Billy Bean And His Funny Machine Yes I also remember Billy Bean and his funny machine, Humphrey Lestock, Mr Turnip and Whirlygig and the Appleyards. I guess not many people remember because not so many people had TV's in those days. I remember ours was a floor standing one with a nine inch screen. When the coronation was on TV our neighbours came round to watch it. I also used to watch Muffin the Mule with Annette Mills, and my favourite was Hank and his horse Silver King and their antics with Big Chief Dirty Face, a cartoon cowboy and indian show.