Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Czech Republic 2015 Stamp Issue

 :: THEME: Večerníček
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 13.00 CZK / "A" rate
   :: ISSUE DATE: 18 February 2015
    :: STAMP DESIGN: Radek Pilař


Večerníček handing out newspapers

In 2015, the legendary cartoon character of Večerníček will celebrate the unbelievable 50th anniversary of continuous presence on television. This little boy wearing a paper hat has been tirelessly opening and closing a bedtime story animation and spreading most powerful positive emotions among the audience every day for half a century.

He and the theme song became the symbol of the animated programm named after him.

The tradition of bedtime story animation on television started in 1963 with the Small Silver Mirror programm aired every Sunday evening. On the 2nd of January 1965, the programm was replaced with Večerníček bedtime stories regularly broadcast every Sunday. The founding author and first script editor of Večerníček programm was graphic artist Milan Nápravník. The Večerníček theme song is the oldest television theme song in the Czech Republic. The concept of a short animation with a little boy opening and closing each bedtime story was introduced as early as in the summer of 1965. The music for the theme song was composed by Ladislav Simon. The greetings “Good Evening” and “Good Night” were voiced by a six-year boy, Michal Citavý (born in 1959). In 1973, the programme started to be broadcast in colour every day. The best-known Večerníček series include stories about the Little Mole, Rumcajs the Robber, Křemílek and Vochomůrka, Poppy Doll, Krakonoš, Fairy Amálka, Maxidog Fig, Pat and Mat, Bob and Bobek, Mach and Šebestová.

Several new series are produced by Czech Television every year. By decision of the new Czech Television management board, the programme was moved from the first to the second Czech Television channel. Since the creation of Czech Television’s Déčko channel on 31 August 2013, Večerníček has been broadcast also on Déčko.          

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ISSUE DATE: 18 February 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 13.00 CZK / "A" rate
GRAPHIC: Radek Pilař
STAMP SIZE: 33 x 23 mm
STAMPS PER SHEET: 40 self adhesive stamps
PRINTING PROCESS: multicoloured offset
Czech Post - Česká pošta PRODUCT NO.: 0840