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Children’s television series about a young Victorian girl called Emily, her shop, and her magical saggy old cloth cat, Bagpuss.

Bentley’s Miscellany

Bentley’s Miscellany was an illustrated monthly magazine published from 1837 until 1868.

Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal

Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal was a weekly 16-page magazine started by William Chambers in 1832.


Early form of English newspaper published from the 1620s until the 1630s.

Crewe Chronicle

The Crewe Chronicle, originally known as the Crewe and Nantwich Chronicle, is a UK weekly newspaper first published on 21 March 1874.

Derby Trader

The Derby Trader was the UK’s first free newspaper, founded in 1966 by Lionel Pickering and Tony Mather, who became its first editor.

Four Feather Falls

Four Feather Falls was the third puppet television show produced by Gerry Anderson for Granada Television. It was based on an idea by Barry Gray, who also wrote the show’s music. The series was the first to use an early version of Anderson’s Supermarionation puppetry.

Grub Street

Once a London street famous for its low-end publishers and hack writers, Grub Street has become a pejorative term for impoverished writers and works of low literary value.


BBC children’s television series originally broadcast from 1965 until 1996.

Manchester City News

The Manchester City News was a weekly local newspaper; the first edition went on sale on 2 January 1864, priced at one penny. The newspaper focused largely on commercial and local issues such as meetings of the town council and proceedings in the law courts, but it also included some more general news and book reviews.

Manchester Courier

The Manchester Courier was a daily newspaper founded in Manchester, England, by Thomas Sowler; the first edition was published on 1 January 1825. Alaric Alexander Watts was the paper’s first editor, but remained in that position for only a year …

Manchester Examiner

The Manchester Examiner was a newspaper based in Manchester, England, founded in about 1845. It was intended as a vehicle to promote the idea of Manchester Liberalism, but financial problems, led to its demise in 1894, when it was absorbed by the Empire News …

Manchester Times

The Manchester Times was a weekly newspaper published in Manchester, England, from 1828 to 1922, known for its free-trade radicalism.

Pall Mall Budget

The Pall Mall Budget was a weekly magazine published in London from 1868 until 1920.

Penny dreadful

Penny dreadfuls, or penny bloods, were cheap popular serial literature produced during the 19th century, typically a story published in weekly parts, each costing a penny.

Quatermass and the Pit

Quatermass and the pit is a British television science-fiction serial from the BBC, broadcast in 1958/1959.

Rag, Tag and Bobtail

Rag, Tag and Bobtail was a BBC children’s television programme that ran from 1953 until 1965 as the Thursday programme in the weekly cycle of Watch With Mother.

Roy of the Rovers

Roy of the Rovers is a British comic strip about the life and times of a fictional footballer named Roy Race, who played for Melchester Rovers.

Sunny Stories

Sunny Stories was a British children’s magazine published by George Newnes and intended to appeal to both boys and girls. It began as Sunny Stories for Little Folk in 1926, edited and written by Enid Blyton, although she was only credited as the editor.


A style of puppetry created in the 1960s and used extensively in the action-adventure puppet series of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

The Car Illustrated

A British weekly automobile magazine founded in 1902.

The Daily Courant

The Daily Courant, first published on 11 March 1702, was the first British daily newspaper.

The Idler

An illustrated monthly magazine published in London from 1892 until 1911.

The Monthly Packet

Monthly magazine aimed at young women between 15 and 25, published from 1851 until 1899.

The Pall Mall Gazette

The Pall Mall Gazette was an evening newspaper launched in London on 7 February 1865. It introduced investigative journalism into British journalism, along with other innovations.

The Penny Illustrated Paper

The Penny Illustrated Paper, was published under various names from 1861 until 1913.

The Schoolgirl

The initial incarnation of The Schoolgirl, a story paper for girls, was published by Shurey’s Publications of London.

The Schoolgirls’ Own

The Schoolgirls’ Own was a British weekly story paper aimed at girls. Published by Amalgamated Press, it was launched in February 1921 and ran for 798 issues until May 1936.

The Servant’s Magazine

The Servant’s Magazine was published monthly in England from 1838 until 1869. Priced at one penny, its mission was to provide “improving reading for servant girls”.

The Storm (1704)

An account by Daniel Defoe of the great storm of 1703, the first work of modern journalism.

Whirligig (TV series)

Whirligig is a BBC television programme for children broadcast from 1950 until 1956.

Women’s Suffrage Journal

The Women’s Suffrage Journal was a magazine founded by Lydia Becker and Jessie Boucherett in 1870, and focused on news of events affecting women’s lives.