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Tracy Beaker in children's TV poll

The Story of Tracy Beaker and Peppa Pig have joined the likes of Grange Hill, Play School and Jackanory in a list of the greatest children's TV shows.

Bob the Builder, Horrible Histories and Wallace and Gromit are some of the more recent creations that have made it on to the 20-strong longlist.

Programmes remembered by previous generations include The Magic Roundabout, Tiswas, Record Breakers and Thunderbirds, which is set to return with a new series in 2015.

Shows on the longlist enjoyed by today's viewers include Blue Peter, which is the world's longest-running children's TV programme, Bob The Builder, Peppa Pig and In The Night Garden.

The list has been compiled by Radio Times staff, with readers asked to select a winner.

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