What kind of TV shows/books would a boy who was four or five in 1980 might have watched or read? What toys might he have played with? I'm American, and know vaguely of Blue Peter, but I don't know if you were getting Sesame Street then, I don't know if our children's books [Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak etc] were your children's books,and I do not know if your kiddies were playing with Legos or Fischer-Price or Play-doh or what, although I am aware of Action Man and Playmobil.
It is a small precocious child from a wealthy family, so he may not necessarily be into things aimed at his age bracket, but I'd still like to know what was common.
Edit: You guys are awesome, thank you so much! That's definitely more info than I dared hope for, but exactly the kind of thing I wanted.
Do I tag, or is that a mod job?