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Bangers and Mash
Created by Paul Groves
Edward McLachlan
Written by Paul Groves
Directed by Ian Sachs
Narrated by Jonathan Kydd
Theme music composer Chas & Dave
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 25
Executive producer(s) Graham Clutterbuck
Producer(s) Barrie Edwards
Running time 5 min.
Production company(s) FilmFair
Central Independent Television
Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Original network Children's ITV
Original release 5 July (1989-07-05) – 1 September 1989 (1989-09-01)

Bangers and Mash is a British children's cartoon series originally broadcast on Children's ITV in 1989, and repeated until around 1993. The series consists of 25 five-minute episodes.


Bangers and Mash are two troublemaking chimpanzees, and through wanting to have fun, cause grief for others, namely making a mess or breaking something of importance, normally belonging to their parents (or Gran, who also lives with them). Like all the inhabitants of their island, they live in a house built on top of a tree (their address being No. 3 Tree Street).

Other characters of significance on the show include Bangers' and Mash's parents, their grandmother, their dog Mick, their friend Petal (who would often physically hurt them if their antics annoyed her too much), their teacher Mrs. Chum (who often resorts to the same punishment; making them write their ABC's ten times) and the local witch, Mrs. Snitchnose; a rat-like creature with a long nose with hairs coming on the end of it.


Title UK Broadcast Date
Eggs is Eggs 5 July 1989
Ghost Boast 7 July 1989
A Spell of Trouble 10 July 1989
What a Shower 12 July 1989
Caution! Chimps at Work 14 July 1989
Buzz Off 17 July 1989
Who Flew? 19 July 1989
Puddle Muddle 21 July 1989
Footprints in the Snow 24 July 1989
Chimperdale Farm 26 July 1989
ABC for Chimps 28 July 1989
Bovine Bovver 31 July 1989
Snitchnose Switch 2 August 1989
Phoney Postchimps 4 August 1989
Treat or Trick 7 August 1989
Can't Sew for Toffee 9 August 1989
Feat of Clay 11 August 1989
Miracle Cure 14 August 1989
Good Clean Fun 16 August 1989
A Snake in the Grass 18 August 1989
Dance Little Lady 21 August 1989
Arty Crafty 23 August 1989
Tour De Chimpton 25 August 1989
Wind Trouble 30 August 1989
Space Race 1 September 1989


  • Created by: Paul Groves & Edward McLachlan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Kydd
  • Music by: Chas & Dave
  • Directed by: Ian Sachs
  • Based on the books by: Paul Groves
  • Storyboard & Backgrounds: Edward McLachlan
  • Layouts: John Riley-Cooper
  • Animation: Geoff Loynes
  • Paint & Trace Supervisor: Mairie Turner
  • Tracer: Alma Sachs
  • Painters: Lynne Sachs & Jo Behit
  • Checkers: Chris Lambrou & Steve Colwell
  • Camera: Mo Simmons & Isabelle Perrichon
  • Editor: Andi Sloss
  • Assistant Editor: Jacqueline Munro
  • Production Supervisor: Robert Dunbar
  • Production Manager: Miles Foster
  • Production Assistants: Simon Cox & Scott Heasmer
  • Production Secretary: Nimet Murji
  • Assistant Director: Barry Macey
  • Producer: Barrie Edwards
  • Executive Producer: Graham Clutterbuck
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