Barney (TV series)

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Not to be confused with the American television series Barney & Friends.
Barney
Voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor
Harry Enfield
Jan Ravens
Enn Reitel
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Broadcast
Original channel CBBC
Original run 20 December 1988 (20 December 1988) – 26 April 1989 (26 April 1989)

Barney is a short-lived CBBC television programme centered on the main characters Barney and Roger. Despite attracting a cult following in the UK, it was considered a relative commercial failure and canceled after its first series.

Characters[edit]

  • Barney: (Voiced by Tim Brooke-Taylor) An Old English Sheepdog called who has many adventures with best friend Roger.
  • Roger: (Voiced by Harry Enfield) A mouse who is constantly seeking fame and fortune and always living on the top of Barney's head inside his hair.
  • Desmond: (Voiced by Harry Enfield) An Afghan dog friend with sunglasses that talks in a Michael Caine-ish tone of voice who is head of the TV house.
  • Corneila: (Voiced by Jan Ravens) a lovely lady chihuahua who sometimes isn't very keen on Barney's attitude.
  • Mr Prophet: (Voiced by Enn Reitel) a Spaniel who sometimes has a depressed attitude but is usually cheerful.
  • Lost and Found: Two Dalmatian puppies who were found on Christmas Eve by Barney and were given to Mr Prophet as a Christmas present.
  • Santa: A great man who brings presents to the good boys and girls, and coal to the bad. Watches everyone 24/7, especially while they sleep. (Not creepy).

Episodes[edit]

Episode Title Original airdate Production number
1 "Barney's Christmas Surprise" 21 December 1988
Two puppies Lost and Found turn up at Barney's doorstep and become the best Christmas present for Mr Prophet.
2 "Barney Gets into Mischief" 8 February 1989
Barney and his friends go to the fair, but Barney runs into trouble with a hot air balloon.
3 "Barney's Hungry Day" 15 February 1989
Barney goes on a diet, but Roger shows him the weighing scale is broken.
4 "Barney's Treasure Hunt" 22 February 1989
Barney attempts at gardening ruin the garden, while Roger works on his own planting.
5 "Barney's Forgotten Birthday" 1 March 1989
Barney thinks everyone's forgotten his birthday, until Roger gives him a real surprise.
6 "Barney Nabs a Crook" 8 March 1989
Barney and Roger blame each other for an empty fridge, but a detective reveals Barney ate all the food sleepwalking.
7 "Barney's TV Act" 22 March 1989
Barney goes to London to become a TV star, but Roger becomes the star instead.
8 "Barney's Big Spring Clean" 15 March 1989
Barney does spring cleaning in his house, but ends up cleaning Roger's home instead.
9 "Barney the TV Director" 29 March 1989
Barney wants to be involved in a TV Show at Corneila's house, but his interruptions anger Desmond.
10 "Barney's Winter Holiday" 5 April 1989
Barney has trouble skiing until a dog called Mitzi helps him and they win a prize.
11 "Barney Goes to the Seaside" 12 April 1989
On a trip to the seaside, Barney and his friends annoy each other and quickly make up.
12 "Barney on TV" 26 April 1989
Barney gets a new job in the TV Studio as a stage assistant, which proves to be exhausting.
13 "Barney Gets a Visitor" 19 April 1989
Byron pays a visit to Barney, but Byron eats him out of house and home. Roger takes care of the problem.

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