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Original run: 13 Dec 1965 – 29 Jul 1966

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Children

Network: BBC one UK

Watched by: 21 of 691 480 0%

Total running time: 10 days 22 hours 45 minutes

Episode duration: 15 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.3 of 10 245

MyShows rating: 2.54 of 5 13


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.

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