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English children's pop culture/toys/books

I have searched "1980 English children's culture/toys/television shows" but that seems to be far too broad, and when I try to narrow it down, I get more info about adults than children's culture.

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?
Tags: uk: history (misc), ~literature, ~television
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