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Created by Ben Steed
Starring Simon Nash
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 14
Running time 30mins
Original network ITV Network (CITV)
Original release 20 January 1990 – 21 May 1992

Kappatoo is a CITV show based on a book by Ben Steed, starring Simon Nash in the dual roles of time traveller from the future Kappatoo and his lookalike, 1990's schoolboy soccer player Simon Cashmere. Andrew O'Connor played the human form of Kappatoo's computer (and also wrote some of the episodes). Rula Lenska played a time-travelling villain. Denise Van Outen and Sarah Alexander appeared in juvenile roles as schoolgirls.[1]

In the show, Kappatoo travels back in time from the 23rd Century to the present to swap places with his identical "time twin" Simon Cashmere in order to cheat in a futuristic sports contest. Kappatoo lives in the past whilst Simon lives in the far off future.

The show premiered on CITV in 1990, with a follow-up series, Kappatoo II, broadcast in 1992. the show was made by Worldwide International TV for Tyne Tees Television.

Filming took place at Heaton Manor School in High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne with characters and extras using authentic school uniform from Heaton Manor School.

The creative team behind Kappatoo did not do much about effects, and a short scene from the first episode which has Kappa freeze time had some extras moving around.


Series 1

  1. A Stitch In Time
  2. Ravages Of Time
  3. Time Slime and Tiswas
  4. Tracey Times Two
  5. Time Fuse
  6. Mean Time
  7. Out of Time

Series 2

  1. Time After Time
  2. It's About Time
  3. Bad Timing
  4. Bang on Time
  5. Wrong Time Wrong Place
  6. Dangerous Times
  7. Home Time


  1. ^ "BBC - Comedy Guide - Kappatoo". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 25 October 2004. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 

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