danger Mouse' had been raised on warmed-up post-war leftovers like 'Champion The Wonder Horse', 'Casey Jones' and -- least appetizing of all -- 'Andy Pandy', 26 episodes of which were shot in 1952 and then left on heavy rotation for an incredible 18 years. They were in desperate need of something new.