List of Count Duckula episodes

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The following is an episode list of the British television series Count Duckula produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television. It was first shown on ITV during its CITV output on weekday afternoons. Four series were made comprising 65 episodes which aired between 6 September 1988 and 16 February 1993.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Premiere Finale DVD
Region 2 Region 1
1 26 6 September 1988 7 March 1989 17 July 2006 4 October 2005
2 19 12 September 1989 23 January 1990 26 March 2007 N/A
3 13 22 October 1990 21 January 1991 3 September 2007
4 7 5 January 1993 16 February 1993

Series One (1988–1989)[edit]

Note: All the episodes from Series 1 of Count Duckula were dated as 1987.

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Title Original airdate
1 1 "No Sax Please, We're Egyptian!" 6 September 1988 (1988-09-06)
Duckula, Igor and Nanny travel to Egypt in an attempt to recover an ancient artifact known as The Mystic Saxophone.
Note: Dr. Von Goosewing makes a brief appearance inside the pyramid before his first appearance.
2 2 "Vampire Vacation" 13 September 1988 (1988-09-13)
Duckula travels to Spain to meet his pyromaniac cousin and fights the deadliest bull in Spain.
Note: The first official appearance of Dr. Von Goosewing.
3 3 "One Stormy Night" 20 September 1988 (1988-09-20)
Chaos looms in the castle as Goosewing's Frankenstein monster awakens, Nanny hides in the attic, Duckula seeks a snack, Igor gets lost and a stone replica of Duckula's evil ancestor is resurrected!
4 4 "Transylvanian Homesick Blues" 27 September 1988 (1988-09-27)
Duckula, Igor and Nanny take a literal rollercoaster ride through time.
5 5 "Restoration Comedy" 4 October 1988 (1988-10-04)
Bored with the look of the castle, Duckula hires a designer to redecorate the castle with Goosewing not too far behind...
6 6 "The Mutinous Penguins" 11 October 1988 (1988-10-11)
Lost in the Arctic seas, Duckula, Igor and Nanny must survive bloodthirsty pirates, defrosted Vikings and Dr Von Goosewing in order to find their home.
7 7 "Dr. Von Goosewing's Invisible Ray" 18 October 1988 (1988-10-18)
Dr Von Goosewing, along with his new invisible ray, invades the castle in another attempt to kill Duckula.
8 8 "Down Under Duckula" 25 October 1988 (1988-10-25)
While in Australia, Duckula accidentally sells the clock to a wallaby owner and must retrieve it before dawn rises in Transylvania.
9 9 "All in a Fog" 1 November 1988 (1988-11-01)
Inspired to be a detective, Duckula travels to England to solve a mystery, filled with old criminals, a homage to Sherlock Holmes and Goosewing's Fog Machine.
10 10 "Castle Duckula: Open to the Public!" 8 November 1988 (1988-11-08)
Duckula has some money troubles and decides to open Castle Duckula to the public for some extra cash.
11 11 "The Ghost of McCastle McDuckula" 15 November 1988 (1988-11-15)
Duckula, Igor and Nanny, on holiday in Scotland hope to stay at the Glen Sparrows Hotel but Igor takes Duckula to see an old relative, in hope that it will transform him back to his old, evil blood-thirsty ways.
12 12 "Igor's Busy Day" 22 November 1988 (1988-11-22)
An engaged couple spent the night in Castle Duckula, which bores The Count and frustrates Igor.
13 13 "Autoduck" 29 November 1988 (1988-11-29)
Duckula tries to create a world record for the world's fastest car.
14 14 "The Vampire Strikes Back!" 6 December 1988 (1988-12-06)
Duckula meets his hero, space explorer Tremendous Terrance, and ends up being stuck on Planet Cute, much to Igor's displeasure.
15 15 "Hardluck Hotel" 13 December 1988 (1988-12-13)
Duckula goes to stay at a worn out and run down hotel for the weekend but he has cash problems and ends up doing all the work for the manager unaware that Igor and Nanny are also staying there.
16 16 "Hunchbudgie of Notre Dame" 20 December 1988 (1988-12-20)
Duckula, Igor and Nanny are involved in a series of art thefts in Paris mainly because of Gaston & Pierre who have the deeds to the castle. It's up to Duckula & Igor and the Police to solve the mystery.
17 17 "Dear Diary" 3 January 1989 (1989-01-03)
Duckula and Goosewing discover their grandfathers' diaries, and history is sure to repeat itself!
18 18 "Rent a Butler" 10 January 1989 (1989-01-10)
Duckula sells Igor and Nanny to an agency to make some money. All goes well, until he is invited to dinner to the house where Igor and Nanny are serving.
19 19 "Jungle Duck" 17 January 1989 (1989-01-17)
Duckula unwillingly buys a set of encyclopedias and he, Igor and Nanny travel to the jungles of darkest Africa to find the Lost Temple.
20 20 "Mobile Home" 24 January 1989 (1989-01-24)
Thinking he is rebuliding the castle, Duckula accidentally sells it to The Crow Brothers in disguise, brick by brick!
21 21 "A Fright at the Opera" 31 January 1989 (1989-01-31)
During a night out at the Opera, Nanny is kidnapped by the famous Phantom, and it's up to Duckula and Igor (who assisted with the kidnapping) to save her.
22 22 "Dr. Goosewing and Mr. Duck" 7 February 1989 (1989-02-07)
Goosewing creates a formula for carpet stains removal that when accidentally drunk, the victim becomes the complete opposite of their original selves.
Von Goosewing becomes a Vampire, Duckula becomes a real Vampire, Igor is loving and Nanny becomes intelligent.
23 23 "Town Hall Terrors" 14 February 1989 (1989-02-14)
A pair of frightened villagers enter the castle, who make Duckula decide to renovate his home, but he first needs a grant from the Town Hall.
24 24 "Sawdust Ring" 21 February 1989 (1989-02-21)
Duckula, Igor and Nanny join the circus.
Note: Danger Mouse makes a brief non-speaking cameo in this episode as a member of the circus audience.
25 25 "Duck and the Broccoli Stalk" 28 February 1989 (1989-02-28)
Thanks to Goosewing's vegetable grower, Duckula, Igor and Nanny find themselves up a broccoli-stalk and into a giant's castle.
26 26 "A Family Reunion" 7 March 1989 (1989-03-07)
Duckula is chosen to host the family reunion but he's not too keen on the idea as he knows that his relatives will kill him if they discover that he no longer drinks blood and he despises being a vampire, so he decides to fake it.

Series Two (1989–1990)[edit]

Note: All the episodes from Series 2 of Count Duckula were dated as 1988.

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Title Original airdate
27 1 "Ghostly Gold" 12 September 1989 (1989-09-12)
Duckula travels to the black mountains in the Yukon to find treasure and gold.
28 2 "Ducknapped!" 19 September 1989 (1989-09-19)
A ransom note is sent to Castle Duckula stating that The Count had been kidnapped, despite still being in the castle. He shows the note to Nanny, who thinks he HAS been kidnapped.
29 3 "The Lost Valley" 26 September 1989 (1989-09-26)
Duckula, Igor and Nanny go to watch a film called 'The Lost Valley' and get trapped inside the film. In the end of the film, they end up in the commercials.
30 4 "Incredible Shrinking Duck" 3 October 1989 (1989-10-03)
Von Goosewing tries shrinking the Castle to put in a glass snowglobe model, but he loses the snowglobe.
31 5 "Hi-Duck!" 10 October 1989 (1989-10-10)
Duckula, Igor and Nanny take an aeroplane to Nice, which gets hi-jacked by the bumbling French crooks, Gaston and Pierre.
32 6 "Prime-Time Duck" 17 October 1989 (1989-10-17)
Transylvanian Television arrive at the castle to feature it in a Television programme much to Igor's misery. However, Igor is cast as The Count and Nanny as The Countess, meanwhile, the real Count Duckula is cast as all the servants.
33 7 "Bloodsucking Fruit Bats of the Lower Amazon" 24 October 1989 (1989-10-24)
Igor attempts to have the family bat bite Duckula to turn him into a proper vampire again, but when it aspires that the bat is fully trained, he tricks The Count into going to the Amazon to find another bat.
34 8 "The Count and the Pauper – I Ain't Gonna Work on Maggot's Farm No More!" 31 October 1989 (1989-10-31)
Duckula is sick of life at the castle and plans to leave Transylvania, but during a walk, he bumps into Sid Quack – an incredible lookalike – and they both decide to swap roles for a while, Duckula as a hard working, underprivileged farm-boy, while Sid becomes a spoilt, rich Aristocrat.
35 9 "Arctic Circles" 7 November 1989 (1989-11-07)
Duckula travels to the North Pole and fires Igor for a penguin butler called Jyves.
36 10 "Transylvania Take-Away" 14 November 1989 (1989-11-14)
Duckula, Igor and Nanny head to China in search of missing treasure.
37 11 "Whodunnit?" 21 November 1989 (1989-11-21)
Duckula gets a letter stating that his Great-Uncle had died, when he goes to the reading of the will, it transpires that his uncle was murdered, and when The Count can't recall where he was on the night of the murder, he believes he killed him, confessing to Igor that he wants to be a true vampire again.
38 12 "No Yaks Please, We're Tibetan!" 28 November 1989 (1989-11-28)
The trio climb the Himalayas, despite warnings about a Yeti.
39 13 "Beau Duckula" 5 December 1989 (1989-12-05)
Duckula joins the French foreign Legion.
40 14 "Mississippi Duck" 12 December 1989 (1989-12-12)
Count Duckula and his servants travel onto a steamboat in the River Mississippi, where he tries to become a jazz trumpet player. However, this wasn't what everyone else on the boat had in mind...
41 15 "Amnesiac Duck" 19 December 1989 (1989-12-19)
Duckula falls down a hole in the castle's cellar causing amnesia, which leads to him lusting for blood once again!
42 16 "The Mysteries of the Wax Museum" 2 January 1990 (1990-01-02)
The Mad Scientist creates a robot doubles of Duckula, Igor and Nanny to rob the Bank of England.
43 17 "The Return of the Curse of the Secret of the Mummy's Tomb Meets Frankenduckula's Monster and the Wolf-Man and the Intergal-actic Cabbage..." 9 January 1990 (1990-01-09)
Duckula is chased by an alien cabbage, a werewolf, a mummy, Frakenstein's monster, Von Goosewing, and some angry villagers. Just an average day in Castle Duckula, then.
44 18 "The Lost City of Atlantis" 16 January 1990 (1990-01-16)
The trio find the Lost City of Atlantis.
45 19 "Bad Luck, Duck" 23 January 1990 (1990-01-23)
Duckula's attempts at showing Nanny that superstitions are complete nonsense cause him a lot of pain.

Series Three (1990–1991)[edit]

Note: All the episodes from Series 3 of Count Duckula were dated as 1989.

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Title Original airdate
46 1 "Private Beak" 22 October 1990 (1990-10-22)
Duckula becomes a private detective in Chicago.
47 2 "Astro Duck" 29 October 1990 (1990-10-29)
Duckula's new computer causes problems for TRASH (the Transylvanian Space Authority) and ends up landing the castle on the moon.
48 3 "Unreal Estate" 5 November 1990 (1990-11-05)
Duckula is fed up with the Castle crumbling around him so he decides to sell it, much to Igor's horror, in Hollywood.
NOTE: This was in fact the pilot episode which like many of Cosgrove Hall was created as a test that wasn't meant to be shown to public, just for test audience, but was later made into part of season 3. As a result, the animation style is much different in most scenes (closer to "Danger Mouse" style), much of first half of the episode is spent on exposition and the very first scene with Von Goosewing shows him discovering from the news paper that Duckula was reincarnated. Duckula himself appears to be new to the fact of being a vampire (for example, is surprised by the fact he can teleport by will). The harmonica scene from the intro also appears in the episode in full version and proper context. [1]
49 4 "Bombay Duck (or 1,001 Transylvanian Nights)" 12 November 1990 (1990-11-12)
Duckula gets tricked by a fake Genie into going to India.
50 5 "There Are Werewolves at the Bottom of Our Garden" 19 November 1990 (1990-11-19)
The castle's werewolf has escaped and it's up to Igor and Nanny to get it back before Duckula finds out.
Note: This episode was aired as part of CITV's Old Skool Weekend Marathon.
51 6 "Duck Ahoy" 26 November 1990 (1990-11-26)
Duckula enters a boat race hoping to win the prize money and as usual, things don't go to plan.
52 7 "The Great Ductective" 3 December 1990 (1990-12-03)
Goosewing tries to frame Duckula for a relative's murder with the help of Detectives Soames & Potson.
53 8 "Dead Eye Duck" 10 December 1990 (1990-12-10)
Duckula becomes a deputy in the Wild West.
54 9 "The Show Must Go On!" 17 December 1990 (1990-12-17)
Duckula decides to become an actor and stages the story of Jack and the Magic Walnut at the castle with himself as Jack, Nanny as The Good Fairy, Igor as The Giant and The Crow Brothers as Mushrooms, Magic Elves and Wood Pixies.
55 10 "A Christmas Quacker" 26 December 1990 (1990-12-26)
Duckula is visited by both Father Christmas (otherwise known as Santa Claus) and Von Goosewing at the Castle on Christmas Day.
56 11 "The Rest Is History!" 7 January 1991 (1991-01-07)
Duckula travels back in time to stop the first Count Duckula from becoming a vampire.
57 12 "00 Duck" 14 January 1991 (1991-01-14)
The Egg decides to steal Castle Duckula to take over the world.
58 13 "Mystery Cruise" 21 January 1991 (1991-01-21)
Nanny wins tickets to go on a cruise, but the trio become a nuisance for the other passengers.

Series Four (1993)[edit]

Thames Television ceased broadcasting on New Year's Eve 1992 to be replaced by Carlton Television. After 1992, Thames became an independent production company, making programmes commissioned from broadcasters. Although Thames Television produced the last seven episodes, It was still a requirement to have a ITV franchise to allowed such programmes onto the ITV network. Thames Television for Central Television presented for ITV.

When the third DVD boxset was released in the UK by Fremantle Media, the seven episodes which make up Series 4 were added to Series 3. All episodes that make up Series 4 were dated 1989.

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Title Original airdate
59 1 "Around the World in a Total Daze!" 5 January 1993 (1993-01-05)
Von Goosewing, with the help of world famous explorer, Sibellious Smogg challenges Duckula to a race around the world.
60 2 "Manhattan Duck" 12 January 1993 (1993-01-12)
Castle Duckula mistakenly lands in the middle of New York, on top of all places, a department store, and Count Duckula makes a bit of money by selling the contents of the house. The only problem is getting back the clock, an important part of the castle's travelling mechanism-has been sold too!
61 3 "Alps-a-Daisy!" 19 January 1993 (1993-01-19)
Duckula tries to impress a group of rich girls by winning all the winter sports.
62 4 "Prince Duckula" 26 January 1993 (1993-01-26)
After an accidental TV appearance, The Count is approached to play a Prince in a Hollywood film.
63 5 "Venice a Duck, Not a Duck!" 2 February 1993 (1993-02-02)
In Venice, the Egg plans to get his revenge on Duckula by asking all his adversaries from the past (minus Von Goosewing), to plan a nasty end for The Count.
64 6 "A Mountie Always Gets His Duck!" 9 February 1993 (1993-02-09)
Duckula travels to Canada to become a Mountie and to help an old friend, Geoffrey to arrest and lock up a French villain on the run.
65 7 "The Zombie Awakes!" 16 February 1993 (1993-02-16)
Dr Quackbrain lures Duckula to his dream machine for his greatest experiment, to peer inside the dreams of a real vampire (unaware that The Count is unlike any of his ancestors).

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