Bananaman

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BBC (ended 1986)

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Bananaman

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"This is 29 Acacia Road, and this is Eric the schoolboy who leads an amazing double life. For when Eric eats a banana, an amazing transformation occurs..." Eric is the banana-munching schoolboy-turned-hero Bananaman in this 1980's BBC comedy. Every episode was roughly five minutes long and premiered on a Monday, although for the rest of season 1 it was changed for every 3 days. Following the premiere season new episodes were stopped for almost a year, whereupon they returned in the Thursday slot. After another 12-month absence it returned for a final season in early 1986, now on Tuesdays. Comedians Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke Taylor, known as "The Goodies" provided silly voices. Bananaman's not-so-super-villains included Appleman, General Blight, Dr Gloom, Zorg (King of the Nerks), The Nerks themselves, The Heavy Mob, Weatherman, Captain Cream, and the knitting needle wielding wonder Auntie, and to boot there was Bananaman's associate Chief O'Reilly and love interest newsreader Fiona! After the show was discontinued the episodes were repeated on the BBC's children strand 'CBBC' in 1998. The last known broadcasts were in 2000, and it is unknown whether or not the episodes will be repeated again.moreless
Tim Brooke-Taylor

Tim Brooke-Taylor

the voice of Narrator/Eric/King Zorg of the Nurks/Aunty/Appleman

Bill Oddie

Bill Oddie

the voice of Crow/Chief O'Reilly/Henry the Nurk/Dr. Gloom/The Weatherman

Graeme Garden

Graeme Garden

the voice of Bananaman / General Blight

Jill Shilling

Jill Shilling

the voice of Fiona / Samantha / Mother Nurk

Bernie Kay

Bernie Kay

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