Cockleshell Bay is a British TV series produced by Cosgrove Hall for
Thames Television and targeting children as its audience. It started as
short segments in the TV series Rainbow but became a full-length TV
series that ran for 104 episodes. Brian Trueman is both writer and
narrator of the series, which focuses on the Cockle family including the
parents who run the Bucket and Spade guest house, their children, their
friends and the friends of their children, and the people staying at
the guest house.