ITV (ended 1981)




Episode Guide

    • Bertha and Hartley Clean Up
      Bertha and Hartley Clean Up
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      There are some children in the hospital that Pigeon sees when he perches on the window ledge. He decides to gather Hartley,Pig and Bertha to go and cheer the children up. They, however end up making a mess, so Hartley and Bertha are left to tidy the room by themselves.
    • The Royal Atronomer
      The Royal Atronomer
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      It's night time at the Pipkins shop and Hartley is looking through his window at all the stars. He looks in his astronomy book and sees that people use a telescope to look at stars, so he rumages through an old chest and finds one to look through. Octavia comes and sits with him and looks through the telescope with him. They learn all about the stars and constellations.moreless
    • Uncle And The Marrow
      Uncle And The Marrow
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Uncle McHare is busy in his garden today, trying to grow prize winning vegetables. The Pipkins gang visit him and Uncle McHare tells them all about his vegetables. Soon they all go to the gardeners competition and Uncle wins first prize with his marrow.
    • Hartley And The Dog
      Hartley And The Dog
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Octavia and Hartley are in the yard playing, when a stray dog comes up to them. Octavia is a little scared of it, but Hartley likes it very much.

      He runs off and asks the others if he can keep it. Johnny tells him that it is not his dog to keep and someone might be looking for him. The gang make posters and put them up all around the neighbourhood in case someone is indeed looking for it.

      Eventually, a little elderly lady comes to the shop and explains that it is her dog. Hartley is rather upset about giving the dog up, but learns that it is not his to keep and the right thing to do is give him back.moreless
    • Hartley And The Lamp
      Hartley And The Lamp
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Whilst browsing through new things in the shop, Hartley comes across a lamp. He takes it and shows Johnny, Topov, Tortoise and Uncle McHare. He thinks that if he rubs it, a genie will appear, much to his disappointment, nothing happens. But, he still says that he wants to keep it and he puts it in his room.moreless
    • Gnome Sweet Gnome
      Gnome Sweet Gnome
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      When someone leaves a large box of things for the shop, Hartley looks inside to find 4 gnomes. He doesn't know what they are, so he asks Johnny who tells him that they are gnomes. Soon, the gang visit a workshop that makes gnomes and learn all about how they're made. The only question they have now is where will the gnomes in the shop go? After some discussion, they all decide that it will be best to put them in the garden next to the flowers.moreless
    • Death Of A Goldfish
      Death Of A Goldfish
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      It's a sad day for all the Pipkins gang today. The pet goldfish has died. Everyone is very upset and Johnny explains that death is a natural part of life and that everyone dies eventually.
    • Goodbye Pipkins
      Goodbye Pipkins
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      It's another sad day today for the Pipkins gang. The Pipkins shop is having to be sold and everyone is upset about having to leave, because of all the memories that they have there.
    • Moving Out
      Moving Out
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      It's yet another sad day at Pipkins, as everyone is boxing everything up ready to move out of the shop. Hartley fondly remembers some of the good times the gang have had since they've been at the shop.
    • Quiet Please
      Quiet Please
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Hartley, Topov and Pig are making a lot of noise today, by running around, shouting, banging drums and things. It gets too much for Tortoise, who tells Johnny what has been going on. Johnny tells them that it is not nice to go around shouting and making a lot of noise and that they should quieten down.moreless
    • Why Can't Teddy Go Home?
      Why Can't Teddy Go Home?
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      After finding a teddy in the shop, Topov and Pig assume that a child has dropped it and they feel that they must return it to it's owner. Hartley and Johnny tell them that the teddy bear has been donated to the shop to sell.
    • All That Glitters
      All That Glitters
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Hartley finds a glitter ball in an old chest in the attic. He takes it down to show the others and soon they all want to play with it, but Hartley wants it for himself. Johnny and Mrs Muddle explain to him that it's better to share things with others, rather than being selfish.moreless
    • The Bird Watcher
      The Bird Watcher
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Today, Topov is watching the birds that are landing and taking off from the bird table in the new garden, through a pair of binoculars to get a better look at them.

      The others want him to come out and play with them, but Topov stays where he is and continues watching the birds. In the end, the gang end up calling him "The Bird Watcher".moreless
    • The Haunted House
      The Haunted House
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      On the way to the new premises, the Pipkins gang stop at a house for the night. Throughout the night, they can hear strange noises and are convinced that the house is haunted. In the end, they learn that the various noised they heard were creaky floorboards and the wind etc.moreless
    • Catching The Mood
      Catching The Mood
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Today, Tortoise is in a bad mood. The others are bewildered as to why he feels like this. Johnny then has a talk to him and explains about emotions and that it is perfectly normal to feel in a bad mood sometimes, as it's all part of life. After a story and a game or two, Tortoise begins to feel happy again and joins in whole heartedly with the others.moreless
    • Cowboys
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Topov finds a box of cowboy clothes and toys that someone has left at the shop. He and the rest of the Pipkins gang decide to have some fun with them and play cowboys and indians. Johnny is the Sheriff and Hartley is his deputy during the game. While playing, they learn all about what it was like to be a cowboy in the Wild West.moreless
    • The Toy Makers
      The Toy Makers
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Johnny and Hartley are bored, so they go and see Tortoise, who suggests that it would be fun to make toys.
      They get all the materials together and make some toy soldiers and some cars. In the end, they decide to give the toys to charity and learn that it's better to give than receive.moreless
    • Hartley's Teeth
      Hartley's Teeth
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      It's time for Hartley to pay a visit to the dentist. He worries about it and is scared, until he talks to Johhny about it. Johnny tells him that there's nothing to be afraid of and it's something that everyone goes through.
    • On The Canal
      On The Canal
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Hartley and the gang decide to go on barge down the canal for the day. They end up meeting some children in need of some assistance.

      Hartley and the gang help them by fixing their boat that has sprung a leak. After a bit, they fix the boat and go on their way back to the Pipkins shop.moreless
    • Johnny's Flat, Hartley's Office
      Johnny's Flat, Hartley's Office
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Johnny feels that he needs an "office" to play in and it be his own personal, space away from everyone else. So he finds some space in the garage. However, Hartley has other ideas. He too sees the space in the garage and decides that he needs a flat to store all of his things in, to sleep in and to invite his friends over. When Johnny sees that Hartley is moving his things into his "office", they argue and in the end, decide to share the space and are friends once again.moreless
    • An Old Glass Door
      An Old Glass Door
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      The door to the storage room is broken from the hinges, so Hartley and Topov look in the storage room to see if there is anything to replace it with. Hartley and Topov find an old glass door when they search. Because it is heavy and they can't lift or move it by themselves. They get Pig, Pigeon and Mrs P to help them move it from the storage room to outside to be fixed to the repaired door hinges.moreless
    • The Laughing Bag
      The Laughing Bag
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Johnny and Hartley are playing a game of hide and seek, when they hear a giggling sound. They decide to investigate what it is and where it's coming from. They eventually find a bag that is moving. After opening it, they find out that it is Tortoise playing a trick on them.moreless
    • Hartley And The Flag
      Hartley And The Flag
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Hartley finds a flag amongst some bric a brac in the shop. He likes it so much, that he decides to take it everywhere with him. However, Pig also likes the flag and asks Hartley to share it, but he says no. In the end, Johnny steps in and teaches Hartley that the right thing to do is to share, because that is what friends do.moreless
    • Tortoise The Fastest
      Tortoise The Fastest
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      It's sports day and Tortoise is worried that he won't win any races or events. Topov, Pig and Hartley decide that it would be to let Tortoise win a few events, because that's what friends do. In the end, Tortoise actually wins the race without Hartley and the others letting him.moreless
    • Hartley The Leader
      Hartley The Leader
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      The gang are playing a game of follow the leader. Each of them take turns being the leader, until they get to Hartley and they decide that they've had enough of playing this game. Upset, Hartley goes off and sits alone until Tortoise comes over and asks what's wrong. He explains what happened and Tortoise goes over to the gang and explains that what they did was not nice and quite mean. In the end, they all go to Hartley and apologise for what they did and they let him be the leader for the longest time.moreless
    • Topov And The Bananas
      Topov And The Bananas
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Topov is sad because his bananas have been taken by Pig, who won't give them back to him. After many attempts to get them back, he tells Hartley and Johnny, who come and help him by telling Pig that it's wrong to take things that don't belong to you and not give them back. Pig apologises and gives Topov his bananas back.moreless
    • The Drum
      The Drum
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Whilst going through some new things that have arrived at the shop, Hartley comes across a drum. He starts hitting it with a knitting needle and likes the sound it makes. He then takes it to Johnny, who explains that to play the drum properly, he must use drumsticks. After getting some, Hartley has a lot of fun with his new drum and plays it for everybody.moreless
    • The Glove Puppet
      The Glove Puppet
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Topov is searching through an old chest and comes across a lonely sock. He takes it to Johhny, who suggests that it might be fun to make it into a glove puppet. So he finds a couple of ping pong balls and a marker pen and makes the sock into a puppet, much to the amusement of the Pipkins gang. They then make a bunch of glove puppets and put on a show.moreless
    • A Day With The Scrapman
      A Day With The Scrapman
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Everybody's hard at work today clearing out the shop with things that are going to the scrapyard. When the scrapman comes, he piles everything into the back of his van. Hartley, Topov and Johnny ask if they can go with the scrapman to see what it is he actually does. They all pile into the van and go with him on his collections and learn what happens at the scrapyard. After it has all been done, the scrapman takes Hartleym Topov and Johnny back to the shop.moreless
    • Topov The Lookout
      Topov The Lookout
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Topov is sat high in a tree in the garden looking out over the neighbourhood. The gang play a game of pirates and Topov plays the lookout in the crows' nest of the pretend ship.
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