Oakie Doke

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Oakie Doke
Genre Children's
Created by Cosgrove Hall Films
Written by Jimmy Hibbert
Directed by Series 1 - Brian Little
Series 2 - Ellen Meske
Voices of David Holt
Kate Harbour
Composer(s) Ernie Wood
Country of origin United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, and Mexico
Original language(s) English, Italian, French, Breton, and Spanish
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 28
Production
Executive producer(s) Brian Cosgrove, Mark Hall, Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Producer(s) Jackie Cockle
Running time 10 minutes
Production company(s) Cosgrove Hall Films
Rever
Maximo Producciones
BLT Productions
Winnie Ollan Animation
BBC Worldwide
Release
Original channel BBC, CBeebies, CBC Television, and Telemundo
Picture format Stop Motion
Original release 7 September 1995 – 18 December 1996

Oakie Doke was a children's television programme that was broadcast from September 1995 until December 1996 on the BBC. It was produced by Cosgrove Hall Productions and was shown in stop motion animation. The show ran for two series, each containing 14 episodes.

Characters[edit]

  • A friendly folk - called Oakie Doke
  • A Mole family - Mr. Manny, Mrs. Milly, Marcia, Marcus
  • A Mice family (The Corncrackers) - Albert, Rose, Root, Snoot and Hickory
  • A Frog family - Moses, Neptune, Abel and Grannie Annie who pushes around a bowl containing two tadpoles, on a pram
  • A Hedgehog family (The Tickles) - Mrs. Tickle, Lizzie, Libby and Shrimp
  • A Squirrel family - Rufus, Rain and their baby squirrel called Hazel
  • Two mischievous gray squirrels - Dave and Denzil who communicate frequently with a cups and string phone.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Oakie Doke was a character who lived in an oak tree. His head was an acorn and an Oak leaf covered his upper body. His skin was a light green and he had distinctive rosy cheeks. He was a friendly character and a well-respected member of the forest. He slides down the slide around his treehouse everyday and his friends includes squirrels, mice, toads, hedgehogs and moles.

At the start of the show, one of his friends would ring a bell at the bottom of his tree, which would wake him up. He would then ride a slide that wound round the trunk of the tree to the bottom. The episode then began. On a typical episode, there would be a friend who had an everyday problem in the woods, and Oakie would immediately come to their aid. There was usually a dilemma, but he would help them and was often assisted by his friends from the forest. Many of the problems that arose were a result of the actions of Dave and Denzil who were known to carry actions out without considering the consequences. However, they usually showed some remorse when Oakie later confronted the pair about their behaviour.

Towards the end of each episode, after Oakie had helped solve the problem, he would state: "Well, it's like I always say...", followed by a rhyming phrase. This phrase would be in relation to the solution of the problem. This was greeted with approving laughter and applause from whoever was present at the time.

Languages are:

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Norwegian
  • Spanish

Oakie Doke's VHS & DVD Releases

The Complete Series 1/2 Episodes 1-7

  • Oakie Doke and the Lonely Mouse
  • Oakie Doke and the Nut Mystery
  • Oakie Doke and the Party
  • Oakie Doke and the Birthday Cake
  • Oakie Doke and the Hiccups
  • Oakie Doke and the Hat Hunt
  • Oakie Doke and the Scooter
  • Oakie Doke and the Wheelbarrow Nut
  • Oakie Doke and the Missing Mouse
  • Oakie Doke and the Little Helpers
  • Oakie Doke and the Burnt Pizzas
  • Oakie Doke and the Talking Stone
  • Oakie Doke and the New Pet
  • Oakie Doke and the Birthday Surprise

The Complete Series 1/2 Episodes 8-13

  • Oakie Doke and the Cheeky Breeze
  • Oakie Doke and the Orchestra
  • Oakie Doke and the Treasure Hunt
  • Oakie Doke and the Monster
  • Oakie Doke and the Jam Puddle
  • Oakie Doke and the Wishing Well
  • Oakie Doke and the Runaway Bowls
  • Oakie Doke and the Oakie Hollows Fete
  • Oakie Doke and the Helpful Mouse
  • Oakie Doke and the Go Kart Race
  • Oakie Doke and the Messy Day
  • Oakie Doke and the Shooting Star

Oakie Doke (VHS)

  • Oakie Doke and the Lonely Mouse
  • Oakie Doke and the Nut Mystery
  • Oakie Doke and the Party
  • Oakie Doke and the Scooter
  • Oakie Doke and the Treasure Hunt

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

# Title Air Date
1 "Oakie Doke and the Lonely Mouse" 7 September 1995
A tailless mouse named Hickory is looking for a home. After rescuing Snoot's tail stuck from a tree root, Hickory is adopted by the Corncracker Family.
2 "Oakie Doke and the Nut Mystery" 14 September 1995
Doke assists Rufus to find his missing nut stash and Root using Manny's detector. They find Root in a hollow tree along with the nut stash Dave and Denzil stole. Surrounded by a pile of nuts was young Root.
3 "Oakie Doke and the Party" 21 September 1995
Rose is not able to cook pizzas for Oakie Hollow's Home Down due to her broken oven. Manny finds out that Snoot stuffed Grannie Annie's hat down the pipe. Marcus, Root and Oakie needs to fix this oven ready for the pizzas to cook, Oakie and all the family come to the Oakie Hollows Party
4 "Oakie Doke and the Birthday Cake" 28 September 1995
Mrs Tickle has a cold this morning. Doke gets some help to make preparations for Lizzie's Birthday Party, but Mrs Tickle already has a surprise for Lizzie.
5 "Oakie Doke and the Hiccups" 5 October 1995
Moses gets the hiccups from drinking Granny Annie's unready lemonade. Doke's methods to cure it don't work, but the sight of Lizzie's statue of Doke does.
6 "Oakie Doke and the Hat Hunt" 12 October 1995
Granny Annie accidentally loses her hat at the bottom of the pond. Everyone participates in a competition to get fish the hat out for a grand prize.
7 "Oakie Doke and the Scooter" 19 October 1995
Inspired by a story, Doke builds a scooter to help with deliveries. When Dave and Denzil try it, the scooter lands in the pond, but they get it back and clean it up.
8 "Oakie Doke and the Cheeky Breeze" 26 October 1995
On a very windy day, Doke and Marcia go on a trip to retrieve all the clothes blown away, while Root is mistakes the moaning of the wind for a ghost.
9 "Oakie Doke and the Orchestra" 2 November 1995
Doke delivers to Granny Annie some bottles for her then ruined lemonade. He stops by to teach the animals to make music and they all form an orchestra.
10 "Oakie Doke and the Treasure Hunt" 9 November 1995
Doke starts up a game for the animal children, while does some chores for their parents and Root throws a conker down the manhole. Root gets a bit lost retrieving the last item, but Manny helps him out.
11 "Oakie Doke and the Monster" 16 November 1995
Doke sits the tadpoles for Grannie Annie and Shrimp for Mrs. Tickle. Meanwhile Scoot spots what she thinks is a monster, but it's Lizzie's papier-mâché mask.
12 "Oakie Doke and the Jam Puddle" 23 November 1995
Doke to minds Mrs. Tickle's shop while looking after Shrimp and Root. Later Shrimp goes off with the entire jam supply.
13 "Oakie Doke and the Wishing Well" 30 November 1995
Dave and Denzil establish a wishing well to collect nuts from wish makers. Doke finds out about this and tricks Dave and Denzil into thinking those wishes do come true.

Season 2[edit]

# Title Air Date
1 "Oakie Doke and the Wheelbarrow Nut" 25 September 1996
2 "Oakie Doke and the Missing Mouse" 2 October 1996
3 "Oakie Doke and the Little Helpers" 9 October 1996
Doke is tired today and falls asleep missing his chores. The village children attempt to do the chores themselves instead.
4 "Oakie Doke and the Burnt Pizzas" 16 October 1996
Root is still stuck today while Granddad Albert and Oakie Doke pulls the pizzas out. Granny Toad's wheel fell off and Abel Toad had speaking to Oakie Doke. Root have a go kart with Moses Toad as he going faster and faster.
5 "Oakie Doke and the Talking Stone" 23 October 1996
In the middle of a painting competition, Dave and Denzil give a painted stone a monsterous impression. When the joke is over, they become judges of the competition.
6 "Oakie Doke and the New Pet" 30 October 1996
Root keeps losing his newfound pets, while Doke keeps losing his breakfast. Oakie mends the pipe with the squirrels, Oakie gets a new piece of wood for Albert's new walking stick and Oakie takes back Marcus's book of inventions Finally at the Moles, Root and Doke get their needs. Doke and Root eats some pets
7 "Oakie Doke and the Birthday Surprise" 6 November 1996
8 "Oakie Doke and the Runaway Bowls" 13 November 1996
9 "Oakie Doke and the Oakie Hollows Fete" 20 November 1996
Everyone is having a Oakie Hollows Fete contest. Oakie Doke met Granny Toad and Oakie Doke and everyone is having a win the cake in the competition.
10 "Oakie Doke and the Helpful Mouse" 27 November 1996
Everyone is having a Helpful Mouse Contest at Rose's Party. Root helps Hickory. Unfortunatelly, Root has the flags fall off the top and Root helps Snoot. Unfortunatelly, Root has the berries fall off the table. Snoot was very angry with Root. Granddad Albert have a chuckled. Oakie Doke and Root finds a flowers, a berries and a jam tarts and taking the Helpful Mouse Contest at Rose's Party. Everyone loves the jam tarts.
11 "Oakie Doke and the Go Cart Race" 4 December 1996
Everyone is having a go cart race and faster and faster. Oakie Doke wanted to win the prize cake for everyone.
12 "Oakie Doke and the Messy Day" 11 December 1996
During Doke's work, Moses and Neptune cause accidents and make mess on Doke all the while trying to keep themselves clean.
13 "Oakie Doke and the Shooting Star" 18 December 1996
The Corncrackers spot a shooting star in the night sky. Scoot and Hickory trick Root with a pretend flying saucer. In response Root tricks them with a spaceman costume.

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