Apparently as a back-lash against the amount of US TV shows for kids, in the 1960s and 1970s the BBC in the UK went for cultural diversity in its schedules and chose randomly it would seem to show the creepy classic from East Germany, The Singing Ringing Tree (1957). Cutting the movie into three parts and showing it under the innocuous title "Tales For Europe". This utterly surreal deeply disturbing fairytale from the dark minds of communist East Germany has gone down in kids television folklore.
Weird Retro Fact: The BBC put an English voice-over narration track directly over the original soundtrack. The whispers of the original German could be heard throughout. Could they have made this thing any more creepier than it already was? The answer is yes! This is creepy kids TV turned up to 11.