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|Starring||Humphrey B. Bear|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||40|
|No. of episodes||3,000
|Production location(s)||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Original release||24 May 1965– 29 February 2008|
Here's Humphrey is an Australian children's television series produced by Banksia Productions for the Nine Network, which first aired on 24 May 1965. It features an anthropomorphic brown bear character known as Humphrey B. Bear.
Here's Humphrey has become one of the most successful programs for preschoolers in Australia and is one of the longest running children's television programs in the world. The program received multiple Logie Television Awards.
The series features anthropomorphic brown bear character known as Humphrey B. Bear, who is mute. Set in a magical forest, Humphrey is paired with a human presenter, who narrates their adventures. The series takes place in Humphrey's tree house, where he partakes in magical adventures.
One of the central ideas presented in the show is the importance of taking part and not always being successful at everything.
- Patsy Biscoe (1970)
- Ian Fairweather (1967)
- Martin Portus
- Heidi Greig (1988-1992)
- David Sadler (1988-1992)
- Terry Webb (1988-1992)
- Ann Carter (1988-1992)
Humphrey B. Bear
Several performers portrayed the role of Humphrey.
- Edwin Duryea (1965)
- Rev. Ross Hutchinson
- John Maclean
More than 3,000 episodes of Here's Humphrey have been produced. It has also been stated that only 1,776 episodes were filmed.
|First aired||Last aired|
|2007||60||10 December 2007||29 February 2008|
In September 2013, community station West TV began airing repeats of Here's Humphrey in Perth.
Awards and nominations
The program received multiple Logie Television Awards, and the character won a special "Citizen of the Year" Award at the 1994 Australia Day celebrations.
|1969||Logie Award||Best Children's TV Series||Here's Humphrey||Won|
|1970||Best Children's TV Series||Here's Humphrey||Won|
|1975||Parents Without Partners||Distinguished Service to Children Award||Humphrey B. Bear||Won|
|1978||Festival of Light||Humphrey B. Bear||Won|
|1978||Logie Award||Favourite Children's Personality||Humphrey B. Bear||Won|
|1979||Television Society of Australia||Individual Achievement||Humphrey B. Bear||Won|
|1982||Penguin Award for Best Children's Personality||Humphrey B. Bear||Won|
|Logie Award||Best Children's TV Series||Here's Humphrey||Won|
|1994||Australia Day Citizen of the Year||Humphrey B. Bear||Won|
|2003||Heritage Listed and National Trust Icon||Humphrey B. Bear||Won|
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