Dog and Duck (TV series)

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Dog and Duck
Dog and Duck CD cover
Genre Pre-school children
Written by Jonathan Lloyd
Directed by Bob Harvey
Voices of Josie Lawrence
James Fleet
Country of origin Britain
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 195
Production
Executive producer(s) Dan Maddicott
Producer(s) Tracey Mulcrone
Production company(s) United Productions
Meridian Broadcasting
Release
Original network CITV
Original release 2000 – 2003

Dog and Duck is a British pre-school children's television show that was broadcast on CITV between 2000 and 2003.

Description[edit]

Dog and Duck was produced by United Productions, later part of the UNM Group (United News & Media) for Meridian.[1] The show centres on the characters of Dog and Duck, two toys who came alive when their owners were not looking.[2] Other characters in the series included Piano, Tele and Elephant. The show featured a young Carrie Hope Fletcher as Jenny. The series was produced by Tracey Mulcrone and directed by Bob Harvey, with animation from Animated Extras. Josie Lawrence and James Fleet were the voices of Dog and Duck.[3] Dan Maddicott was the executive producer.[4] Jonathan Lloyd was a writer for the show.[5][6] Other voices included John McAndrew, Eve Karpf and Gary Martin. Since 2009, it has had occasional repeats on the CITV channel. There are 195 episodes of 15 minute duration.

Reception[edit]

A review of an episode where the two toys find what they think is a cup belonging to elves was described as "Full of old-fashioned charm".[7]

Video release[edit]

A VHS featuring twelve episodes of Dog and Duck was released by Buena Vista Home Video in 2000, as Dog And Duck - The Best Of Friends.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Barry (2000-08-01). The Writer's Handbook 2001: The Complete Reference for All Writers, Journalists, Publishers, Editors, Screenwriters and Broadcasters. Macmillan UK. p. 348. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  2. ^ David Buckingham; Margaret Scanlon (2003). Education, entertainment, and learning in the home. Open University Press. p. 87. ISBN 0335210082. 
  3. ^ Mike Joyce. "Dog and Duck". Retrieved 2013-06-13.  (Press Release)
  4. ^ "Guardian cartoonist secures TV deal". broadcastnow.co.uk. Media Business Insight Limited. 16 March 2004. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  5. ^ Fountain, Tim (2002). Julie Burchill Is Away. Nick Hern Books. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-85459-675-8. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  6. ^ Whithouse, Toby (2006-09-01). Blue eyes and heels. Oberon Books. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-84002-638-2. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  7. ^ "Dog And Duck". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 

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