The Woodentops was a children's television series first shown on BBC Television in 1955. It was created by Freda Lingstrom and Maria Bird and featured on the Friday edition of Watch with Mother.
Curiously, Daddy Woodentop never wore a shirt and spoke with a country yokel accent, whilst Mummy and the twins were both extremely well dressed and well spoken. Mrs Scrubbitt was suitably reserved.
The music at the beginning and end of each story is taken from the 22nd piece of the set of 25 Norwegian folk songs and dances for piano, Opus 17 by Edvard Grieg. This music, which is quite short in duration, is called "Kulokk", which translates to "Cow-Call". It is divided into two sections, the first of which is used for the introduction and the second part for the end of each story. It occasionally appears as a leitmotif in the stories, hummed by Mummy Woodentop from time to time.