Engie Benjy

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Engie Benjy
Genre Children's television show
Opening theme "Engie Benjy"
Ending theme "Engie Benjy" (Instrumental)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Production
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Cosgrave Hall Films
CITV
Distributor CITV
Release
Original network CITV
Original release September 4, 2002 (2002-09-04) – September 6, 2004 (2004-09-06)

Engie Benjy is a pre-school children's television show, broadcast on ITV's children's strand, CITV. Engie Benjy is a blue haired boy, a mechanic who helps fix problems with his friends' vehicles. His dog is Jollop and his breakdown van is Dan the Van. Other characters include Driver Dottie, Astronaut Al and Farmer Fred. The vehicles included in the show are Dan the breakdown van, Gus the bus, Mike the bike, Shane the plane, Ploat the boat, Macta the tractor, Big Rig the truck and Jason the spaceship.[1]

The main character voices were provided by television double act, Ant and Dec. In the first series Dec voiced the title role of Engie Benjy while Ant voiced his dog, Jollop. In the third series another character was added for Ant to voice called Trucker Troy, Engie Benjy's cousin.[2] Astronaut Al was voiced by Les Dennis, Driver Dottie by Teresa Gallagher, and Fisherman Fin and Messenger Mo by David Holt.[2]

The theme tune was composed and sung by Clint Boon, the keyboard player with the Inspiral Carpets, with character voices by Ant and Dec.[3]

The show was created by Bridget Appleby at Cosgrove Hall Films, and first shown on CITV,[2] and it is also seen on Nick Jr.[1] Four series of 13 episodes were made, with first broadcasts from 2002 to 2005.[2] It has been sold in over 80 territories worldwide.[citation needed]

In Canada, the show was aired on YTV. It was seen on the VHS Tape Release from VCI and Right Entertainment in 2009.[citation needed]

Six DVDs of episodes were issued between 2003 and 2005.[2]

In 2009, Engie Benjy along with several other well known children's characters appeared on The Official BBC Children in Need Medley by Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band.

Series guide[edit]

  • Series 1: 13 episodes - First shown from 4 September 2002[2]
  • Series 2: 13 episodes - First shown from 9 September 2003[citation needed]
  • Series 3: 13 episodes - First shown from 22 March 2004[citation needed]
  • Series 4: 13 episodes - First shown from 6 September 2004[citation needed]

Episodes[edit]

Series One[edit]

  1. Jollop to the Rescue
  2. Sleepwalking
  3. Panic at Sea
  4. Lift Off Day
  5. Painting Spaceship
  6. Plane Come Home
  7. The Spot
  8. Dirty Windows
  9. Jollop Mixtures
  10. Nightlight
  11. Message for Bike
  12. Job Swap
  13. Jollop Alone
  14. New Shoes for Spaceship

Series Two[edit]

  1. Buses Need Holidays Too
  2. Bad Hand Day
  3. Check Up Day
  4. Pete's New Plane
  5. Blooming Balloons
  6. Ice Fishing
  7. Gobstoppers
  8. Silly Bus Mood
  9. Who's Been Landing on My Mountain?
  10. Boat Takes a Trip
  11. Astronaut Jollop
  12. Snow Fun

Series Three[edit]

  1. The Big Sleep
  2. Skyball
  3. Flying High
  4. Bus for a Day
  5. Spaceship Blues
  6. Harvest Helpers
  7. Traffic Trouble
  8. Boat's Fishy Friend
  9. A Horn for Spaceship
  10. Cupcake Catchers
  11. The Doughnut Downpour
  12. Double Trouble
  13. Boisterous Bike

Series Four[edit]

  1. Share and Share Alike
  2. Hide and See-Saw
  3. The Sea Sneezes
  4. The Great Race
  5. Splish Splosh Bus
  6. Jollop in the Driving Seat
  7. Night of the Sherbet Stars
  8. Big Rig's Big Mess
  9. The Big Kite Flight
  10. The Night Flight
  11. Lost Horizon
  12. Dan Day
  13. Snow Daze

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Engie Bengy". Nick Jr - Shows. Nickelodeon UK Ltd. 2005. Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Diamond, Frazer. "TV Toons - Engie Bengy". Toonhound. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Newsletter". The Clintboon.com Experience. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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