The Blunders

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The Blunders
GenreChildren's television series
Created byColin Voisey
Haydn Morgan
Written byIan Sachs
Directed byIan Sachs
Voices ofFrankie Howerd
Narrated byFrankie Howerd
ComposerChris Stuart
Country of originEngland
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes30
Executive producerGraham Clutterbuck
ProducerBarrie Edwards
EditorRobert Dunbar
Camera setupMark Taylor
Running time5 minutes
Production companyFilmFair
Original networkITV (CITV)
Original release22 April (1986-04-22) –
4 June 1986 (1986-06-04)

The Blunders is an animated children's television series co-produced by FilmFair and Central Independent Television, and broadcast on ITV in 1986. It was written and directed by Ian Sachs.

Colin Voisey and Haydn Morgan created the show's characters: Ma Blunder, Pa Blunder, Bobby Blunder, Baby Blunder, a cat named Zebra, a dog named Trouble, and an eye-patched bird named Patch. The comedian Frankie Howerd did all their voices. They all live together in the town of Villa Shambles, where they keep finding trouble because of their clumsiness. In the episode "The Blunder Family Tree", the Blunders find that their ancestors lived in the Roman Empire.[1]


No.TitleOriginal air date
1"At the Circus"22 April 1986 (1986-04-22)
2"Looking After Doris"23 April 1986 (1986-04-23)
3"Central Heating"24 April 1986 (1986-04-24)
4"Dog Bath"25 April 1986 (1986-04-25)
5"House of Horror"28 April 1986 (1986-04-28)
6"Dogs Don't Migrate"29 April 1986 (1986-04-29)
7"Ye Blunder and Ye Dragon"30 April 1986 (1986-04-30)
8"U.F.O. Spotting"1 May 1986 (1986-05-01)
9"The Trouble with Trouble"2 May 1986 (1986-05-02)
10"At the Manor"6 May 1986 (1986-05-06)
11"On the Run"7 May 1986 (1986-05-07)
12"Lucky"8 May 1986 (1986-05-08)
13"Beau Blunder"9 May 1986 (1986-05-09)
14"The Invisible Blunder"12 May 1986 (1986-05-12)
15"Life of Spudnook"13 May 1986 (1986-05-13)
16"School Report"14 May 1986 (1986-05-14)
17"Bobby and the Prune Stone"15 May 1986 (1986-05-15)
18"An Aunt in Time"16 May 1986 (1986-05-16)
19"The Idle Idol"19 May 1986 (1986-05-19)
20"Stage Struck"20 May 1986 (1986-05-20)
21"Dog Diet"21 May 1986 (1986-05-21)
22"The Burglar"22 May 1986 (1986-05-22)
23"Never Kiss a Frog"23 May 1986 (1986-05-23)
24"The Double Act"27 May 1986 (1986-05-27)
25"The Blunder Family Tree"28 May 1986 (1986-05-28)
26"The Genie"29 May 1986 (1986-05-29)
27"The Bugs Meringue Gang"30 May 1986 (1986-05-30)
28"Ma Goes Ape"2 June 1986 (1986-06-02)
29"Invasion of the Burglar Snatchers"3 June 1986 (1986-06-03)
30"On the Landscape"4 June 1986 (1986-06-04)

Home releases[edit]

Castle Vision distributed episodes of the series on VHS videotape. Each tape features 10 episodes.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Blunders: 'The Blunder Family Tree'". BFI Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 26 May 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2013.


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