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Programme Description (source: Wikipedia):
The Flower Pot Men (colloquially known as Bill and Ben) was a British children's programme, produced by BBC television, that first ran in the 1950s and 1960s and was then revived in the 2000s. Originally, the programme was part of a BBC children's television series titled Watch with Mother, with a different programme each weekday, all involving string puppets. The Flower Pot Men was the story of two little men made of flower pots who lived at the bottom of an English suburban garden.
The plot changed little in each episode. The programme always took place in a garden, behind a potting shed. The third character was Little Weed, of indeterminate species, somewhat resembling a sunflower or dandelion with a smiling face, growing between two large flowerpots. While the "man who worked in the garden" was away having his dinner, the two Flower Pot Men, Bill and Ben, emerged from the two flowerpots. After an adventure a minor mishap occurs; someone is guilty. "Which of those two flower pot men, was it Bill or was it Ben?" the narrator trills, in a quavering soprano; the villain confesses; the gardener's footsteps are heard coming up the garden path; the Flower Pot Men vanish into their pots and the closing credits roll. The final punch-line was, "and I think the little house knew something about it! Don't You?".
This episode was transferred from a 20-year-old VHS cassette, but is still in good condition. Most of the artifacts were present in the original film recording, rather than a result of tape degradation.
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File Name: Bill and Ben - Scarecrow.avi
File Size: 129 MB (135,702,494 bytes)
Duration (mm:ss): 14:58
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Video Codec Name: XviD 1.2.1
frame Size: 576 x 432 pixels (AR: 1.333 = 4:3)
frames per Second: 25
Video Bitrate: 1068 kbps
frame Quality: 0.172 bpp
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