All I have to do is list the names: Mr Ben, Bagpuss, the Clangers, Trumpton and the Magic Roundabout, and already - if you're about the same age as I am - you're grinning like a loon. Remember when you felt safe and warm, and didn't have a mortgage? Yes, it's a nice feeling.
So it's an easy step to assume that now, as parents, we're building similar memories in our children. That's why it's a little difficult to accept that children's TV is now a bizarre, mind-boggling mess. I hate it all, and here's why.