In Pictures: Here's one we made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children's Broadcasting

By Culture24 Reporter | 08 October 2014

The Lowry's summer show has attracted 60,000 visitors - a record in the Salford venue's 14-year history

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Sooty and Sweep – the stars of The Sooty Show, from 1955 to 1967 – were the most popular characters in an exit poll, pipping Postman Pat and Paddington Bear in the vote. The exhibition is in its final week, having opened in July.

“From the original discussions with the BBC through to the opening day, this has been a treat of an exhibition to work on,” said Michael Simpson, the Director of Visual Art at The Lowry.

“Our ambition was to get different generations of family and friends talking to one another about their memories of children’s programmes on the BBC – and from the visitor feedback, we’re confident we achieved that.”

Joe Godwin, the director of BBC Children’s, said working with the gallery had proved a “wonderful collaboration”.

“Here's One We Made Earlier has been an amazing celebration of BBC Children's programmes,” he reflected.

“The fact it has been their most popular visiting exhibition just goes to show how much these programmes have helped to shaped British childhoods for so many years. "

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