16 May 2012
Last updated at 17:57
After generations of showing children's programmes on BBC One and Two, the BBC has decided to move them to CBBC and CBeebies following the digital switchover at the end of October 2012, the BBC Trust has confirmed.
Among the early favourites was Muffin the Mule, seen here with his old suitcase in 1952. He appeared with Annette Mills, the older sister of actor Sir John Mills, who also wrote the scripts and songs. The show ran from 1946 to 1955 on the BBC.
In 1953 Watch with Mother was launched, with different shows throughout the week. Here Mr Pogle, Tog and Pippin are put in place by their designer Peter Firmin and producer Oliver Postgate.
Since October 1958 Blue Peter has been shown on BBC. Much of its popularity relies on the chemistry of its presenting team, with Valerie Singleton, seen here with a stamp collection and two competition winners, being seen by some as part of the "definitive" trio with John Noakes and Peter Purves, according to the BFI.
Playschool ran from 1964 to 1988. Toys Humpty, Jemima and Teddy lived in the toy cupboard, while presenters changed regularly. Here Johnny Ball, Carol Leader and Derek Griffiths perform.
From 1971 Play Away was shown on Saturday afternoons as a weekend version of Play School. Here Floella Benjamin performs in 1983, a year before the programme ended.
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop was broadcast between 1976 and 1982 and was presented by Keith Chegwin, Maggie Philbin, John Craven and Noel Edmonds. Other members of the team included chef Delia Smith and a stuffed purple dinosaur called Posh Paws.
In Balamory, the life of a small Scottish island is shown by a combination of drama and documentary. It includes Miss Hoolie the nursery teacher and PC Plum. The show began on the BBC in 2002.
ChuckleVision started off life as Chucklehounds - a show for toddlers in which Paul and Barry Elliott dressed up as fluffy dogs. In 1987 they ditched the costumes and appeared as the double-act which is still going strong in 2012.
Award winning Horrible Histories, based on the Terry Deary books of the same name, was first broadcast in 2009. In 2011 it won a Bafta for Best Children's Comedy. It was also nominated in the Writer and Performer categories.