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The Play School annuals shown in the first gallery below are of the BBC TV children's series which although started in the 1960s, only appeared in annuals from 1981. The second gallery shows the Playschool annuals issued from 1971 to 1983 and these had absolutely nothing to do with the BBC TV series. This was a series of annuals printed by World Distributors for young children and as can be seen from the 1981 issue onward, was retitled "The Original Playschool Annual" because of the BBC ones of the same years. Notably the title is one word whereas the BBC TV series is two separate words. There is very little information about these 'original' Playschool annuals, with only one reference on the net that there may have been a comic from which these annuals are derived. If anyone can shed any light on the annuals of the second gallery, please email me.

BBC Series
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987

Comic Series
Many thanks to Maureen Douglas for image of 1973 annual
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983