Jackanory was a long-running BBC children's television series that was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was first transmitted on 13 December 1965, the first story being the fairy-tale Cap-o'-Rushes read by Lee Montague. It aired from December 13, 1965 - March 24, 1996. The show's format involved an actor reading from children's novels or folk tales, usually while seated in an armchair. From time to time the scene being read would be illustrated by a specially commissioned still drawing.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC One (1965 - 1966)
Schedule: Weekdays (15 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Children

Official site: www.bbc.co.uk

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x159: The King of the BearsJul 29, 1966
1x158: The Conspiracy of the Red SleevesJul 28, 1966
1x157: The Legend of William TellJul 27, 1966
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