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Viewers enjoying CITVs retro weekend of 'Old Skool' programmes

Midlands made 'Woof!' back on TV as part of CITV's 30th birthday

CITV show 'Woof!' will be back on our screens this weekend as part of CITV's 30th birthday celebrations.

The drama featured a boy who could turn into a dog and the adventures he had in his shapeshifting role.

The programme was made by Central Independent Television and was broadcast from 1989 to 1997.

In the earlier series filming locations were in Moseley in Birmingham. Later it was filmed in West Bridgford in Nottingham.

For full listings of the CITV programmes being show over the weekend on the CITV channel, click here.


Central TV's Rosie & Jim part of CITV's 30th Birthday tribute

Central Television's Rosie & Jim will be on our screens again this weekend as part of CITV's 30th anniversary.

It was produced by Ragdoll Productions and followed the characters on their narrowboat on adventures around the Midlands canal network.

It aired on CITV for 10 years from 1990 to 2000. It will be shown again on the CITV channel this weekend as part of their 'Old Skool' weekend of programming to mark the 30th anniversary of the Children's TV brand.


Midlands funeral for children's TV presenter

The funeral of Jean Morton, a television presenter for children's programme Tingha and Tucker, is taking place this afternoon in Sutton Coldfield.

Tingha and Tucker ran on ATV from 1962 to 1970. Jean Morton hosted the show as Auntie Jean.

In the clip below Jean and Tingha and Tucker talk to a shy Cliff Richard in 1962 - before he performs a few bars of Summer Holiday on stage.

Jean was also known for her work as a television announcer and was there from the launch of the original ITV Midlands news programme.

She died aged 91 in Lichfield on the 26th May.