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RTS nominated for best children’s programme, this was an anarchic series directed by John Henderson for Hattrick and YTV. The puppets were by Spitting Image and the animated inserts by Aardman Animation. I was the Production Designer.

Permission  kindly given by © YTV / Granadamedia and its associated companies.

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Water and broken mirrors filled four large trucks which were rolled into position to camera. Water and slops were teamed down the chutes from the studio gantry on cue. Ped TV cameras moved under a deflected waterfall for the establisher.

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The sewers were trucked half-sections which fixed together. The water reservoirs were rolled underneath as necessary.

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The puppets were generally single-person operated but Doc Croc took two puppeteers. The set was legged up 75cm to allow access for the operators. Reverse scan monitors and foldback was used throughout. The trophies were gantry operated from behind.

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Note Norman Disgusted’s living room on the construction drawing. This set was videoed but cut from the series.

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A number of regular inserts were used: a Bathroom, News-desk positions and Stage.

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