Tricky (TV series)

For the more recent CITV magic series presented by Stephen Mulhern, see Tricky TV.
Starring Claudia Winkleman as Claudia Winklebottom
Voices of Marc Duane
Country of origin UK
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 16
Production company(s) Real Time Animation for Granada Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3
Original release 30 August (1997-08-30) – 20 December 1997 (1997-12-20)

Tricky was a British children's animated television programme that aired in the ITV Network's children's strand CITV on Saturday mornings from 30 August to 20 December 1997. It was the first live children's show hosted by an animated character - a talking dragon named Tricky. His co-host was a strange dragon-cat hybrid, who hatched from an egg in the third show, and was called 'Purrdy' because of a competition won by a 5-year-old girl from Dunoon, Leanne Campbell. Claudia Winkleman made frequent appearances on the show, and Tricky would usually call her 'Claudia Winklebottom'. The second edition of Tricky was pre-empted by Princess Diana's funeral. The showed was produced by Real Time Animation for Granada Television.

The show didn't prove to be all that popular, and only lasted for one series. But Tricky made a comeback to TV screens in 2003; he was renamed 'Rorry', though Purrdy kept her name, and hosted the kid's channel POP!.

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