Magic Grandad (1993)

Magic Grandad was an educational programme which originally aired on BBC Two under the title 'Switch On, Switch Off' during Schools section of 1993. The show saw 'Magic' Grandad take his young grandchildren back in time, many of the adventures are about comparing the past and the present and seeing how evidence of what happened in the olden days still survives. The show was said to make learning about history "fun for youngsters" and was aimed at children aged 5-7 years. The series was introduced to support the History National Curriculum at Key Stage 1. New seasons have been made periodically to support new areas of the infant history curriculum such as seaside holidays and toys. The early season have a companion booklet of teacher's notes with descriptions of the episodes, various suggestions for follow-up work and photocopiable worksheets.

Writing:
  • Sharon Miller
  • Anne Ross Muir
  • Emma Collins

Stars:
Release Date: 1993-01-12
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 15
Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margol...
Grandma
Sam Kelly
Sam Kelly
Grandad
Nicholas Hoult
Nicholas Houl...
Tom
Tim Healy
Tim Healy
Grandad
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
Grandad Albert
Trevor Peacock
Trevor Peacoc...
Grandad
Rory Jennings
Rory Jennings
Ned
Christopher Benjamin
Christopher B...
Sir John Gage
Kate Isitt
Kate Isitt
Florence Nightingale / Hospital Nurse
Lynn Hunter
Lynn Hunter
lady 2
Cheryl Hall
Cheryl Hall
Various
Kerry Joy Stewart
Kerry Joy Ste...
photo lady
Rod Hallett
Rod Hallett
Charles Darwin
Carolyn James
Carolyn James
Auntie Pat
James Ellis
James Ellis
Johnny
Terrence Hardiman
Terrence Hard...
Governor of the School system
Victor Romero Evans
Victor Romero...
Leroy
Ben Greaves-Neal
Ben Greaves-N...
Bernard
Sandy Batchelor
Sandy Batchel...
Private Macleod
Adrianna Bertola
Adrianna Bert...
Eliza
Paul Greenwood
Paul Greenwoo...
Uncle Tom
Peter Armitage
Peter Armitag...
Grandad
Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills
Mary Seacole
Melissa Suffield
Melissa Suffi...
Melissa
Georgina Hagen
Georgina Hage...
Nikki
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