Pigeon Street

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Pigeon Street
Genre Children
Voices of George Layton
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Location(s) UK
Running time 15 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC
Picture format Colour
Original run 10 February 1981 – 17 December 1981

Pigeon Street is an animated children's television series originally shown on the BBC in 1981 as part of its 'See-Saw' strand for pre-schoolers. There were two series with eight and five episodes respectively, each programme lasting fifteen minutes. The series has been repeated a number of times.

The animation was created by Alan Rogers and Peter Lang of the Cut-Out Animation Co., who later went on to do a nursery rhyme series with similar animation called Rub-A-Dub-Dub. Voices were performed by George Layton, with additional voices by John Telfer. Music was by Benni Lees, and played by Soulyard.

The shows featured the everyday adventures of a group of characters living on Pigeon Street, an area of flats and terraced housing in a British city, also home to several pigeons which appeared in each show but only occasionally featured in the plot.

Characters included Clara the long distance lorry driver, her cohabiting partner Hugo the chef, Mr Baskerville the detective, Mr Jupiter the astronomer, Mr Macadoo the petshop owner and two twins, Molly and Polly, who were only distinguishable by the letter M and P on their jumpers.

Episode Listing[edit]

  • All in a day's work (10 February 1981)
  • A light in the sky (17 February 1981)
  • Pigeon at sea (24 February 1981)
  • Can I have my ball back? (3 March 1981)
  • Noisy neighbours (10 March 1981)
  • Pigeon post (17 March 1981)
  • A cold day (24 March 1981)
  • Somewhere to eat (31 March 1981)
  • Down with the car park (19 November 1981)
  • The flood (26 November 1981)
  • Hobbies (3 December 1981)
  • Springtime for Hugo (10 December 1981)
  • Getting away (17 December 1981)

Alan and Peter went on creating many animations for programmes like Words and Pictures, Numbertime, Rosie and Jim, Hotch Potch House, Rat-A-Tat-Tat and The Number Crew.

Credits[edit]

  • Written by: Michael Cole
  • With the Voices of: George Layton, John Telfer
  • Music Composed by: Benni Lees
  • And Played by: Soulyard
  • Sound by: Andrè Jaquemin, Peter Hodges, Rod Guest
  • Edited by: Grahame Scoular, John McNelly, Alec Jeakins
  • Animation by: Peter Lang
  • Design by: Alan Rogers
  • Production by: David Yates, Alan Rogers
  • A David Yates Production
  • © BBC MCMLXXXI

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