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Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-grams
Genre Children
Starring Sophie Aldred
Matthew Devitt
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production location(s) UK
Running time 15 minutes
Original network BBC
Picture format Colour
Original release 9 January 1992 – 1 April 1993

Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-grams is an educational CBBC show about music which ran from 1992 to 1993 (with repeat transmissions continuing until 1997), starring Sophie Aldred and Matthew Devitt. The show was rerun on CBeebies in late 2000s.

Melvin and Maureen ran a music shop which sold "Music-A-Grams"- a recording of music for a certain purpose. Sometimes customers came asking for a particular music-a-gram. Melvin and Maureen also sang songs, and told stories to illustrate how musical instruments could be used to create different effects, or on a particular theme. The stories also involved a trio of soft toys, led by a teddy bear named Groovy Ted, who were on a constant quest for musical stardom.


  1. Pilot: Melvin and Maureen are set a riddle by Mr. Baggage; what is the funniest instrument in the world?
  2. The Wriggle: The gang try different types of dancing, then invent a style of their own.
  3. Dastardly Landlady: Melvin and Maureen use their music-a-grams to outwit their evil landlady
  4. Repercussions: Melvin learns that a pair of his bongo drums may be priceless. Whilst he turns the music shop upside-down looking for them, he and Maureen also showcase the vast range of percussion instruments.
  5. Orchestra-ra-ra: Melvin and Maureen are asked to talk about the orchestra, but argue over who knows most
  6. Celebration: Maureen awaits the results of a music exam
  7. Au Naturel: Maureen grows a musical tree
  8. Supa Dupa Man: A superhero flies into the shop. He is bored of his jingle, and wants Melvin and Maureen to find him a new one.
  9. Goldfish Cabaret: Melvin and Maureen compose a goldfish song and comedy routine
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