Wolf It

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Wolf It
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Wolf It title caption
Created by Ged Allen, Don Austen & John Ecclestone
Starring

Don Austen

John Eccleston
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 35
Production
Producer(s) Ged Allen
Running time 25 min
Production company(s) STV Productions
(Scottish Television)
Release
Original network ITV Network (CITV)
Picture format 576i 4:3
Original release 1993 – 1996

Wolf It was a TV series produced by Scottish Television and broadcast on CITV for 4 series between 1993 and 1996. The show was spin off from the Saturday morning TV series What's Up Doc? and features Bro and Bro, two English wolves who featured regularly in the aforementioned show. The programme was filmed in and around the Maidstone television studios, where it was also set, with Bro & Bro having set up home in a film vault.

The wolves called each other "Bro". Their real names were never heard, as there was always some noise which would mask whatever was being said by any person who was saying their names at the time.

The show replaced Rolf's Cartoon Club, and like the previous show, also showed cartoons, all from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series, which ITV owned the rights to at the time, 2 shorts were shown each episode.

Bro and Bro were played by Don Austen and John Eccleston. Despite Eccleston's shoes being filled on the original What's Up Doc? (series 3 onwards) by Dave Chapman, best known perhaps for playing Otis the Aardvark as well as multiple characters on Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow. Eccleston continued to perform his character for subsequent series of Wolf It!

Series 3 and 4 were known as Wolf It: The Next Generation.

Releases[edit]

In 1994, a video was released containing 4 episodes from the first series, albeit without the cartoon shorts. However, apart from this, there have been no further releases, and the episodes have not been rerun.

Trivia[edit]

Transmission guide[edit]

  • Series 1: 13 editions from 4 November 1993 – 10 February 1994
  • Series 2: 12 editions from 21 September 1994 – 7 December 1994
  • Renamed Wolf it - The Next Generation
  • Series 3: 8 editions from 23 August 1995 – 11 October 1995
  • Series 4: 4 editions from 28 August 1996 – 18 September 1996