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Michael Bentine's Potty Time

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First episode date  November 1973
8.2/10 IMDb

Cast  Michael Bentine
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Nominations  British Academy Television Rediffusion Star Awards: Flame Of Knowledge
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Michael Bentine's Potty Time was a long-running British children's show, starring Michael Bentine, and directed and produced by Leon Thau for Thames Television on ITV. It ran from 1973 to 1980. Bentine had introduced The Potties on a BBC show Michael Bentine Time a year earlier. The episodes consisted largely of bearded puppets (called "Potties"), comically re-enacting famous historical situations. The Potties' faces were always obscured by facial hair, with only their noses protruding. They were operated from beneath and had two distinct sizes - approximately two feet (60 cm) and one foot (30 cm) tall. All of the Potty characters were designed by Bentine, who also provided all of their voices. Their operators were from The Barry Smith Theatre of Puppets.

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The title 'Potty Time' is a humorous double entendre also referring to the toilet training of infants - a 'potty' being slang for a child's chamber pot.

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In 2001, it was voted into 71st place in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Kids' TV shows poll.

Other Media

Several Region 2 DVDs of the three series have been released by Network DVD.

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This was also a title of a comic strip run in Look-in magazine featuring Bentine and the Potties, drawn by Arthur Ranson.

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Michael Bentine's Potty Time Wikipedia


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