The Gingerbread Man (TV series)
|The Gingerbread Man|
|Created by||David Wood|
|Written by||David Wood|
|Directed by||Martin Pullen|
|Creative director(s)||Alan Murphy (art director)|
|Voices of||Andrew Sachs
|Country of origin||England|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||David Yates|
|Camera setup||Simon Paul|
|Running time||10 minutes|
Central Independent Television
|Distributor||Abbey Home Media
(Region 2 DVD-Video)
|Picture format||PAL (576i)|
|Original release||24 April 1992 – 1992|
The series was written by David Wood, adapted from his two-act musical play The Gingerbread Man, which premiered in 1976 at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon, Essex, and went on to great international success. The play is inspired by "The Gingerbread Man", a 19th-century fairy tale.
Andrew Sachs voiced the roles of the Gingerbread Man, Salt the Sailor, and Herr von Cuckoo. Jacqueline Clarke voiced Miss Pepper.
- "The Arrival"
- "Cuckoo's Cuckoo"
- "Sleek the Mouse"
- "Hide and Squeak"
- "A Pinch of Salt"
- "Locked Clock"
- "Weekend Break"
- "Old Bag in Danger"
- "While the Cat's Away"
- "It's Not Fair"
- "The Gingerbread Ghost"
In the United Kingdom, the entire series was first published on two VHS videotapes on 1 September 1992. Various animation compilations on VHS included single episodes. Polygram Video published the entire series on one VHS tape on 24 April 1995.
After including a portion of the series on its VHS animation compilation All Together Now (2001), Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the entire series on one Region 2 DVD titled The Gingerbread Man (12 April 2004).
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