Just listening to 'Last Word' on R4 and hearing for the first time of the death of Ed Stewart.
How did I miss that? I loved Junior Choice long after reaching adulthood. The programme on Christmas Day was one of the highlights of the season for me, and I was singing along to all the old songs ( Viva Bernard Cribbins!) that you so rarely hear any more now that childrens' programming (where it exists; almost extinct now on the radio apart from on 4 Xtra) is so heavily pop- influenced.
Sparky's Magic Piano was a bit weird, though!