FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

The title sequence and opening seconds of the first edition of Play School.

VIDEO: Play School opening titles. Presenters: Gordon Rollings and Virginia Stride. TX DATE: 21st April 1964. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25135-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the music and simplistic graphical representation of a house leave the viewer in no doubt that this programme is for children.

This original version of the programme’s theme was the work of musicologist and broadcaster Roger Fiske – who was also responsible for the Jackanory theme.

The memorable opening voiceover: “Here’s a house. Here’s a door. Windows: 1, 2, 3, 4. Ready to knock? Turn the lock. It’s Play School.”

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PICTURED: Play School opening titles. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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