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Bob the Builder
DangerMouse
Count Duckula
Fireman Sam
Hector's House
The Herbs
Ivor the Engine
The Magic Roundabout
Mary, Mungo & Midge
In the Night Garden
Postman Pat
Captain Pugwash
Rag, Tag and Bobtail
Sooty
Thomas the Tank Engine
Trumptonshire
Wallace and Gromit
Willo the Wisp
The Wombles
The Woodentops
Titles
Other

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Watch with Mother

This page is about UK–originated TV programmes for pre–school children. See also Animated Cartoons – which covers US–originated cartoons, for both TV and cinema release.

We never forget the characters we loved as children, and this is reflected in the number and variety of questions on this page.

Bob the Builder

Bob's voice Click to show or hide the answer
Bob's business partner Click to show or hide the answer
Scarecrow who stands in for the child audience – has to learn to be patient, not to eat all the food, etc. Click to show or hide the answer
Farmer who helps Bob out Click to show or hide the answer
Bob's cat Click to show or hide the answer
Bob's digger Click to show or hide the answer
Bob's bulldozer Click to show or hide the answer
Bob's concrete mixer Click to show or hide the answer
The crane Click to show or hide the answer

DangerMouse

Lives under a pillar box on Baker Street (221c Baker St.) Click to show or hide the answer
Baron Silas Greenback is the arch–enemy of
Baron Greenback is a (type of creature) Click to show or hide the answer
Nero (Greenback's pet) is a Click to show or hide the answer
Stiletto Mafiosa and Leatherhead, Greenback's henchmen, are Click to show or hide the answer
Voice of DangerMouse Click to show or hide the answer
DangerMouse's boss Click to show or hide the answer
DangerMouse's faithful companion Click to show or hide the answer
Penfold is a (type of creature) Click to show or hide the answer
Voice of Penfold Click to show or hide the answer

Count Duckula

Count Duckula first appeared in (was a spin–off from) Click to show or hide the answer
Count Duckula: voiced by Click to show or hide the answer
Count Duckula's favourite food Click to show or hide the answer

Fireman Sam

Fireman Sam is based in Click to show or hide the answer
Fireman Sam's appliance (fire engine) Click to show or hide the answer

Hector's House

Hector is a Click to show or hide the answer
The cat that lives with Hector Click to show or hide the answer
The frog that lives next door Click to show or hide the answer

The Herbs

The 13 episodes of The Herbs were first broadcast in 1968.

Writer Click to show or hide the answer
Lion Click to show or hide the answer
Dog Click to show or hide the answer
Owl Click to show or hide the answer
King of the Herbs (wore a deerstalker and was fond of hunting) Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Basil's wife Click to show or hide the answer
Gardener Click to show or hide the answer
Policeman Click to show or hide the answer
Witch Click to show or hide the answer
Dragon Click to show or hide the answer
Snake charmer Click to show or hide the answer

Ivor the Engine

Author Click to show or hide the answer
Driver Click to show or hide the answer
Idris, his wife Olwen, and their twins Gaian and Blodwyn, are Click to show or hide the answer

The Magic Roundabout

French creator Click to show or hide the answer
Narrator of the English language version Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Operator of the roundabout Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the cow Click to show or hide the answer
The elderly gardener, who rode a tricycle Click to show or hide the answer

You might occasionally get asked the name of the snail, the rabbit or the dog (or vice versa) but this website is not going to insult the intelligence of its readers by including those as questions.

Mary, Mungo & Midge

Creator Click to show or hide the answer
Narrator Click to show or hide the answer
Mungo was a Click to show or hide the answer
Midge was a Click to show or hide the answer

Mary was a girl – but this is too simplistic to be asked in any self–respecting quiz (except maybe as an attempt at a bluff).

In the Night Garden

There were two series of In the Night Garden, of 100 episodes each, first broadcast from 2007 to 2009.

Narrator Click to show or hide the answer
Central character: a blue doll, with a red "sideways mohican"; carries a red blanket Click to show or hide the answer
Rag doll Click to show or hide the answer
Has a trolley called the Og–Pog Click to show or hide the answer
Unn, Oo, Ee Click to show or hide the answer
Family of peg dolls (a similar family called the Wottingers occasionally appears) Click to show or hide the answer
Five very large inflatable pillow–like creatures, of various shapes and colours, with eyes and smiling mouths; make springy "boing–boing" noises Click to show or hide the answer
Ten tropical birds of various descriptions Click to show or hide the answer
The Ninky Nonk is a Click to show or hide the answer
The Pinky Ponk is an Click to show or hide the answer

Postman Pat

Postman Pat is based in Click to show or hide the answer
Postman Pat's surname Click to show or hide the answer
Pat's black and white cat Click to show or hide the answer
Pat's wife Click to show or hide the answer
Greendale Post mistress Click to show or hide the answer
Policeman Click to show or hide the answer
Vicar Click to show or hide the answer
Registration number of Pat's van Click to show or hide the answer

Captain Pugwash

Creator of Captain Pugwash (also of Mary, Mungo & Midge, and Harris Tweed in the Eagle comic) Click to show or hide the answer
Theme tune (a traditional tune, probably Irish, learned from Jimmy Shand by the BBC's composer Philip Lane; played on piano accordion by Tom Edmundson) Click to show or hide the answer
Captain Pugwash's first name Click to show or hide the answer
Captain Pugwash's ship Click to show or hide the answer
Captain Pugwash's arch–enemy Click to show or hide the answer
Cut–Throat Jake's ship Click to show or hide the answer
Captain Pugwash's cabin boy Click to show or hide the answer
Character known for his malapropisms and mispronunciations Click to show or hide the answer

Note: characters such as Master Bates, Seaman Staines and Roger the Cabin Boy exist only in urban myth.

Rag, Tag and Bobtail

Rag was a Click to show or hide the answer
Tag was a Click to show or hide the answer
Bobtail was a Click to show or hide the answer

Sooty

Sooty's magic words Click to show or hide the answer
Sooty's creator (1952; died 1989) Click to show or hide the answer
Sooty's first companion (a grey dog with long black ears, introduced 1957) Click to show or hide the answer
Panda (Sooty's girlfriend; introduced 1964; voiced by Brenda Longman, 1981–2002) Click to show or hide the answer
Snake Click to show or hide the answer
Harry Corbett's son Matthew took over presenting Click to show or hide the answer
Later presenters Click to show or hide the answer
Presenter's line that ended every show Click to show or hide the answer
Musical instrument that Sooty played Click to show or hide the answer

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

Narrator Click to show or hide the answer
Setting Click to show or hide the answer

Trumptonshire

Creator and writer of the Trumptonshire trilogy (Camberwick Green, Trumpton, Chigley). Also produced Captain Pugwash and Rubovia Click to show or hide the answer
Narrator of the Trumptonshire trilogy Click to show or hide the answer
First of the 'Trumptonshire trilogy': featured characters (one episode each) Peter the Postman, Windy Miller, Mr. Crockett the Garage Man, Dr Mopp (who makes house calls in his vintage car), Farmer Jonathan Bell, Captain Snort, Paddy Murphy, Roger Varley the Sweep, PC McGarry (Number 452), Mr. Dagenham the Car Salesman, Mr. Carraway the Fishmonger, Mickey Murphy the baker, town gossip Mrs Honeyman (always seen carrying her baby) Click to show or hide the answer
Camberwick Green: name of the military academy, run by Captain Snort and Sgt Major Grout Click to show or hide the answer
Brewed his own cider, which always made him sleepy Click to show or hide the answer
Each episode begins with the Town Hall Clock, "telling the time, steadily, sensibly; never too quickly, never too slowly; telling the time for …" Click to show or hide the answer
The Mayor, Mr Troop the Town Clerk, Chippy Minton the carpenter and his apprentice son, Nibbs; Mrs. Cobbit the florist; Miss Lovelace the milliner and her three Pekingese dogs; Mr. Platt the clockmaker Click to show or hide the answer
Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb: fire brigade in Click to show or hide the answer
Leader of Trumpton's firefighters (carries out the roll call) Click to show or hide the answer
Mr Swallow of Treddle's Wharf; biscuit factory owner Mr Cresswell; Harry Farthing the potter and his daughter Winnie; Lord Belborough of Winkstead Hall and his butler Brackett, who operate a private railway; also features guest appearances by characters from Camberwick Green and Trumpton Click to show or hide the answer
Name of Lord Belborough and Brackett's railway engine Click to show or hide the answer

Wallace and Gromit

Their address (in Wigan) Click to show or hide the answer
Voice of Wallace Click to show or hide the answer
Wallace's favourite cheese Click to show or hide the answer
Wallace's love interest in A Close Shave: she has a pet rottweiler called Preston, and is allergic to cheese Click to show or hide the answer
Wallace's love interest in The Curse of the Were–Rabbit Click to show or hide the answer
Wallace's love interest in A Matter of Loaf and Death: they become engaged, but she turns out to be a murderess who hates bakers, and is eaten by crocodiles while trying to escape justice Click to show or hide the answer
What did Wallace and Gromit forget to take to the Moon (in A Grand Day Out)? Click to show or hide the answer
Gromit's university (he took a double first in Engineering for Dogs) Click to show or hide the answer

Willo the Wisp

Narrator Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur (the gruff cockney caterpillar ), Evil Edna the witch – depicted as a walking television, Mavis Cruet the fairy, The Moog (a supposed "dog" who is unable to think for himself, and Carwash (a snooty, bespectacled cat, said to be based on Noël Coward) appeared in Click to show or hide the answer

The Wombles

The Wombles were all based on members of the family of their creator Elizabeth Beresford, and named after places that had family connections.

The oldest and wisest Womble, and their patriarch – named after an Eastern European country; based on Beresford's father–in–law Click to show or hide the answer
Engineer and handyman – named after a Scottish island town Click to show or hide the answer
Lazy Womble – named after a South American river Click to show or hide the answer
Over–enthusiastic and bossy Womble – named after an ancient province of Japan Click to show or hide the answer
Athletic Womble – named after a city in Siberia Click to show or hide the answer
Scientifically inclined young Womble – same name as a Commonwealth capital city (but actually named after the Berkshire school that Elizabeth Beresford's nephew attended) Click to show or hide the answer
The Wombles' cook – based on Beresford's mother – named after a French town Click to show or hide the answer

The Woodentops

Names of the twins Click to show or hide the answer
Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the cow Click to show or hide the answer
Came to help Mummy Woodentop Click to show or hide the answer

Titles (and title characters)

Ran from 1950 to 1970, although only 26 episodes were made Click to show or hide the answer
Lived in a picnic basket, with Teddy (a teddy bear) and Looby Loo (a rag doll, who only came to life when alone)
Regularly featured the songs Here We Go Looby Loo and Time to Go Home
Fictional elephant with a wife called Celeste Click to show or hide the answer
Eric Wimp (later Eric Twinge, but more commonly referred to as "Little Eric") is the alter–ego of Click to show or hide the answer
Title character was a talking purple dinosaur who conveyed educational messages through song and dance (originally broadcast 1992–2001) Click to show or hide the answer
ITV animated series, 1976–9: main character is a dragon, named after the suburb of Manchester where the series was produced; also featured Fenella Fellorick the Kettle Witch, King Otto and Queen Doris, Claptrap von Spilldebeans (a talking book of magic), and Pablo Perdito (a Latin American dancing duck) Click to show or hide the answer
Eponymous characters ate blue string pudding and green soup; also featured the Soup Dragon, the Iron Chicken and the Froglets Click to show or hide the answer
First broadcast in the 1960s, repeated in the 70s; featured a German Shepherd dog called London Click to show or hide the answer
Cartoon character: bowler hat, lived at 52 Festival Road, London Click to show or hide the answer
Humpty the egg–shaped doll, Big Ted and Little Ted, Jemima the rag doll, Hamble the little doll, and Poppy the Afro–Caribbean doll, featured on Click to show or hide the answer
Pippin and Tog appeared in Click to show or hide the answer
Bungle the bear, George the hippo, Zippy Click to show or hide the answer
Title characters are an enthusiastic green dog and a cynical pink cat Click to show or hide the answer
Character in a series of 78rpm records produced by Capitol Records, 1947–54: had a talking train, a magic echo, a magic baton, and most famously a magic piano Click to show or hide the answer
Lives in Bikini Bottom; works at the Krusty Krab seafood restaurant; best friend is a starfish called Patrick Click to show or hide the answer
First appeared on S4C, 1982, dubbed into Welsh; Texas Pete (henchmen Bulk and Skeleton) is the arch–enemy of; the first British cartoon series to be aired on the Disney Channel in the USA Click to show or hide the answer
Bella, Milo, Fizz and Jake are the main characters; Max and Judy are the two adults who look after the children, in Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Tweenies: Doodles and Izzles are Click to show or hide the answer
Rainbow: George, Zippy and Bungle are looked after by (most famously) Click to show or hide the answer
Cartoon cat with friends called Mosey Mouse and Chris Rabbit, and enemies called Farmer Giles and Constable Bulldog Click to show or hide the answer
Narrator of Paddington Bear Click to show or hide the answer
Button Moon: planet that the Button family lived on, and which Button Moon (presumably) orbits Click to show or hide the answer
Rosie and Jim's narrowboat Click to show or hide the answer
First appeared in Wallace and Gromit / A Close Shave (Aardman – Nick Park); featured in his own CBBC series from 2007 Click to show or hide the answer
Bill and Ben (the Flowerpot Men): name of the tortoise Click to show or hide the answer
Larry the Lamb and his friend Dennis the Dachshund lived in Click to show or hide the answer
Teletubbies: Noo noo was a Click to show or hide the answer

© Haydn Thompson 2017–18