The Rubbish World of Dave Spud

British animated children's television show

Dave Spud is a British children's animated series featuring the surreal adventures of the eponymous Dave Spud of Grimsby, his friends and tower block-dwelling family.[1] It was created and directed by Edward Foster, inspired by his 2003 NFTS student short 'Anna Spud'. It was developed into a pilot in 2010 produced by The Illuminated Film Company. 26 11-minute installments were commissioned, whilst the soundtrack was composed by electronic group Basement Jaxx.[2]

Dave Spud
Deadpan humor
Created byEdward Foster
Directed byEdward Foster
Voices of
Composer(s)Basement Jaxx
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes78
Producer(s)Iain Harvey
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)The Illuminated Film Company
Cloth Cat Animation
DistributorITV Studios
Original networkCITV
Picture format16:9
Original release2 September 2019 (2019-09-02) –
Other websites
Official website

Voice castEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
126September 2, 2019 (2019-09-02)September 18, 2019 (2019-09-18)CITV
216December 28, 2020 (2020-12-28)TBA (TBA)


Season 1 (2019)Edit

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"A Starfish Called Gareth"[3]Edward Foster[4]2 September 2019 (2019-09-02)
The Spuds take the camper van on holiday, and end up at the bottom of the sea. Dave has to resort to a resourceful solution to get help.
2"Donkey"[3]Denise Cassar2 September 2019 (2019-09-02)
Dave rescues an endangered donkey from the docks. Hiding it in the camper van, things take a turn when the donkey eats Gran's glasses.
3"A Whaley Good Time"[3]Denise Cassar3 September 2019 (2019-09-03)
Fuzzypeg eats the Spuds' fish supper and Dave has to catch another. Things look up when he hooks something, but it turns out to be a whale.
4"Born Free"[3]Edward Foster3 September 2019 (2019-09-03)
George takes Dave on an adventure camping, but Dave isn't sure it's a great idea. He's proven right when they both wake up in a bear's cave.
5"Culture"[3]Dave Ingham4 September 2019 (2019-09-04)
George takes the Spuds to the museum of mouldy cheese. Anna dares Dave to lick the cheeses on display.
6"Bored Silly"[3]James Moran4 September 2019 (2019-09-04)
Gran accidentally wins a board game as a Bingo prize, and after being locked up for years the game has a vendetta all of its own.
7"Blinking Heck"[3]Alex Collier5 September 2019 (2019-09-05)
Betty wants a nice photo of Dave and Anna, but the camera George uses happens to belong to Gran, and it's been cursed by an ancient mummy.
8"Wishes"[3]Dave Ingham5 September 2019 (2019-09-05)
If there were two things Dave could wish for it would be for Fuzzypeg to smell better, and for Gran to be nicer. Is getting what you want always a good thing?
9"Crush"[3]Denise Cassar6 September 2019 (2019-09-06)
Dave gets a girlfriend who turns out to be an alien. She turns out to bear a striking similarity to a everyday household item.
10"Bike"[3]Dave Ingham6 September 2019 (2019-09-06)
Anna is practising for the school cycling test and is good at it. Dave isn't quite as skilled, but with a new bike from his parents he really hopes to pass.
11"Dig"[3]Steve Box9 September 2019 (2019-09-09)
When Betty insists Dave finds a hobby, he takes up treasure hunting, and rocks the very foundations of his tower block home.
12"Sports Day"[3]Edward Foster9 September 2019 (2019-09-09)
It's the Grimsby High Sports Day and Betty wants nothing more than to bring home the trophy.
13"Growing Pains"[3]Ciaran Murtagh and Andrew Jones10 September 2019 (2019-09-10)
Dave is given a bulb to grow. Popping it in his lunch box, it isn't long before he discovers it's partial to Betty's sandwiches.
14"Fuzzypeg"[3]Edward Foster10 September 2019 (2019-09-10)
George adapts the spin cycle of the washing machine causing a black hole to form in the Spuds' kitchen.
15"Were Gran"[3]Alex Collier11 September 2019 (2019-09-11)
Gran needs new teeth. Probably not wise to nab a set found on the side of the road though, under a full moon.
16"Get Lost"[3]Ciaran Murtagh and Andrew Jones11 September 2019 (2019-09-11)
George wins tickets to the local stately home. It's not long before Dave and the rest of the Spuds find themselves lost in its maze.
17"Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow"[3]Alex Collier12 September 2019 (2019-09-12)
Summer rears its hot, cheeky head in Grimsby but Dave has found a way to keep the Spud flat nice and cool. Maybe too cool.
18"Exchange"[3]Tim Bain12 September 2019 (2019-09-12)
Dave demands to go on a foreign exchange. He soon finds himself headed for a week-long stay in a flat a few doors down.
19"Bad Computer"[3]Dave Ingham13 September 2019 (2019-09-13)
George finds a computer called Val but Val has a mind of her own. Soon she's set about uploading embarrassing videos to the internet.
20"The Coat"[3]Steve Box and Edward Foster13 September 2019 (2019-09-13)
When Dave needs a new coat, Gran kindly suggests she knows a good one by the car park bin. Dave promptly gets trapped inside the coat and discovers its past.
21"Bog Roll Roll"[3]Tim Bain16 September 2019 (2019-09-16)
It's the biggest sporting event in Grimsby - the bog roll roll. All Dave has to do is chase the bog roll down the hill and catch it.
22"Spud-ageddon"[3]Tim Bain16 September 2019 (2019-09-16)
The Spuds don't care about a carbon footprint, since George has come home with a haul of free electronics that they all want to test out.
23"Rat Pack"[3]Dave Ingham17 September 2019 (2019-09-17)
Dave wants to learn to play the drums at school, but is given the recorder. With a talent show around the corner, Dave gets practising.
24"Flea Man"[3]Ciaran Murtagh and Andrew Jones17 September 2019 (2019-09-17)
Dave and Fuzzypeg the dog get dirty playing at the local dump, so dirty in fact that Fuzzypeg picks up an extremely grumpy flea.
25"Spuds on a Plane"[3]Denise Cassar18 September 2019 (2019-09-18)
Dave's first plane journey doesn't go to plan when the air pressure and the need to go to the toilet make his head swell.
26"The Wrinkly Bus"[3]Edward Foster18 September 2019 (2019-09-18)
Instructed to keep an eye on Gran while the rest of the Spuds visit the doctor, Dave finds that she has escaped.

Season 2 (2020-)Edit

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Moth Gran"[3]Edward Foster28 December 2020 (2020-12-28)
Gran sits in front of the television for so long that she turns into a cocoon, and with a little help from Dave - Who wants his favourite seat back - she hatches into a moth.
2"The Beast of Grimsby"[3]Dave Ingham29 December 2020 (2020-12-29)
Dave and his friend, Zombie Katie, are working on a school project together about endangered animals, so George takes them on an expedition to the local park to see what they can find.
3"Chow Wow"[3]Ciaran Murtagh and Andrew Jones30 December 2020 (2020-12-30)
Dave enters Fuzzypeg into a competition to become the face of a new brand of dog food, which he unexpectedly wins. As Fuzzypeg embarks on a glamorous new lifestyle, Dave misses his pal and seeks a way to terminate his contract.
4"The Throne"[3]Hannah George31 December 2020 (2020-12-31)
Gran buys a new loo, this lavatory has a tendency to flush its users into another dimension, and Dave and Gran quickly finds themselves flushed and spat out in olden day Grimsby.
5"Grimmest Face"[3]Matt Baker27 February 2021 (2021-02-27)
Dave is practising for Grimsby’s ‘grimmest face’ competition and finds that the wind changing direction really can cause the face to stick.
6"Breaking Gran"[3]Tim Bain28 February 2021 (2021-02-28)
Gran has been particularly naughty lately and is sentenced to a stay in an old people's home, but the home is the stuff of nightmares for Gran, and it's soon up to the Spuds to break her free.
7"Two Toots Spud"[3]Edward Foster6 March 2021 (2021-03-06)
Dave and his friends get lost on a school orienteering exercise thanks to Robert Robot, who is unable to read the map - snatched by a flock of giant tiger pigeons and deposited into their equally giant nest, Dave must retrieve the map from Robert and get them all back to school.
8"The Grimsby Mermaid"[3]Ciaran Murtagh and Andrew Jones7 March 2021 (2021-03-07)
Dave stumbles across a mermaid at the dockside who invites herself round for tea and takes up residence in the Spuds' bathtub, so Dave and his family must somehow persuade their unwanted guest to go back to her watery home.
9"Venice of the North"[3]Dave Ingham13 March 2021 (2021-03-13)
Dave and his friends embark on a school trip along a canal where they awaken an ancient monster called Big Lippy, who pushes them over a waterfall and sends them back in time to the Jurassic era.
10"Zombie"[3]Denise Cassar14 March 2021 (2021-03-14)
Dave finds a handheld computer game at the dump which involves killing zombies - his friend Zombie Katie, however, finds the game rather insulting. Exacting her revenge, Dave finds himself confronted with a group of very angry and very real zombies.
11"The Grimsby Meteor"[3]Dave Ingham20 March 2021 (2021-03-20)
Dave is warned by local fortune teller Madam Donald that walking under a ladder will bring bad luck - he walks under one anyway, and soon a meteor is heading for Grimsby. It is up to Dave and his friend Robert Robot to catch it before everyone is squished.
12"Magic"[3]Madeleine Brettingham21 March 2021 (2021-03-21)
Anna is training to be a magician with Dave as her helpful assistant, but their disappearing trick is not up to much - that is, until Zombie Katie bestows a magic spell book upon them. Soon they can't stop making stuff disappear, but what will happen when there is nothing left to make disappear in Grimsby?
13"Delivery Dave"[3]Tim Bain27 March 2021 (2021-03-27)
Lil Sue has started a delivery company called Deliver Sue, and in a quest to raise money for a new set of wheels, Dave lands himself with a job - Anna thinks she knows how to deliver packages quicker than Dave, though, and a dramatic sibling rivalry soon unfolds.
14"Barry"[3]Matt Baker28 March 2021 (2021-03-28)
Dave is thrilled when he wins an electronic home help device called Barry - finally, his family can boss something around other than him, but it is not long before Barry is overwhelmed by the Spuds' demands. Fighting back, Barry takes over Grimsby Heights and heads off to the sea for some well-earned peace and quiet.


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