List of Danger Mouse episodes

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This is an episode guide for the children's animated television series Danger Mouse, made by Cosgrove Hall and first shown on ITV during its weekday lunchtime or afternoon children's programming. 161 episodes were made which were broadcast between 1981 and 1992. Later, VHS and DVD releases edited the 5-part stories together as single episodes, to total 89 episodes. The episode order is controversial because stories were often initially transmitted some years after the rest of the season to which they theoretically belonged, often forming part of a 'repeats season'. The US Region 1 DVD releases present the episodes in the UK broadcast order.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Premiere Finale DVD
Region 2 Region 1
Pilots 2 N/A 15 October 2001
(extra on the release Tower of Terror)
31 May 2005
1 11 28 September 1981 14 December 1981 4 September 2006
2 30 4 January 1982 12 February 1982 5 March 2001
(as Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind!)
3 17 4 October 1982 1 November 1982 4 September 2006 25 October 2005
4 45 3 January 1983 23 May 1983
5 10 20 February 1984 30 April 1984 28 March 2006
6 27 25 December 1984 26 December 1985
7 6 13 November 1986 18 December 1986 26 September 2006
8 2 20 February 1987 27 February 1987
9 6 3 January 1991 30 January 1992
10 7 6 February 1992 19 March 1992

Total running time: 26 hours, 3 minutes

Pilot episodes (1979-1980)[edit]

Episode Title Original airdate
Pilot 1 "[unknown]" unaired
The 2001 UK DVD Tower of Terror includes the second pilot episode "The Mystery of the Lost Chord" and states there is a first pilot episode which is "yet to be found".
However, there are no further details known as to whether this pilot was a different story, or earlier version of "The Mystery of the Lost Chord",
which itself later became the episode, "Who Stole the Bagpipes?".
Pilot 2 "The Mystery of the Lost Chord" unaired
(first commercially released
15 October 2001)
The 15-minute pilot was later shortened to 10 minutes and aired (with changes) as the second episode of series 1 - "Who Stole the Bagpipes?".
This pilot features no narration, William Franklyn plays Danger Mouse and Penfold has a Welsh accent. Ernest Penfold was voiced by Peter Hawkins.
Baron Greenback is here named Baron Greenteeth (although, the DVD release erroneously lists him as Greenchief). Stiletto has an assistant henchman too.
Although unaired, it was commercially released for the first time as a bonus feature on the 2001 UK DVD Tower of Terror.
The DVD feature states it to be the second pilot episode, as the first pilot is "yet to be found".

Series 1 (1981)[edit]

Series 1 episodes are 11 minutes each, and originally aired with no commercial breaks. Series 1 was directed by Brian Cosgrove.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
1 1 "Rogue Robots" 28 September 1981 (1981-09-28)
Danger Mouse discovers that Baron Greenback is behind a wave of attack robots that have been going after agents that work with DM.
2 2 "Who Stole the Bagpipes" 30 September 1981 (1981-09-30)
Danger Mouse and Penfold travel to Scotland to keep Greenback from destroying the world with music from all the bagpipes in the world. This episode was the modified version of the 2nd pilot.
3 3 "Trouble with Ghosts" 5 October 1981 (1981-10-05)
Greenback captures Colonel K and has the Colonel send Danger Mouse and Penfold on holiday to a haunted castle in Transylvania's Castle.
4 4 "Chicken Run" 7 October 1981 (1981-10-07)
Greenback steals a growth serum from Professor von Squawkencluck and with it creates giant chickens to take over the world once and for all. And for once, Penfold saves the day!
5 5 "The Martian Misfit" 12 October 1981 (1981-10-12)
Greenback creates a 'Martian' to keep Danger Mouse busy while he sets out on a crime spree which doesn't last very long!
6 6 "The Dream Machine" 14 October 1981 (1981-10-14)
Greenback drives Danger Mouse and Penfold crazy with his dream machine.
7 7 "Lord of the Bungle" 19 October 1981 (1981-10-19)
A fall causes Penfold to think he is the Lord of the Jungle, when he and Danger Mouse try to find out why elephants are being turned into sugar cubes.
8 8 "Die Laughing" 21 October 1981 (1981-10-21)
Greenback is causing the world's leaders to laugh themselves to death in his latest plot to become ruler of the Earth.
9 9 "The World of Machines" 26 October 1981 (1981-10-26)
Greenback kidnaps Penfold to lure Danger Mouse into a spaceship and send both of them to a planet ruled by machines.
10 10 "Ice Station Camel" 28 October 1981 (1981-10-28)
Danger Mouse must stop Greenback who has stopped the Earth's rotation which in turn has cancelled gravity.
11 11 "A Plague of Pyramids" 14 December 1981 (1981-12-14)
Danger Mouse discovers Greenback is behind a plague of pyramids which are popping up all over England and threatening to sink.

Series 2 (Spring 1982)[edit]

Series 2 stories were originally each aired in five 5-minute segments over five consecutive days. VHS and DVD releases usually see these episodes edited together as one 25-minute episode, although in reality, these omnibus episodes run closer to 20 minutes as they lose David Jason's 'cliffhanger' narration over the "To be continued..." captions. On the VHS and DVD releases, the "Episode 1" suffix in the title card after the opening credits has often been left unaltered. The US DVD releases retain the original 5-min segment format. Series 2 was directed by Brian Cosgrove.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
12 1 Custard
"Episode 1"
4 January 1982 (1982-01-04)
13 2 "Episode 2" 5 January 1982 (1982-01-05)
14 3 "Episode 3" 6 January 1982 (1982-01-06)
15 4 "Episode 4" 7 January 1982 (1982-01-07)
16 5 "Episode 5" 8 January 1982 (1982-01-08)
Danger Mouse travels to outer space to find the Custard-Mite Of Glut and bring him to Earth after Greenback floods the world with instant custard.
17 6 Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind
"Episode 1"
11 January 1982 (1982-01-11)
18 7 "Episode 2" 12 January 1982 (1982-01-12)
19 8 "Episode 3" 13 January 1982 (1982-01-13)
20 9 "Episode 4" 14 January 1982 (1982-01-14)
21 10 "Episode 5" 15 January 1982 (1982-01-15)
Aliens capture Danger Mouse and Penfold for use in an experiment when they journey to the Bermuda Triangle out in the sea on the trail of Baron Greenback.
Title reference: Close encounters of the third kind.
22 11 The Duel
"Episode 1"
18 January 1982 (1982-01-18)
23 12 "Episode 2" 19 January 1982 (1982-01-19)
24 13 "Episode 3" 20 January 1982 (1982-01-20)
25 14 "Episode 4" 21 January 1982 (1982-01-21)
26 15 "Episode 5" 22 January 1982 (1982-01-22)
Greenback tells Danger Mouse that he will go straight and be good, if Danger Mouse beats him in a duel and if Danger Mouse promises to quit his job if he is the loser. Unfortunately, The Baron has a trick.
27 16 The Day of the Suds
"Episode 1"
25 January 1982 (1982-01-25)
28 17 "Episode 2" 26 January 1982 (1982-01-26)
29 18 "Episode 3" 27 January 1982 (1982-01-27)
30 19 "Episode 4" 28 January 1982 (1982-01-28)
31 20 "Episode 5" 29 January 1982 (1982-01-29)
Washing machines under the control of Greenback threaten to destroy London city. Title reference: Day of the dead.
32 21 The Bad Luck Eye of the Little Yellow God
"Episode 1"
1 February 1982 (1982-02-01)
33 22 "Episode 2" 2 February 1982 (1982-02-02)
34 23 "Episode 3" 3 February 1982 (1982-02-03)
35 24 "Episode 4" 4 February 1982 (1982-02-04)
36 25 "Episode 5" 5 February 1982 (1982-02-05)
Greenback has stolen a bad luck charm for use in a bad luck ray. Danger Mouse manages to get it and attempts to give it back to the original owners who don't really want it back.
37 26 The Four Tasks of Danger Mouse
"Episode 1"
8 February 1982 (1982-02-08)
38 27 "Episode 2" 9 February 1982 (1982-02-09)
39 28 "Episode 3" 10 February 1982 (1982-02-10)
40 29 "Episode 4" 11 February 1982 (1982-02-11)
41 30 "Episode 5" 12 February 1982 (1982-02-12)
Greenback kidnaps Penfold to get Danger Mouse to bring him four ingredients needed for an evil spell to take over the world.
Danger Mouse meets Count Duckula when one ingredient turns out to be the feather of a vampire duck.

Series 3 (Autumn 1982)[edit]

The first three stories were originally each aired in five 5-minute segments. The US DVD releases retain the original 5-min segment format. The fourth and fifth stories were single 11-minute segments, and some sources (including iTunes UK and The Guinness Book of Classic British TV) list these episodes as belonging to the first series. This would appear to be supported by the fact that these final two episodes have the series 1 credit sequence with its original title card. (The title card was changed to the more familiar logo from series 2 onwards.) Series 3 was directed by Brian Cosgrove.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
42 1 The Invasion of Colonel K
"Episode 1"
4 October 1982 (1982-10-04)
43 2 "Episode 2" 5 October 1982 (1982-10-05)
44 3 "Episode 3" 6 October 1982 (1982-10-06)
45 4 "Episode 4" 7 October 1982 (1982-10-07)
46 5 "Episode 5" 8 October 1982 (1982-10-08)
Greenback shrinks himself and enters Colonel K's body to learn all of the Colonel's secrets.
47 6 Danger Mouse Saves the World... Again!
"Episode 1"
11 October 1982 (1982-10-11)
48 7 "Episode 2" 12 October 1982 (1982-10-12)
49 8 "Episode 3" 13 October 1982 (1982-10-13)
50 9 "Episode 4" 14 October 1982 (1982-10-14)
51 10 "Episode 5" 15 October 1982 (1982-10-15)
Danger Mouse is captured by Greenback when Greenback threatens to destroy all the world's signposts, and is subjected to a brain picker to remove all his thoughts.
52 11 The Odd Ball Runaround
"Episode 1"
18 October 1982 (1982-10-18)
53 12 "Episode 2" 19 October 1982 (1982-10-19)
54 13 "Episode 3" 20 October 1982 (1982-10-20)
55 14 "Episode 4" 21 October 1982 (1982-10-21)
56 15 "Episode 5" 22 October 1982 (1982-10-22)
Greenback is determined to steal plans that Danger Mouse and Penfold are transporting from Australia to London.
57 16 "The Strange Case of the Ghost Bus" 25 October 1982 (1982-10-25)
Danger Mouse is sent to the Indian Ocean to investigate several ship sinkings caused by ghost-like buses that vanish.
58 17 "The Trip to America" 1 November 1982 (1982-11-01)
Danger Mouse travels to the United States where he teams up with a Texan to defeat Greenback, who has shrunk and stolen the world's greatest buildings.

Series 4 (1983)[edit]

Series 4 stories were originally each aired in five 5-minute segments over five consecutive days. This series was the longest-lived with 45 episodes. VHS and DVD releases usually see these episodes edited together as one 25-minute episode, although in reality, these omnibus episodes run closer to 20 minutes as they lose David Jason's 'cliffhanger' narration over the "To be continued..." captions. On the VHS and DVD releases, the "Episode 1" suffix in the title card after the opening credits has often been left unaltered. The US DVD releases retain the original 5-min segment format. Series 4 was directed by Brian Cosgrove.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
59 1 The Wild, Wild Goose Chase!
"Episode 1"
3 January 1983 (1983-01-03)
60 2 "Episode 2" 4 January 1983 (1983-01-04)
61 3 "Episode 3" 5 January 1983 (1983-01-05)
62 4 "Episode 4" 6 January 1983 (1983-01-06)
63 5 "Episode 5" 7 January 1983 (1983-01-07)
Danger Mouse finds a computerised hideout locator which leads him to Baron Greenback's hideouts.
64 6 The Return of Count Duckula!
"Episode 1"
10 January 1983 (1983-01-10)
65 7 "Episode 2" 11 January 1983 (1983-01-11)
66 8 "Episode 3" 12 January 1983 (1983-01-12)
67 9 "Episode 4" 13 January 1983 (1983-01-13)
68 10 "Episode 5" 14 January 1983 (1983-01-14)
Agent 57, the master of disguise, helps Danger Mouse defeat Count Duckula who has teamed up with Greenback to turn Parliament show-biz crazy.
69 11 Demons Aren't Dull?!
"Episode 1"
17 January 1983 (1983-01-17)
70 12 "Episode 2" 18 January 1983 (1983-01-18)
71 13 "Episode 3" 19 January 1983 (1983-01-19)
72 14 "Episode 4" 20 January 1983 (1983-01-20)
73 15 "Episode 5" 21 January 1983 (1983-01-21)
A Demon from the fourth dimension dares Danger Mouse to stop him from stealing famous buildings.
74 16 150 Million Years Lost
"Episode 1"
11 April 1983 (1983-04-11)
75 17 "Episode 2" 12 April 1983 (1983-04-12)
76 18 "Episode 3" 13 April 1983 (1983-04-13)
77 19 "Episode 4" 14 April 1983 (1983-04-14)
78 20 "Episode 5" 15 April 1983 (1983-04-15)
Danger Mouse must rescue Penfold after Professor Squakencluck's time machine sends Penfold back in time.
79 21 The Planet of the Cats
"Episode 1"
18 April 1983 (1983-04-18)
80 22 "Episode 2" 19 April 1983 (1983-04-19)
81 23 "Episode 3" 20 April 1983 (1983-04-20)
82 24 "Episode 4" 21 April 1983 (1983-04-21)
83 25 "Episode 5" 22 April 1983 (1983-04-22)
Danger Mouse and Penfold end up in the future where the world is ruled by cats who are taking orders from a descendent of Greenback. Entitled Planet of the Apes
84 26 Four Heads Are Better Than Two
"Episode 1"
25 April 1983 (1983-04-25)
85 27 "Episode 2" 26 April 1983 (1983-04-26)
86 28 "Episode 3" 27 April 1983 (1983-04-27)
87 29 "Episode 4" 28 April 1983 (1983-04-28)
88 30 "Episode 5" 29 April 1983 (1983-04-29)
Colonel K teams Danger Mouse up with a robot Penfold and Penfold with a robot Danger Mouse so, one pair can help Agent 57 and the other can capture Greenback.
89 31 Tower of Terror
"Episode 1"
9 May 1983 (1983-05-09)
90 32 "Episode 2" 10 May 1983 (1983-05-10)
91 33 "Episode 3" 11 May 1983 (1983-05-11)
92 34 "Episode 4" 12 May 1983 (1983-05-12)
93 35 "Episode 5" 13 May 1983 (1983-05-13)
Danger Mouse tracks Greenback down to a New York skyscraper where strange things happen to the World's Greatest Secret Agent.
94 36 The Great Bone Idol
"Episode 1"
16 May 1983 (1983-05-16)
95 37 "Episode 2" 17 May 1983 (1983-05-17)
96 38 "Episode 3" 18 May 1983 (1983-05-18)
97 39 "Episode 4" 19 May 1983 (1983-05-19)
98 40 "Episode 5" 20 May 1983 (1983-05-20)
Count Duckula and Greenback team up to find the Bone Idol which can control all the dogs in the world.
99 41 Public Enemy No. 1
"Episode 1"
23 May 1983 (1983-05-23)
100 42 "Episode 2" 24 May 1983 (1983-05-24)
101 43 "Episode 3" 25 May 1983 (1983-05-25)
102 44 "Episode 4" 26 May 1983 (1983-05-26)
103 45 "Episode 5" 27 May 1983 (1983-05-27)
It is up to Penfold to stop Danger Mouse when he takes up a life of crime.

Series 5 (1984)[edit]

Series 5 episodes are 10 minutes each, and originally aired with no commercial breaks. Series 5 was directed by Brian Cosgrove.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
104 1 "Long Lost Crown Affair" 20 February 1984 (1984-02-20)
Greenback ruins a holiday for Danger Mouse and Penfold who are in the Amazon jungle searching for the long lost crown that belonged to an Aztec ruler.
105 2 "By George, It's a Dragon!" 27 February 1984 (1984-02-27)
Danger Mouse and Penfold travel to Wales to battle a dragon called Jones.
106 3 "Tiptoe Through the Penfolds" 5 March 1984 (1984-03-05)
Greenback reveals his new invention: a duplication machine he plans to use to duplicate himself into hundreds of Greenbacks so that no-one would find him (the real one).
He'll test it on a duplicate of Penfold as a trial run; however, the machine malfunctions and leaves him (and soon also leaves Danger Mouse) with hundreds of Penfolds to deal with.
Meanwhile, with the real Penfold giving a reading for the Annual Conference of Cowards Anonymous at the 'Chicken Farm', Danger Mouse is left to investigate the case by himself.
107 4 "Project Moon" 12 March 1984 (1984-03-12)
Danger Mouse and Penfold journey to the moon to put a radio jamming station Greenback has built there out of operation.
108 5 "The Next Ice Age Begins at Midnight!" 19 March 1984 (1984-03-19)
Greenback threatens to use his weather control machine to create an ice age if he is not crowned king of the world.
109 6 "The Aliens Are Coming!" 26 March 1984 (1984-03-26)
Danger Mouse and Penfold are chosen as Ambassadors to meet aliens and end up being terrorized by their giant toys.
110 7 "Remote-Controlled Chaos" 2 April 1984 (1984-04-02)
Greenback makes a device to control DM's car.
111 8 "The Man from Gadget" 9 April 1984 (1984-04-09)
A salesman of gadgets for secret agents tries to sell Danger Mouse devices which will help him in reaching Greenback's hard to reach hideout.
112 9 "Tampering with Time Tickles" 16 April 1984 (1984-04-16)
Greenback develops age-altering bombs which turn Danger Mouse into an over eager youth and puts Penfold on the verge of senility.
113 10 "Nero Power" 30 April 1984 (1984-04-30)
Nero gains strange powers (telekenesis), which, he uses to terrorize Danger Mouse and Penfold, after he falls into one of Greenback's inventions.

Series 6 (1984-1985)[edit]

Series 6 episodes are 10 minutes each, and originally aired with no commercial breaks. 19 of the episodes (Once Upon A Timeslip and 18 other episodes) show the copyright year as 1984, although for eight episodes ("Viva Danger Mouse", "Hear! Hear!", "Multiplication Fable", "The Spy Who Stayed in With a Cold", "Alping is Snow Easy Matter", "One of Our Stately Homes is Missing", "Ee-Tea!" and "Tut, Tut, it's Not Pharaoh!") the year is shown as 1983. Series 6 was directed by Brian Cosgrove.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
114 1 "Once Upon a Time Slip" 24 December 1984 (1984-12-24)
Penfold and Danger Mouse get transported to the year 1215 thanks to a fluke in the narrator's microphone.
They'll now have to act out a twisted version of Robin Hood. Starring Danger Mouse as Robin Hood, Penfold as Little John and Greenback as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Originally aired in a double-bill with a repeat of Long Lost Crown Affair.
115 2 "Viva Danger Mouse" 3 January 1985 (1985-01-03)
Greenback raids Mexico's cacti to plant the pins in the most important cushions in Britain.
116 3 "Play it Again, Wufgang!" 10 January 1985 (1985-01-10)
Danger Mouse and Penfold go after a mad composer who has destroyed all the world's music. They must relay on an emergency audio cassette player to help them with their latest mission.
117 4 "Hear! Hear!" 17 January 1985 (1985-01-17)
Penfold's hearing problems make him immune to a device that brainwashes anyone who hears Greenback's voice.
118 5 "Multiplication Fable" 24 January 1985 (1985-01-24)
An alien pet escapes from a crash-landed spaceship and it multiplies whenever something touches it, making its capture difficult. This episode is a parody o the Star Trek episode, The Trouble with Tribbles.
119 6 "The Spy Who Stayed in With a Cold" 31 January 1985 (1985-01-31)
Agent 57 teams up with Danger Mouse to defeat Baron Greenback when Penfold stays home with a cold; the only problem is 57 gets it too and every time he sneezes, he changes disguise.
120 7 "It's all White, White Wonder!" 7 February 1985 (1985-02-07)
An experimental enzyme escapes into the sewers and turns everything it comes in contact with white.
121 8 "The Hickory Dickory Dock Dilemma" 14 February 1985 (1985-02-14)
Danger Mouse and Penfold end up in a time-traveling clock when they investigate an attempted robbery of the crown jewels.
122 9 "What a Three-Point Turn-Up for the Book!" 21 February 1985 (1985-02-21)
Danger Mouse goes after his car, which has taken off on its own, keeping Danger Mouse from attending an award ceremony.
123 10 "Quark! Quark!" 28 February 1985 (1985-02-28)
Penfold is instrumental in keeping alien, J.J. Quark, from taking over the Earth.
124 11 "Alping is Snow Easy Matter" 7 March 1985 (1985-03-07)
Greenback is melting the polar ice caps to cause a flood and open up a market to sell rubber rafts at inflated prices.
125 12 "Aaargh!, Spiders!" 14 March 1985 (1985-03-14)
With Greenback on vacation in Paris (seen attempting to sell the Eiffel Tower—of which he has ownership—for $10million), Stiletto uses a ray to create giant spiders to take over London.
126 13 "One of Our Stately Homes is Missing" 21 March 1985 (1985-03-21)
Danger Mouse assists B.L.E.E.P. in recovering an old English home that is being held for ransom.
127 14 "Afternoon Off with the Fangboner" 28 March 1985 (1985-03-28)
The alien J.J. Quark returns and sends a Fangboner to attack Danger Mouse.
128 15 "Beware of Mexicans Delivering Milk" 4 April 1985 (1985-04-04)
Penfold must defeat El Loco after he drugs Danger Mouse's milk.
129 16 "Cat-astrophe" 11 April 1985 (1985-04-11)
Greenback creates a mechanical cat that kidnaps Colonel K.
130 17 "The Good, the Bad and the Motionless" 18 April 1985 (1985-04-18)
Danger Mouse investigates strange goings-on at Stonehenge only to battle his evil alter-ego. Title Reference: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
131 18 "Statues" 25 April 1985 (1985-04-25)
Greenback devises a ray that animates London's statues and causes them to wreak havoc.
132 19 "The Clock Strikes Back!" 2 May 1985 (1985-05-02)
The clock returns with Merlin's predecessor as its passenger and it's up to Danger Mouse and Penfold to stop the wizard from taking over the world.
133 20 "Ee-Tea!" 9 May 1985 (1985-05-09)
Greenback has London at a standstill after he steals all of the world's tea. Title Reference: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
134 21 "Bandits, Beans and Ballyhoo!" 23 May 1985 (1985-05-23)
Unpacking from a holiday in Mexico, Penfold discovers El Loco hiding in his suitcase. El Loco gets loose and goes on a crime spree in London.
135 22 "Have you Fled from Any Good Books Lately?" 30 May 1985 (1985-05-30)
Penfold's gift from J.J. Quark sets monsters after Danger Mouse and Penfold.
136 23 "Tut, Tut, it's Not Pharaoh!" 6 June 1985 (1985-06-06)
Greenback sets out to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet which Danger Mouse and Penfold have been sent to find.
137 24 "Lost, Found and Spellbound" 13 June 1985 (1985-06-13)
Danger Mouse battles a witch doctor when he and Penfold go to rescue Professor Squakencluck whose plane crashed in the sea off China.
138 25 "Penfold, B.F." 20 June 1985 (1985-06-20)
Penfold swallows Professor Squakencluck's new pill and is turned into a superhero which causes Danger Mouse more problems than usual as he searches for a lost messenger pigeon.
139 26 "Mechanized Mayhem" 27 June 1985 (1985-06-27)
Under orders from a supercomputer, all the world's machines mutiny and refuse to do their jobs.
140 27 "Journey to the Earth's... 'Cor!" 26 December 1985 (1985-12-26)
Penfold and Danger Mouse journey to the center of the Earth to stop a loud noise that originates there.

Series 7 (1986)[edit]

Series 7 episodes are 25 minutes each, and originally aired with no commercial breaks. This series was directed by Chris Randall.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
141 1 "Danger Mouse on the Orient Express" 13 November 1986 (1986-11-13)
Danger Mouse and Penfold travel on the Orient Express with a document they obtained from Greenback.
142 2 "The Ultra Secret Secret" 20 November 1986 (1986-11-20)
Greenback offers to team up with Danger Mouse in order to thwart an alien invasion.
143 3 "Duckula Meets Frankenstoat!" 27 November 1986 (1986-11-27)
Count Duckula teams up with Dr Frankenstoat to take over the world with an army of robot vampoids.
144 4 "Where, There's a Well, There's a Way!" 4 December 1986 (1986-12-04)
Danger Mouse is sent to find Merlin's magic ink well which will grant the finder a wish.
However, Copper-Conk Cassidy is on his tail, after eavesdropping the information given from Colonel K, with desires of using the well to rule the world.
145 5 "All Fall Down" 11 December 1986 (1986-12-11)
Danger Mouse must recover plans to a top secret device capable of shattering the world.
The device's blueprint is revealed to be stolen by the snake villain, Mac the Fork, who teams up with his friend, the owl chemist Dudley Poyson, who is capable of inventing the device.
146 6 "Turn of the Tide" 18 December 1986 (1986-12-18)
Danger Mouse travels to the moon and discovers it has been turned into a scrap yard, which has caused the tide to change and flood the Earth.

Series 8 (1987)[edit]

Series 8 episodes were 10 minutes each, and originally aired with no commercial breaks. This series was the shortest-lived with just two episodes. Some sources such as the book 'The Guinness Book of Classic British TV' by Paul Cornell et al. list these episodes as theoretically belonging to the fifth or sixth series. It states that some episodes were often held back and not broadcast until years later as part of a repeats season. This would seem to be supported by the copyright information in the end credits, as both are dated 1983 (as per series 5 episodes and some Series 6 episodes). Series 8 was directed by Brian Cosgrove.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
147 1 "Gremlin Alert" 20 February 1987 (1987-02-20)
Danger Mouse and Penfold set out to stop the illogical Gremlin from turning Earth's sunlight into darkness.
148 2 "Cor! What a Picture!" 27 February 1987 (1987-02-27)
Penfold tries to kill Danger Mouse after Greenback steals a picture of Penfold for use in a mind control machine.

Series 9 (1991-1992)[edit]

Series 9 episodes were 22 minutes each. The show's appearance changed noticeably with this series, now brighter and with altered artwork - most notably to Danger Mouse himself. Series 9 & 10 were directed by Keith Scoble.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
149 1 "I Spy with my Little Eye..." 3 January 1991 (1991-01-03)
Danger Mouse and Penfold are sent to the Arctic when Greenback threatens to melt the polar icecaps with sun lamps.
150 2 "Bigfoot Falls" 10 January 1991 (1991-01-10)
Danger Mouse and Penfold are sent to track down a huge hairy monster that has been crushing the local villages.
When they find it, they discover he's actually friendly, but suffers from extreme bouts of sore-feet. They get help from the RCMP - Royal Canadian Mounted Podiatrists.
151 3 "The Statue of Liberty Caper" 9 January 1992 (1992-01-09)
Danger Mouse is sent to stop Greenback who is behind the theft of America's greatest buildings.
152 4 "Penfold Transformed!" 16 January 1992 (1992-01-16)
Dr Crumhorn holds Penfold captive and has created a robot duplicate of him (which is far more efficient than the original). At the push of a button, it transforms into a giant machine intent on destroying Danger Mouse and his pillar box. Meanwhile, envious of Crumhorn's own plan, Greenback has Stiletto disguised as Penfold in costume in his attempt to hack into Danger Mouse's pillar box. This episode is the only episode where Danger Mouse's two main archenemies, Greenback and Crumhorn, crossover and come face-to-face for world domination.
153 5 "A Dune with a View" 23 January 1992 (1992-01-23)
The Mark III runs out of fuel, leaving DM and Penfold stranded in the Sahara Desert.
154 6 "Don Coyote and Sancho Penfold" 30 January 1992 (1992-01-30)
While on holiday in Spain, Penfold is kidnapped by a mad Coyote who thinks he is Don Quixote. They go tilting at a windmill that happens to contain Baron Greenback's latest device for world domination.

Series 10 (1992)[edit]

Series 10 episodes were 22 minutes each, and originally aired with no commercial breaks. The book 'The Guinness Book of Classic British TV' by Paul Cornell et al. lists these episodes as a continuation of the ninth series. This was the final series of the show's original run.

No.
overall
No.
for series
Title Original airdate
155 1 "Crumhorn Strikes Back!" 6 February 1992 (1992-02-06)
Dr Crumhorn returns and uses his transformation pills to turn himself into a little girl in an attempt to get Danger Mouse to break into Fort Knox. This episode is seemingly treated as an introduction to Dr Crumhorn; hence it is a possible prequel to "Penfold Transformed" (in his debut appearance).
156 2 "Ants, Trees and...Whoops-a-Daisy!" 13 February 1992 (1992-02-13)
Just as Penfold should be meeting his Aunt at the airport, he and Danger Mouse are sent to the Amazon jungle where a tribe have been sacrificing people to The Great Ant God from Ataxia.
Penfold is captured, and things look grim, but then, Penfold's Aunt arrives from a taxi and tells them all to stop playing silly games.
157 3 "There's a Penfold in my Suit!" 20 February 1992 (1992-02-20)
Penfold puts on Danger Mouse's suit and can't get out, causing Colonel K to think he is Danger Mouse.
Later, DM and Penfold go to Bratislavakia to find out why all the countries of Central Europe have swapped places.
There, they, Greenback and Stiletto all fall foul of a mystical stone that causes people to swap bodies.
158 4 "Rhyme and Punishment" 27 February 1992 (1992-02-27)
Dr Crumhorn "Ka-zonks" DM and Penfold into a hallucinatory world in an attempt to drive them crazy.
159 5 "Pillow Fright!" 5 March 1992 (1992-03-05)
Greenback attempts to take over England with his latest invention...an army of remote control, allergy causing pillows.
160 6 "Heavy Duty" 12 March 1992 (1992-03-12)
Crumhorn invents a chemical that allows him to create land sharks to terrorize London. Things get even more complicated when Penfold gets into the formula.
161 7 "The Intergalactic 147" 19 March 1992 (1992-03-19)
A giant spaceship is spotted heading for Earth. It's part of the "Intergalactic 147" snooker game and it wants to pot the Earth into a black hole.

Revival[edit]

In June 2014 it was announced that a new series was being made for broadcast on CBBC in 2015.[1]

Notes[edit]

  • All the 103 episodes in the first 4 series of were all dated as 1980
  • All the 10 episodes in series 5 of were all dated as 1983
  • For the syndicated market, notably for Nickelodeon, all the 113 episodes in the first 5 series were all dated as 1984
  • All the 6 episodes of in series 7 were all dated as 1985
  • All the 6 episodes of Series 9 and the 7 episodes in Series 10 of were all dated as 1990
  • At the end of the 7th, 9th & 10th series the copyright under the DM logo has changed to COSGROVE HALL PRODUCTIONS instead of the usual 'A Cosgrove/Hall Production' logo with a copyright under that caption.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danger Mouse to return to TV screens". BBC News. Retrieved 17 June 2014.