Hurricanes (TV series)

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Starring see cast list
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
No. of episodes 65
Running time 30 minutes
(incl. commercials)
Production company(s) DIC Entertainment;
Siriol Productions;
STV Productions
(Scottish Television)
Distributor Bohbot Entertainment
Original network ITV (CITV)
Original release 12 September 1993 (1993-09-12) – 1 January 1997 (1997-01-01)

Hurricanes is an animated series produced by DIC Entertainment, Siriol Productions and Scottish Television.[1] The show was distributed by Bohbot Entertainment for syndication outside of the UK, with Scottish Television controlling the UK rights. The series first aired in 1993 and ended in 1997.


The series focused on a fictional football team headed by the female inheritor of the teams' legacy, Amanda Carey and their coach, Jock Stone. Stone was notably based on Celtic F.C. manager Jock Stein. The series was controversial by including some sensitive storylines including an episode where Jock Stein was covering up child abuse at the football team. During the series, the Hurricanes football team would either be battling a renegade football club, The Gorgons managed by Stavros Garkos, for pitch supremacy or having wild, unpredictable adventures off the field in exotic world touring locations.

Despite such a lengthy episode number, and a cult following among British football fans who watched it faithfully in reruns during the football seasons, the Hurricanes remains a fairly dormant and minor addition to BKN's library, and its impact worldwide is barely minimum, its most memorable aspect being its theme song ("We're the Hurricanes").

The programme which had been aired as a Saturday morning cartoon show in the late 1990s on UPN network and sometimes on Sunday mornings after Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, though it did not see mainstream broadcasting in the United States until the fall of 2012 when Cookie Jar Entertainment, which had acquired the BKN library through a bankruptcy in 2010, added the program to the weekday Cookie Jar-controlled This Is for Kids lineup on the This TV digital subchannel network.

In 2015, STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh began re-airing the show daily and also added the programme to the STV Player.[2]