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    Shaun the Sheep

    Shaun the Sheep

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    Aardman Animations creates a series focusing on the breakout star of Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave: Shaun the Sheep. In this series, Shaun has many adventures the rest of his flock, the farm dog and other barnyard animals.moreless
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    The Wombles

    The Wombles

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    BBC (ended 1975)
    Based on the books by Elizabeth Beresford, this animated series follows a group of creatures living in Wimdeldon Common who spend their time picking up litter left by humans.

    At the head of the group is Great Uncle Bulgaria who mans the burrow and sends out his fellow wombles.

    The original series aired in 1973 for the BBC and a second series was commissioned 1996 for ITV.

    The first season (1973) aired on random weekdays at 5:40pm. Come season 2 (1975) however, a more rigid schedule was used: the show aired each weekday, but still at 5:40pm.moreless
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    Pitt and Kantrop

    Pitt and Kantrop

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    Pitt and Kantrop is an animated children's television series that airs on BBC One in the United Kingdom. Currently in it's first series, Pitt and Kantrop follows the story of a boy named Pitt and his pet pterodactyl Kantrop solving problems of villagers in the Stone Age. Pitt is known as being very resourceful and helpful to his tribe the Pitteks. He often solves their problems and comes up with new inventions to help ease their everyday tasks with the aid of Kantrop, the first domesticated animal in history. The leaders of the tribe are Sariac and Drosera who are constantly paranoid that someone will try and usurp their power. Because of this, they often show Pitt little to no respect until he ends up solving their problems. Sariac and Drosera have a daughter, Deena, who has a crush on Pitt. Though Pitt's cousin, Mandas, fosters his own crush for Deena. Pitt is shown to be one of the only level-headed, clear-thinking people in the tribe despite being just a young boy.moreless
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    Dennis and Gnasher

    Dennis and Gnasher

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    BBC (ended 1998)
    TV series based on the Beano's Dennis and Gnasher. Originally called "Dennis the Menace" in the UK, but was renamed "Dennis and Gnasher" in international countries to prevent confusion between both "Dennis" characters.moreless
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    Paddington Bear

    Paddington Bear

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    BBC (ended 1987)
    Although Paddington now lives in London, England, he originally came from Darkest Peru where he was brought up by his Aunt Lucy after he was orphaned following an earthquake when he was just a few weeks old. When Aunt Lucy went to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, she decided to send him to England to live. After teaching him to speak English she arranged for him to stow away in a ship's lifeboat. Eventually, Paddington arrived on Paddington Station in London which is where the very first story begins with the words: "Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear for Paddington was the name of the station." The Browns were at the station to meet their daughter Judy when Mr. Brown spotted a bear sitting all alone on a suitcase, behind a pile of mail bags, close to the lost property office. The bear was wearing nothing but a hat and he had a label round his neck bearing the words "Please Look After This Bear. Thank You." ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN THE SHOW: MR.BROWN: works in the City of London. Little did he realise what lay in store for him the day he invited Paddington into his home. Redecorating nightmares, kitchen catastrophes, gardening mishaps – there's no end to the messes his house guest gets into. To Mr. Brown's credit, however, he never loses his temper with Paddington, treating him as one of his own family and even giving him a weekly allowance. Mrs. Brown: is very good-natured. She takes Paddington's mishaps in her stride, always looking on the bright side of his latest debacle. She does her best to familiarise him with his new surroundings, taking Paddington out shopping and even entrusting him with the odd errand. Occasionally, Mrs. Brown is struck by an ominous sense of foreboding just before Paddington lands himself in yet another spot of trouble. Jonathan and Judy: are the Browns' two children. They are intelligent and well-behaved and so, unlike many parents, the Browns were spared the usual problems associated with bringing up a family … that is, until Paddington arrived on the scene! Jonathan and Judy love having a bear about the house and are often on hand to help Paddington with his latest project or out of his latest predicament. Mrs. Bird: runs the Brown household. She is strict and knowing but also compassionate and understanding when she needs to be – which is more often than not when it comes to Paddington. She is a housekeeper, cook and nanny all in one and it is difficult to imagine the Browns getting along without her. Unlike the rest of the family who may be genuinely mystified when they discover Paddington's latest mishap, Mrs. Bird always knows who is responsible. She knows Paddington well and is usually the first to put two and two together. She is incisive, occasionally intimidating but ever-forgiving of Paddington's frequent mistakes. mr. Gruber: is Paddington's close friend and confidant. He has an affinity with Paddington since they both emigrated to England, in Mr. Gruber's case from his native Hungary. Mr. Gruber owns an antiques shop in the nearby Portobello Road and most days Paddington stops by at the baker's shop to buy some buns before taking them to share with Mr. Gruber over a mug of cocoa for their "elevenses" (mid-morning snack). The two get along famously and the shy, soft-spoken Mr. Gruber treats Paddington as an equal, referring to him as Mr. Brown as they chat over cocoa and buns. He is the one Paddington turns to when in need of information, an explanation or, quite simply, pleasant company. Mr. Curry is the Browns' next-door-neighbour and he is a dour, humourless man, forever trying to take advantage of Paddington. A penny-pincher, he is always trying to get something for nothing – especially from Paddington. Mr. Curry's trademark roar of Beeaar! is a common sound in Windsor Gardens as, once more, Paddington comes out on top! Aunt Lucy is Paddington's aunt and she lives in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. Since she brought Paddington up he looks upon her as a mother figure and keeps in contact with her through a regular exchange of postcards. When she came over to England to stay with the Browns she left almost as much chaos in her wake as her young nephew! moreless
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    Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions

    Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions

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    Following on from the successful Wallace and Gromit films, this BBC 10-part series broadcast over one day, see's Wallace & Gromit try out some of their latest inventions. The festive themed short shows were broadcast throughout the main schedule on December 30th 2002 and featured Peter Sallis as the voice of Wallace, with the original Aardman Animation team working on the show.moreless
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    Walking With Cavemen

    Walking With Cavemen

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    Walking With Cavemen begins with Professor Robert Winston's discovery of Lucy, the first upright ape, and then goes on the three-million-year journey to civilization. Broadcast in 2003, Walking with Cavemen combined special effects with the latest scientific theories, to show us what it really means to be human.moreless
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    Days Like This

    Days Like This

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    Days Like This is a series of animated shorts based off of BBC Radio Ulster's show of the same name.
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    The Lampies

    The Lampies

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    The Lampies was a children's animated television show from England that lasted for two seasons with fifty four episodes. The show was created by Dave Bonner, produced by Morgan Francis and directed by Dean Roberts and Mark Marren. The show followed a group of fictional engineers representing anthropomorphic powers that defended a lighting network. It was animated using a combination of traditional 2D animation as well as 3D digital animation. The show was commissioned by the BBC. It was made through the Uli Meyer Animation Studio and had award winning music written by Mike Connaris of Mcasso which won the first place in the children's category of an International Songwriting Competition in 2006. The judges of that music contest were the esteemed musicians Tom Waits, Chris Hillman, John Mayall and Jerry Lee Lewis. The show also released a Christmas single song in 2001 called 'Light Up the World for Christmas.'moreless
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    PC Pinkerton

    PC Pinkerton

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    BBC (ended 1988)
    A British animated series about a policeman who looks after his town as numerous problems arise. A light hearted and often education show for young children.
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    Bertha

    Bertha

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    BBC (ended 1986)
    Bertha is an animated children's series made by Woodland Animations in 1985 that has been shown on Children's BBC numerous times since. The series, written by Eric Charles and directed by Ivor Wood, is set in Spottiswood Factory - a small engineering plant. The factory manafacturers everything from cukoo clocks to inflatiable bears! The star performer of the shop floor is "Bertha" - an old fashioned factory machine that came to life when she was finally computerised.moreless
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    Joshua Jones

    Joshua Jones

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    BBC (ended 1992)
    This show was originated and designed by Rob Lee and developed and written by Bob Wilson. These people were the creators of Fireman Sam. Joshua Jones ran for 12 episodes. The show was originally spoken in the Welsh language, but was re-dubbed for the English language. The show is set along the Clearwater Canal in Wales. It is about a bargee named Joshua Jones and his faithful dog Fairport. The other characters are the Lock keepers Admirable Karia and his daughter-in-law Mrs. Karia. She had a son named Ravi. The old farmer Joe Laski, the veterinarian Daphne Peacock, the always on the go business man Wilton Cashmore and his daughter Fiona, the owner of the mobile bistro Sharon and her lazy boyfriend Spanner Wilkins who works for Wilton Cashmore alongside Joshua Jones.moreless