The Blunders

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The Blunders
GenreChildren's television
Created byColin Voisey
Haydn Morgan
Written byIan Sachs
Directed byIan Sachs
Voices ofFrankie Howerd
Narrated byFrankie Howerd
Composer(s)Chris Stuart
Country of originEngland
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes30
Production
Executive producer(s)Graham Clutterbuck
Producer(s)Barrie Edwards
Editor(s)Robert Dunbar
Camera setupMark Taylor
Running time5 minutes
Production company(s)FilmFair
DistributorCastle Vision (VHS)
Release
Original networkITV
Picture formatPAL (576i)
Audio formatMonaural
Original release22 April 1986 (1986-04-22) –
1987
External links
The Blunders at DHX Media

The Blunders is an animated children's television series co-produced by FilmFair and Central Independent Television, and broadcast on ITV in 1986.

Colin Voisey and Haydn Morgan created the show's characters: Ma Blunder, Pa Blunder, Bobby Blunder, Baby Blunder, a cat named Zebra, a dog named Trouble, and an eye-patched bird named Patch. They all live together in the town of Villa Shambles, where they keep finding trouble because of their clumsiness. In the episode "The Blunder Family Tree", the Blunders find that their ancestors lived in the Roman Empire.[1]

Episode list[edit]

There are 30 episodes in the series:

  • At the Circus
  • An Aunt in Time
  • Beau Blunder
  • A Blunder at the Manor
  • The Blunder Family Tree
  • The Blunder House of Horror
  • A Blunder on the Landscape
  • A Blunder on the Run
  • Bobby and the Prune Stone
  • The Bugs Meringue Gang
  • The Burglar
  • Central Heating
  • Dog Bath
  • Dog Diet
  • Dogs Don't Migrate
  • The Double Act
  • The Gene
  • The Idle Idol
  • Invasion of the Burger Snatchers
  • The Invisible Blunder
  • Life on Spudnock
  • Looking After Doris
  • Lucky
  • Ma Goes Ape
  • Never Kiss a Frog
  • School Report
  • Stage Struck
  • The Trouble with Trouble
  • UFO Spotting
  • Ye Blunder and Ye Dragon

Video releases[edit]

Castle Vision distributed episodes of the series on VHS videotape. Each tape features 10 episodes.

VHS Name Catalogue Number Episodes
The Blunders CVS 4052
  • A Blunder on the Run
  • Lucky
  • Beau Blunder
  • The Invisible Blunder
  • Life On Spudnook
  • School Report
  • Bobby and the Prune Stone
  • An Aunt in Time
  • The Idle Idol
  • Stage Struck
The Blunders PVC 133
  • At the Circus
  • Looking After Doris
  • Central Heating
  • Dog Bath
  • The Blunder House Of Horror
  • Dogs Don’t Migrate
  • Ye Blunder and Ye Dragon
  • U.F.O. Spotting
  • The Trouble With Trouble
  • A Blunder at the Manor

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Blunders: 'The Blunder Family Tree'". BFI Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 5 January 2013.

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