Galloping Galaxies!

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Galloping Galaxies!
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GenreChildren's, science fiction, comedy
Created byBob Block
Written byBob Block
Directed byJeremy Swan
StarringKenneth Williams
Robert Swales
Priscilla Morgan
Paul Wilce
Nigel Cooke
Sean Caffrey
Michael Deeks
Matthew Sim
James Bree
Julie Dawn Cole
Josie Kidd
Theme music composerJonathan Cohen
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes10
Producer(s)Jeremy Swan
Editor(s)Peter Bird (credited as videotape editor)
Camera setupColin Reid (credited as camera supervisor)
Running time25 minutes
Original networkBBC
Original release1 October 1985 (1985-10-01) –
18 December 1986 (1986-12-18)

Galloping Galaxies! is a British children's television comedy series set on a spaceship that was shown on the BBC from October 1985 to December 1986, comprising two series, of ten episodes in total. It was created and written by Bob Block, the creator of Rentaghost. Jeremy Swan who directed Rentaghost, produced and directed the series. It featured Kenneth Williams in one of his final roles as the voice of the ship's bog-eyed computer, SID.[1] A novelisation of the first series was released by Target Books in 1987,[2] and the second series was announced to follow in book form, but never materialised. No commercial release of the show has ever appeared.[3]


The stories are set in the 25th century, and follow the adventures of the Spaceship Voyager, the computer SID, Captain Pettifer (Robert Swales) and his crew.[4]

Cover blurb of novel: "GALLOPING GALAXIES! is the funniest thing this side of the moons of Saturn and will boldly make you laugh where you have never laughed before!"[2]

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  1. ^ Matty says:. "TV Cream Galloping Galaxies!". Retrieved 24 July 2014.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
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  3. ^ Viewer, Telly (22 March 2014). "Curious British Telly: Galloping Galaxies". Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Galloping Galaxies[01/10/85] (1985) | BFI". Retrieved 24 July 2014.