''Michael Bentine's Potty Time'' was a long-running British children's show, starring MichaelBentine, directed and produced by Leon Thau for Thames Television on ITV. It ran from 1973 to 1980. The episodes consisted largely of distinctive, bearded puppets (called "Potties"), comically re-enacting famous historical situations. There were two or three 2-foot tall Potties and about six 1-foot tall ones, with numerous costume changes.
!!''Michael Bentine's Potty Time'' includes examples of:

* GreatEscape: "The Great Potty Escape".
* MonumentalTheft
* POWCamp: "The Great Potty Escape".
* StolenGoodReturnedBetter
* StudioAudience: In later series.
* TalkingToHimself: All of the Potties' voices are by Bentine.
* TrainJob: One episode retold the story of a train robbery during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar.