|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|Original channel||BBC One|
|Original run||Original series:
2015 – present
The plot revolved around the various adventures of a family of furry characters called The Flumps. It was created and written by Julie Holder and narrated by Gay Soper. The theme tune was played by George Chisholm on the trombone.
In 1978 The BBC released a record, The Flumps, REC 309, that had 4 stories from the TV series narrated and sung by Gay Soper: Keep Fit, Balloons, Moon Shot & Something Different.
In 2000, The Flumps was released on DVD. During early 2008, the theme tune was used in a series of adverts for Auto Trader magazine in the UK. These adverts were run again in Q3 2009.
In August 2013 it was announced there were plans to revive The Flumps as a full-time series, a producer and animation studio to be announced in due course. At the moment television rights are hoped to be secured in preparation for a full series to be broadcast in Autumn 2015.
On 26 June 2014 the former rights owner Flump Studios Ltd announced plans for them to buy the rights again along with Powerhouse Financial LLP, they have currently just agreed a 3-6 year brand consultancy deal with Maximum Brands (1066) Limited.
The various flumps were:
- Grandpa Flump, who played a Flumpet (a type of trumpet),
- Father Flump, a keen gardener
- Mother Flump, often seen cooking in the kitchen
- Posie, a child Flump (a girl)
- Perkin, a child Flump (a boy)
- Pootle, a child Flump (the youngest; a boy)
- The Cloud
- The Magnet
- Get Your Skates On
- Moon Shot
- Keep Fit
- Something Different
- Lend A Hand
- Quiet Please
- Grandfather's Birthday
- What A Carrot
- Where's Grandfather?
Simon Sheridan The A to Z of Classic Children's Television (Reynolds & Hearn books, 2004, reprinted 2007) ISBN 1-903111-27-7. Features a chapter on the series and an interview with voice-over actress Gay Soper.