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Dream Street
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Genre Children's
Written by Ross Hastings
Paul Larson
Chris Trengove
George Tarry
Tim Quinn
Jason Quinn
John Gatehouse
Directed by Brian Johnson
Voices of Charlotte Bellamy
Emma Tate
Chris Jarvis
Dave Benson Phillips
Russ Abbott
Narrated by Russ Abbott
Music by Tom Sayers
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 65 + 1 Christmas Special
Production
Producer(s) Nigel Stone
Running time 9 minutes
Production company(s) Platinum Films (As Dream Street Productions Ltd.)
Distributor Carlton Television (as Carlton International; 1999-2002)
FremantleMedia (2001-2002)
MarVista Entertainment (2017-present)
Release
Original network CITV
Original release 6 May 1999 (1999-05-06) – 2002 (2002)

Dream Street is a British children's television series that ran from 6 May 1999 to 2002 on CITV. The show is narrated by British comedian Russ Abbot, and was aimed at children aged from 2 to 7. The show features talking toy vehicles, which were radio controlled in real time.

The show was set in a story book resting on the bedside table, and in later series with a child holding it, of a playroom during the night, whilst the child was asleep. The room also includes an element of Dream Street within it - the teddy bear clock. In later series, the title sequence revealed more of the things within the room, such as model Saturn bedposts.

For Series 2, the theme tune contained the lyric "Get Streetwise", as part of the road safety campaign, which was repeated at the end of the show accompanying a short promo.

CITV, the original broadcaster, repeated the series in 2008–09, but it ended shortly after.

There have been VHS and DVD releases of the series by Carlton Video.

In 2017, the series came back once again, this time with enhanced effects and modifications, such as Jack Hammer being in CGI.

Characters

  • Buddy – a young pickup truck with various removable accessories, and the main character of the show as well as Daisy's best friend. He loves to help out his friends with magic. He has a yellow livery with the red B on both doors and he has a red circle with a red B for his nose. His catchphrase is, "Just like magic!". He is voiced by Charlotte Bellamy.
  • Daisy Do-right – a small 'panda car' police car who is Buddy's best friend. She works with the police and hates it when her Sleeping Policemen fall asleep on patrol (they have narcolepsy). She is responsible for giving do-right duties to characters who do silly things. She also loves to visit the field full of daisies. She has a white livery with pink and orange checkers on the sides and she has a daisy for her nose. Just like Buddy, she is voiced by Charlotte Bellamy.
  • Half-Pint – a small, young, and shy milk float. He now likes sleeping in the dark and can be afraid of other things. In the episode "King of the Road", Half-Pint gets bullied by Hot Rodney about being slow, whilst in the episode "Midnight Monstering", he could not sleep last night due to his broken night light. He is voiced by Emma Tate.
  • Hot Rodney – a brash, naughty, and reckless hot rod car. In the episode "Building Block Blunder", he shows a helpful side by shunting the building blocks to allow Buddy and Hot-Air to get free after the blocks had collapsed. He has teal livery with flames. He is voiced by Chris Jarvis.
  • Hot Air – a strange 3-wheeled vehicle "bug", resembling a balloon on wheels. He travels around Dream Street by driving in reverse and communicates by making noises of a whoopee cushion. He is sometimes very naughty. In the episode "Check Up", he was tricked by Jack and Rodney that he has the case of the "Spotty Botty Bug". Also, in "Beep Beep!!" he takes Rodney's air horn and soon enough Buddy gets him one too.
  • Jack Hammer – a mischievous pneumatic drill. can be mischievous like Hot Air and Rodney. In "Building Block Blunder", he ties Hot Air to a lamp post to trick Buddy into thinking he had broken down, which ends up causing an accident that leaves both Buddy and Hot Air trapped in a mess of collapsed building blocks. He wears a blue cap on backwards. In the remastered version from 2017, he is now in CGI. He is voiced by Dave Benson Phillips.
  • The Wild Bunch – a group of traffic cones which like to cause nothing but trouble. They also love having F U N. ("and what does that spell? Fun." – The Narrator, King of the Road)
  • Ice Cool – a laid-back and relaxed ice cream van that has a large ice cream cone quiff, who likes to help out serve ice creams to his friends. He is voiced by Dave Benson Phillips.
  • The Sleeping Policemenpedestrian crossings literally consisting of slumbering police constables covered with striped blankets. Their respective names are PC Snooze, PC Snore, and PC Nodoff. They work with Daisy very well and are always very lazy. They sometimes don't pay attention to what they are doing. PC Snooze has pale green skin, PC Snore has pale orange skin, and PC Nodoff has pale purple skin. They are all voiced by Russ Abbott.
  • The Gossips – a pair of traffic lights respectively named Scarlet & Amber who like to make the road safe and sometimes cause serious accidents. They are smart and responsible too. They are both voiced by Chris Jarvis.
  • Tech – a grey mechanical robot whose magical powers enable Buddy to take on different roles. He is voiced by Russ Abbott.
  • Other characters include two unnamed small three wheeled cars. One has a red and yellow livery and the other has a red and blue livery.

Episodes

Series 1 (1999-2000)

This series was shot on 35mm film.

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ʁ ʁ "Hot Air" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Jumping Jack" ʁ ʁ Barrie Hemsley ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Dinosaur" ʁ ʁ George Tarry ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Code Red" ʁ ʁ Barrie Hemsley ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Bossy Boots" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Musical Madness" ʁ ʁ Chris Trengove ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Tech's Magical Carnival" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "King Of The Road" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Surprise, Surprise" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "By The Book" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Happy Butterday" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Snoring & Touring" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Over the Rainbow" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Cool Kids" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Daisy's Deputy" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "The Ghost of Peekaboo Park" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Games Day" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Jack the Joker" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Disappearing Domino" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "The Big Pink Furry Thing" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Big Mouth, Big Trouble" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Monster Bunch" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "The Big Yellow Pipe" ʁ ʁ George Tarry ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Topsy Turvy" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Up, Up and Away" ʁ ʁ Chris Trengove ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Dream Street Christmas Star" ʁ ʁ Ian Davis and Stuart Galloway ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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Series 2 (2000-2002)

This series was shot on tape.

Title Written by
ʁ ʁ "Midnight Monstering" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Building Block Blunder" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Check Up" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "King for a Day" ʁ ʁ Stuart Galloway ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Beep Beep!!" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Mr Fixit" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Coughs and Sneezes" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Go Faster Half-Pint" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Hot and Stinky" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "The Amazing Bounceroonie" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Pop Goes The Movies" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Dream Street Fun 5000" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Odd One Out" ʁ ʁ Stuart Galloway ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Rodney's Party Poop" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Treasure Map" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Rumour, Rumour" ʁ ʁ Stuart Galloway ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Beans Means Bounce" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "The Giant Sea Shell" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Show and Tell" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Genie of the Lamp" ʁ ʁ Jason Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Bedtime" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "The Greatest Show on Earth" ʁ ʁ Chris Trengove and Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Ready Teddy Go" ʁ ʁ Ross Hastings ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Gungey Goo Day" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Daisy Fights the Flab" ʁ ʁ Chris Trengove and Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Marshmallow Monster" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "When Time Stood Still" ʁ ʁ John Gatehouse ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "The Milk Round Race" ʁ ʁ John Gatehouse ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "The Talent Show" ʁ ʁ Jason Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Supermilk" ʁ ʁ Jason Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "High Flying Wild Bunch" ʁ ʁ Jason Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Big Chief Rodney" ʁ ʁ Jason Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Hot Air's Floaty Boat" ʁ ʁ John Gatehouse ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Glow For It" ʁ ʁ Jason Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Lollipop, Lollipop" ʁ ʁ Paul Larson ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Whodunnit?" ʁ ʁ Tim Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Buddy's Day" ʁ ʁ John Gatehouse ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Gold Star Parade" ʁ ʁ Tim Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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ʁ ʁ "Big Book of Magic" ʁ ʁ Tim Quinn ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ
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