|Directed by||Daniel Peacock|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||38|
|Original network||BBC One
|Original release||31 August 2002|
Cavegirl is a British TV series directed by Daniel Peacock. It starred Stacey Cadman, Stephen Marcus, Jennifer Guy, Harry Capehorn and Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty. It followed the adventures of a teenage cavegirl. Although based in the time of cave people there are many references to modern pop culture and in a similar vein to The Flintstones there are many ancient versions of modern inventions featured. Its theme tune is a cover version of Go Wild in the Country, sung by Stacey Cadman. It was produced by Daniel Peacock's Two Hats Productions company, and featured many of the same actors that also appeared in its other productions, such as Harry and Cosh and Billie: Girl from the Future.
The main characters are Cavegirl herself and her family Dad, Mum, Big Sis, Gran and Little Bro. Other tribe members feature prominently. Cavegirl is a pretty, feisty individual and a bit of a tomboy although during the series she begins to become interested in boys and many of the storylines involve her becoming more mature. Big Sis is very interested in her appearance and how boys see her. She is also rather shallow. Dad is the stereotypical rugged caveman, although he is protective of his children, and is the chief of the tribe. Mum is a little dozey and Gran is very young at heart and more than a little crazy. Little Brother is curious about the world and often annoys Cavegirl immensely.
In season 2, Dad has left to look for new hunting grounds, and a new character, "Chief", has replaced him. In a flashback episode near the end of the season it was shown that Dad left Mum in charge, but she lost a bet with "The Chief of the Tribe to the North" and the tribes merged to form a larger one.
- Stacey Cadman – Cavegirl
- Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty – Big Sis
- Stephen Marcus – Dad (season 1)
- Jennifer Guy – Mum
- Kenneth Collard – Chief (season 2)
- Gabrielle Downey – Gran
- Chad Burton – Little Bro
- Brett Goldin – Pigball Star Player
- T.J. Sorrell – Sticks the Saucy
- Paul Leyshon – Trunk the Tasty
- Harry Capehorn – Roast the Rugged
- Tanya Baleson – Netal
- Daniel Peacock – Roast's father
Cavegirl was filmed in Western Cape Province, South Africa, based around Cape Town. Locations included Cederberg, Stadsaal Caves and the pools at Tweede Tol. In 2004 the Cavegirl series won The Children's Award at the BBC's 12th Annual Awards Ceremony for Independent Producers. It was aired on the BBC in the UK, BBC Kids in Canada and British Forces Broadcasting Service throughout the world. The BBC released a DVD and VHS containing some of the episodes entitled Cavegirl Rocks! on 30 June 2003.
The show caused controversy when it first aired as some felt Cadman's character was too scantily clad for a children's television programme. It is rumoured that the BBC press department sent a more provocative teaser to the press, provoking a short mediastorm. No official complaints were ever lodged to the BBC.