The Perishers (TV series)

The Perishers
Genre Cartoon series
Children's television
Created by Maurice Dodd
Directed by Dick Horn
Voices of
Narrated by Peter Hawkins
Composer(s) Trevor Evan Jones
Country of origin England
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 20
Executive producer(s) Graham Clutterbuck
Producer(s) Graeme Spurway
Editor(s) John Farrow
Camera setup Gary Knowelden
Nick Boisson
Running time 5 minutes
Production company(s) Bill Melendez Productions and FilmFair
Original network BBC1
Picture format PAL (576i)
Audio format Monaural
Original release 21 March (1979-03-21) – 4 May 1979 (1979-05-04)
External links
The Perishers at DHX Media

The Perishers is a cartoon series produced by Bill Melendez Productions and FilmFair. BBC1 transmitted it in 1979. The series is based on Maurice Dodd's long-running comic strip, The Perishers.

Judy Bennett voiced the roles of Maisie and Baby Grumpling; Leonard Rossiter voiced Boot; Sheila Steafel voiced Wellington; Peter Hawkins served as the narrator, and voiced the characters of Marlon and BH.

Castle Vision published the first home video release of The Perishers: Two VHS videocassettes, each with 10 episodes. Abbey Home Media republished the first 10 episodes to a Region 2 DVD titled The Perishers: Magic Mirror (27 February 2006), and the remaining 10 episodes to a second DVD, The Perishers: The Skateboard Champion (12 March 2007).

Episode list

No. Title Original air date
01"Magic Mirror"21 March 1979 (1979-03-21)
02"In the Cart"22 March 1979 (1979-03-22)
03"A Life from the Ocean Wave"23 March 1979 (1979-03-23)
04"A-Camping We Will Go"28 March 1979 (1979-03-28)
05"A Fool and his Money Aren't as Easily Parted as You Think"29 March 1979 (1979-03-29)
06"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bath?"30 March 1979 (1979-03-30)
07"How to Train the Family Dog"2 April 1979 (1979-04-02)
08"The Ugly Duckling"4 April 1979 (1979-04-04)
09"Look Before it Leaps"6 April 1979 (1979-04-06)
10"Spring Fever"9 April 1979 (1979-04-09)
11"The Skateboard Champion"11 April 1979 (1979-04-11)
12"The Wheeling and Dealing"18 April 1979 (1979-04-18)
13"She May or She May Not"20 April 1979 (1979-04-20)
14"Noblesse Oblige"23 April 1979 (1979-04-23)
15"The War Games"24 April 1979 (1979-04-24)
16"Well Blow Me Down"25 April 1979 (1979-04-25)
17"Bone Champions"27 April 1979 (1979-04-27)
18"The Rehabilitation of BH (Calcutta) Failed"1 May 1979 (1979-05-01)
19"The Eye Balls in the Sky"2 May 1979 (1979-05-02)
20"The Inch-thick Ketchup Sandwich"4 May 1979 (1979-05-04)


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