Penny Crayon

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Penny Crayon
Penny Crayon (animation) titlecard.jpg
Penny Crayon title screen
Created by Peter Maddocks
Voices of Su Pollard
Peter Hawkins
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 12[citation needed]
Executive producer(s) Maddocks Animation
Parkfield Publishing
Running time 10 mins
Original network BBC1
Original release 14 September 1989 – 1 October 1990
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Penny Crayon is a children's television series that was produced for the BBC in the United Kingdom in 1989. It was first broadcast on BBC One from 14 September 1989 to 1 October 1990 and was made by Maddocks Animation, which had previously produced Jimbo and the Jet-Set and The Family-Ness.

Penny Crayon is a twelve episode programme about the adventures of a mischievous schoolgirl who loves to draw. Using the magic crayons she always carries with her she brings everything she draws to life, usually creating a world of chaos for her and best friend Dennis until it's either rubbed out or washed away.

The character of Penny Crayon is voiced by comedy actress Su Pollard and Dennis is voiced by Peter Hawkins.


  1. Tower of London (14 September 1989)
  2. The Cookery Class (21 September 1989)
  3. Circus Lion (28 September 1989)
  4. Amusement Park (5 October 1989)
  5. Waxworks Museum (12 October 1989)
  6. Pantomime (19 October 1989)
  7. Haunted House (26 October 1989)
  8. Silly Daydream (9 November 1989)
  9. Camping Holiday (10 September 1990)
  10. Treasure Hunt (17 September 1990)
  11. A Dickens of A Mess (24 September 1990)
  12. Dog Show (1 October 1990)


  • Penny - Penny is a bright and resourceful schoolgirl who loves drawing. She has magic crayons and pencils that can draw on any surface including brick walls, cave interiors and even the inside of a whale's mouth.
  • Dennis - Penny's best friend. A good-natured simple boy, often to be heard praising Penny's cleverness or bravery

VHS and DVD releases[edit]

In 1989 Parkfield Publishing released two videos from the first Penny Crayon series.

VHS video title Year of release Episodes
Penny Crayon: Volume 1 (MKC 0001) 1989 The Circus Lion, Waxworks Museum, Cookery Class, Pantomime,
Penny Crayon: Volume 2 (MKC 0002) 1989 Tower of London, Amusement Park, Camping Holiday, Treasure Hunt

In 1992, Tring Video UK released three Penny Crayon videos with four episodes on each tape.

VHS video title Year of release Episodes
The Adventures of Penny Crayon: Camping Holiday 1992 Camping Holiday,
The Adventures of Penny Crayon: Dog Show 1992 Dog Show, A Dickens of a Mess, Pantomime, Tower of London
The Adventures of Penny Crayon: Treasure Hunt 1992 Treasure Hunt, Amusement Park, Circus Lion, Silly Daydream

In 1994, Carlton Home Entertainment released a single video with only four episodes.

VHS video title Year of release Episodes
Penny Crayon: As Seen on TV (30073401430) 1994 Camping Holiday, Waxworks Museum, Haunted House, and The Cookery Class

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