Hard as it may seem now, there were only three channels and daytime tv for kids was reserved for the school holidays only, the rest of the year it was educational programmes and perhaps some Mr Ben at lunchtime.
In the school holidays though the daytime tv was awesome. There was everything from Larry "Buster" Crabbe in the black and White serials of Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers.
There was also the original (and in my opinion, the best) Superman, played by George ReevesMy favourite though had to be Space:1999 This was the series that was made for me, it had everything, great stories, action, was set in space, and had the. Best. Spaceship. Ever! The Eagle
This is what summer holiday tv was all about.