Danger Mouse

British animated television series

Danger Mouse is a British animated television series. The main character is Danger Mouse who is a secret agent.

The show was originally on television in the United Kingdom from 28 September 1981 to 19 March 1992. It was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television. The series also had a spin-off show, Count Duckula.

Danger Mouse was a parody of British spy fiction, particularly the Danger Man series and James Bond.

A continuation of the original series, under the same name, began airing in September 2015 on CBBC.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

In 1983, Danger Mouse had an all-time high of 21 million viewers.[3]This is still a record number of viewers for a children's programme.[4]

On 4 June 1984, Danger Mouse was the first British cartoon to appear on Nickelodeon. This made it one of the earliest British cartoons to be in syndication in America.[5]

Danger Mouse took third place in the 100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows by Channel 4 in the UK. It was only beaten by The Muppet Show and The Simpsons.[6]

CharatersEdit

  • Danger Mouse (voiced by David Jason) the worlds greatest secret agent.
  • Penfold (voiced by Terry Scott) Danger Mouses sidekicks who is reluctant to do any missions
  • Colonel K (voiced by Edward Kelsey) The boss of Danger Mouse who sends him on missions.
  • Baron Greenback (voiced by Edward Kelsey) The main antagonist who hates Danger Mouse and wants to rule the world
  • Stiletto (voiced by Brian Trueman) Greenbacks henchman who used to be loyal but is now stupid
  • Leatherhead (voiced by Terry Scott) Another one of Greenbacks henchman who likes to read comics
  • Narrator (voiced by David Jason) The narrator of the show who hates his job and wants to quit

EpisodesEdit

Pilot (1979-1980)Edit

No. Title Airdate Prod. Code
1 Episode 1 N/A 001
2 Mystery of the Lost Chord 2001 002

Season 1 (1981)Edit

No. Overall No. In season Title Air date Prod. Code
1 1 Rouge Robots September 28, 1981 101
2 2 Who Stole the Bagpipes September 30, 1981 102
3 3 Trouble With Ghosts October 5, 1981 103
4 4 Chicken Run October 7, 1981 104
5 5 The Martian Misfit October 12, 1981 105
6 6 Dream Machine October 14, 1981 106
7 7 Lord of the Bungle October 19, 1981 107
8 8 Die Laughing October 21, 1981 108
9 9 The World of Machines October 26, 1981 109
10 10 Ice Station Camel October 28, 1981 110
11 11 A Plague of Pyramids November 2, 1981 111

Season 2 (1982)Edit

No. Overall No. In season Title Air date Prod. Code
12 1 Custard January 4, 1982 201
13 2 Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind January 11, 1982 202
14 3 The Duel January 18, 1982 203
15 4 The Day of the Suds January 25, 1982 204
16 5 The Bad Luck Eye of the Yellow God February 1 1982 205
17 6 Four Tasks of Danger Mouse February 8 1982 206

Season 3 (1982)Edit

No. Overall No. In Season Title Air date Prod code
18 1 The Invasion of Colonel K October 4, 1982 301
19 2 Danger Mouse Saves The World Again October 11, 1982 302
20 3 The Oddball Runaround October 18, 1982 303
21 4 Strange Case of the Ghost Bus October 25, 1982 112
22 5 The Trip to America November 1, 1982 113

Season 4 (1983)Edit

No. Overall No. In season Title Air date Prod code
23 1 The Wild, Wild Goose Chase January 3, 1983 401
24 2 The Return of Count Duckula January 10, 1983 402
25 3 Demons Aren’t Dull? January 17, 1983 403
26 4 150 Million Years Lost April 11, 1983 404
27 5 Planet of the Cats April 18, 1983 405
28 6 Four Heads Are Better Than Two April 25, 1983 406
29 7 Tower of Terror May 9, 1983 407
30 8 The Great Bone Idol May 16, 1983 408
31 9 Public Enemy Number One May 23, 1983 409

Season 5 (1984)Edit

No. overall No. In Season Title Air date Prod code
32 1 The Long Lost Crown Affair February 20, 1984 501
33 2 By George, It’s a Dragon! February 27, 1984 502
34 3 Tiptoe Through the Penfolds March 5, 1984 503
35 4 Project Moon March 12, 1984 504
36 5 The Next Ice Age Begins At Midnight March 19, 1984 505
37 6 The Aliens Are Coming March 26, 1984 506
38 7 Remote Controlled Chaos April 2, 1984 507
39 8 The Man From Gadget April 9, 1984 508
40 9 Tampering With Time Tickles April 16, 1984 509
41 10 Nero Power April 30, 1984 510

Season 6 (1984-85)Edit

No. overall No. in series Title Date Prod code
42 1 Once Upon A Timeslip December 25, 1984 611
43 2 Viva Danger Mouse January 3, 1985 601
44 3 Play It Again Wufgang January 10, 1985 612
45 4 Hear Hear January 17, 1985 602
46 5 Multiplication Fable January 24, 1985 603
47 6 The Spy Who Stayed In With A Cold January 31, 1985 604
48 7 It’s All White, White Wonder February 7, 1985 613
49 8 The Hickory Dickory Dock Dilemma February 14, 1985 614
50 9 What A 3 Point Turn Up For The Book February 21, 1985 615
51 10 Quark! Quark! February 28, 1985 616
52 11 Alping is Snow Easy Matter March 7, 1985 605
53 12 AAAAGH! Spiders! March 14, 1985 617
54 13 One Of Our Stately Homes Is Missing March 21, 1985 606
55 14 Afternoon Off With The Fangboner March 28, 1985 618
56 15 Beware of Mexicans Delivering Milk April 4, 1985 620
57 16 CATastrophe April 11, 1985 621
58 17 The Good, The Bad, And The Motionless April 18, 1985 622
59 18 Statues April 25, 1985 623
60 19 The Clock Strikes Back May 2, 1985 624
61 20 Ee-Tea May 9, 1985 607
62 21 Bandits, Beans, and Ballyhoo! May 23, 1985 619
63 22 Have You Fled From Any Good Books Lately May 30, 1985 625
64 23 Tut, Tut, It’s Not Pharaoh June 6, 1985 608
65 24 Lost, Found, and Spellbound June 13, 1985 626
66 25 Penfold BF June 20, 1985 627
67 26 Mechanized Mayhem June 27, 1985 628
68 27 Journey To The Earths Cor December 25, 1985 629

Season 7 (1986)Edit

No. overall No. in season Title Date Prod. Code
69 1 DM on the Orient Express November 13, 1986 701
70 2 The Ultra Secret Secret November 20, 1986 702
71 3 Duckula Meets Frankenstoat November 27, 1986 703
72 4 Where There’s a Well, There’s A Way December 4, 1986 704
73 5 All Fall Down December 11, 1986 705
74 6 Turn of the Tide December 18, 1986 706

Season 8 (1987)Edit

No. Overall No. in season Title Date Prod. Code
75 1 Gremlin Alert February 20, 1987 609 (UK) 801 (US)
76 2 Cor What A Picture February 27, 1987 610 (UK) 802 (US)

Season 9 (1991)Edit

No. Overall No. in season Title Date Prod. Code
77 1 I Spy With My Little Eye January 3, 1991 901
78 2 Bigfoot Falls January 10, 1991 902
79 3 The Statue of Liberty Caper January 17, 1991 903
80 4 Penfold Transformed January 24, 1991 904
81 5 A Dune With A View January 31, 1991 905
82 6 Don Coyote and Sancho Penfold February 7, 1991 906

Season 10 (1992)Edit

No. overall No. in season Title Date Prod. Code
83 1 Crumhorn Strikes Back February 6, 1992 1001
84 2 Ants, Trees, And Whoops-A-Daisy February 13, 1992 1002
85 3 Theres A Penfold in My Suit February 20, 1992 1003
86 4 Rhyme And Punishment February 27, 1992 1004
87 5 Pillow Fright March 5, 1992 1005
88 6 Heavy Duty March 12, 1992 1006
89 7 The Intergalactic 147 March 19, 1992 1007

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ben Beaumont-Thomas (13 July 2015). "Crumbs! Lena Headey and John Oliver join Danger Mouse remake". the Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. "Jazwares, Penguin and DC Thomson sign with Danger Mouse". licensing.biz. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. "Cosgrove Hall: 30 years". BBC Manchester. BBC. Archived from the original on 8 March 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  4. "How Danger Mouse became king of the TV ratings". BBC News. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  5. Georg Szalai (7 July 2014). "'Danger Mouse' Remake: More Female Characters Planned". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  6. "100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows". channel4.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2002. Retrieved 26 August 2010.

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