Running throughout June, ‘Brno in Comics’ shows the rich visuals of Czech comic art.
Večerníček is a tv series for children, which is shown daily just before “bedtime” (around 6 or 7pm), in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
It was first shown in 1965. Since 1973 the series has been shown in colour.
The series was designed by Milan Nápravník, who also was the first dramaturgist of the Czech version.
The episodes follow a pattern that has an introduction, a story and a conclusion. According to Wikipedia:
“In Slovakia, the programme’s opening and final parts, between which the story is shown, feature an old man (probably a shepherd) living in a house on a hill with a dog living in a kennel. The old man accompanied by the dog “switches on” stars on the sky using a special stick, and then the story is shown. After the story, the old man and the dog return to their house and kennel, respectively.”
There are similar progammes in in Germany (Sandmännchen) and Hungary (Esti mese).