Joshua Jones (TV series)

Joshua Jones
Created by Rob Lee
Written by Bob Wilson
Starring George Layton, Barbara Flynn (voice)
Music by Ben Heneghan, Ian Lawson
Country of origin Wales
Producer(s) Ian Frampton, John Walker
Editor(s) William Oswald, Jane Murrell, Ellen Pierce Lewis
Running time 10 minutes
Original network BBC1 (UK)
ABC (Australia)
Original release 17 September 1991 – 3 December 1991 (Wales) – 7 January 1992 – 24 March 1992 (UK)

Joshua Jones was a Welsh stop-motion children's drama television series, made by Bumper Films (the creators of Rocky Hollow and Fireman Sam).

The series was about a cheerful fellow named Joshua Jones who lives on a canal boat with his canine companion Fairport. They take trips up and down Clearwater Canal, delivering items and carrying out tasks for the folks at Biggott's Wharf and generally having a fun time on the water.

Joshua's bosses are Bapu Karia, a retired Indian Admirable, Dakasha "Datsa" Karia, Mr Cashmore's co-worker and Bapu's daughter-in-law, and the get-rich-quick Wilton Cashmore.

Joshua's friends are Joe Laski, the Hungarian farmer who owns a horse named Trojan, Ravi Karia, Mrs. Karia's son (Admirable's grandson) and Fiona, Mr. Cashmore's not-so-money-hungry daughter.

His co-workers are: Sharon, a dizzy blonde girl who owns a catering van, Spanner, Sharon's lazy boyfriend and Daphne Peacock, the vet who takes care of sick and injured animals.






Episode list

UK VHS releases

The series had two videos from BBC in United Kingdom and three videos from Reel Entertainment in Australia.

VHS Title Release Date Episodes
Joshua Jones - Horseplay (BBCV 4806) 15 June 1992 Horseplay, Haywire, Treasure, Boomer
Joshua Jones 2 (BBCV 4993) 5 April 1993 Tortoise, Sting, Spook, Plum Crazy

DVD releases


Several paperback books were published by Heinemann Young Books in 1992. The stories were written by Mary Risk and illustrated by The County Studio.

Eight numbered titles were published by Buzz Books in 1993. The stories were written by Olivia Madden (developed from scripts by Bob Wilson) and illustrated with stills taken from the TV series.



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