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
Narrated by Enn Reitel
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network BBC One
Original release 21 December 1988 (21 December 1988) – 26 April 1989 (26 April 1989)

Barney is a short-lived British 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 the show only lasted one series.

Characters[edit]

  • Barney: (Voiced by Tim Brooke-Taylor) An Old English Sheepdog 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.
  • Francine: (Voiced by Jan Ravens)
  • 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.

Episodes[edit]

Episode Title Original airdate Production number
1 "Barney's Christmas Surprise" 21 December 1988 (1988-12-21) 1
2 "Barney Gets into Mischief" 8 February 1989 (1989-02-08) 2
3 "Barney's Hungry Day" 15 February 1989 (1989-02-15) 3
4 "Barney's Treasure Hunt" 22 February 1989 (1989-02-22) 4
5 "Barney's Forgotten Birthday" 1 March 1989 (1989-03-01) 5
6 "Barney Nabs a Crook" 8 March 1989 (1989-03-08) 6
7 "Barney's Big Spring Clean" 15 March 1989 (1989-03-15) 8
8 "Barney's TV Act" 22 March 1989 (1989-03-22) 7
9 "Barney the TV Director" 29 March 1989 (1989-03-29) 9
10 "Barney's Winter Holiday" 5 April 1989 (1989-04-05) 10
11 "Barney Goes to the Seaside" 12 April 1989 (1989-04-12) 11
12 "Barney Gets a Visitor" 19 April 1989 (1989-04-19) 13
13 "Barney on TV" 26 April 1989 (1989-04-26) 12

VHS Releases[edit]

In 6 November 1989, the BBC released a single video cassette with 12 episodes of Barney.

VHS Name Catalogue Number Release Date Episodes
Barney: Barney Gets Into Mischief BBCV 4272 6 November 1989 Barney Gets Into Mischief, Barney's Hungry Day,
Barney's Treasure Hunt, Barney's Forgotten Birthday,
Barney Nabs A Crook, Barney's TV Act,
Barney's Big Spring Clean, Barney the TV Director,
Barney's Winter Holiday, Barney Goes to the Seaside,
Barney Gets A Visitor, Barney on TV

On 1 June 1999 Castle Music Ltd released a home video cassette with all 13 episodes of Barney.

VHS Name Catalogue Number Release Date Episodes
Barney: The Dog with Stars in his Eyes CHV 2018 1 June 1999 Barney's Christmas Surprise,
Barney Gets Into Mischief, Barney's Hungry Day, Barney's Treasure Hunt, Barney's Forgotten Birthday,
Barney Nabs A Crook, Barney's TV Act,
Barney's Big Spring Clean, Barney the TV Director,
Barney's Winter Holiday, Barney Goes to the Seaside,
Barney on TV, Barney Gets A Visitor

On 22 April 2002, Rights Entertainment (a division of Entertainment Rights distributed by Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd) released a single video with 8 stories of Barney.

VHS Name Catalogue Number Release Date Episodes
Barney: Barney Gets Into Mischief and other stories 9058903 22 April 2002 Barney Gets Into Mischief, Barney's Hungry Day,
Barney's Treasure Hunt, Barney's Forgotten Birthday,
Barney Nabs A Crook, Barney's TV Act,
Barney's Big Spring Clean, Barney the TV Director.

DVD Releases[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

1.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480282/ Barney 1988-89 TV series