Make Way For Noddy

Channel Five (ended 2006)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 31

    Noddy Has a Visitor


  • S 3 : Ep 28

    Noddy's Clothes on the Loose

    Aired 1/1/04

  • S 3 : Ep 27

    Noddy the Artist

    Aired 1/1/04

  • S 3 : Ep 23

    A Surprise For Tessie Bear

    Aired 1/1/04

  • S 3 : Ep 22

    A Gray Day in Toyland

    Aired 1/1/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kathleen Barr

  • Tabitha St. Germain

    Dinah Doll

  • Ian James Corlett

  • David Kaye


  • Michael Dobson

    Big Ears

  • show Description
  • Welcome to the Make Way For Noddy Guide at! Noddy began life in 1949 as the star of Enid Blyton's immensely-successful children's book Noddy Goes to Toyland, illustrated by Harmsen van der Beek. From there, it flowered into multitudes of toys, games, and TV series. The first Noddy TV adaptation came in 1975, with the stop-action shorts produced by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall. The BBC followed up this success a few years later with the half-hour Noddy in Toyland. In 1998 PBS adapted their own version of Noddy as a sort of double-decker bus. The beloved Noddy stop-action films, produced by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall, were only part of a larger live-action story. In the eyes of some, PBS and Noddy had the right love at the wrong time. As the half-hour Noddy was seeing its PBS exposure erode, the Enid Blyton company broke out a new enterprise of Noddy and his old friends in Toyland. That effort, recorded with the latest computer-generated imagery, so compatible with digital television, was titled Make Way For Noddy, as if to send a message to the public. To borrow the lyrics of a Barry Manilow song, it was inevitable that "Somewhere Down The Road," the paths of Noddy and PBS would cross again. Thus, Make Way for Noddy debuted in PBS in Fall of 2005 in a half-hour version consisting of two of the 12 minutes episodes packaged with two new three minute interstitials entitled Say it With Noddy with Noddy learning new words in foreign languages with his friend Whizz, music videos, and a live-action host.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Noddy: Don't worry, Big Ears! I'm on it!

    Notes (11)

    • This episode and The Flower Thief made up Episode 101 of the US version that aired on PBS. Noddy learned foreign words in this episode for counting from one to three, and also for moon.

    • This episode and The Goblins and the Invisible Paint made up Episode 102 of the US PBS series. In the US episode, Noddy learns foreign words for paint, as well as how to say up and down.

    • This episode and Master Tubby's Chocolate Dream made up episode #103 in the US PBS version of the show.

    • The Big Sneeze and Mr. Plod and the Jail Bird made up episode 116 of the US PBS version.

    • This episode and Goblins Good Deed Day made up episode 120 of the US PBS version.

    • Episode 210 of the US series consists of this episode plus Noddy Needs Some Medicine.

    • Driving Miss Pink Cat and Noddy on the Move were paired to create episode #308 of the the US PBS version of the series.

    • This and Noddy and the Treasure Map comprise episode 309 of the US series that aired on PBS.

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Worst remake of the original show on BBC.

    By Spongeyfan, Oct 24, 2006

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