Moschops (TV series) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMoschops
|Written by||Ruth Boswell
|Directed by||Martin Pullen|
|Voices of||Bernard Cribbins|
|Narrated by||Bernard Cribbins|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||Graham Clutterbuck|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Distributor||Abbey Home Media
|Picture format||PAL (576i)|
|Original release||5 July– 27 September 1983|
The characters in Moschops are designed by Sue Marke. All of the cast are prehistoric animals, except for Flower, who is the world's first flower.
The characters' names imply their species or genus. The title character, Moschops, is a young therapsid of the genus Moschops; Ally is a theropod of the genus Allosaurus; Grandfather Diplodocus is a sauropod of the genus Diplodocus; Mrs. Kerry is a ceratopsid of the genus Triceratops; Uncle Rex is a Tyrannosaurus rex; and Mr. Ichthyosaurus is an ichthyosaur of the genus Ichthyosaurus.
In the series, Moschops and Ally are friends. They live in a cave with Grandfather Diplodocus and Uncle Rex.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|01||"Moschops and The First Flower"||5 July 1983|
|02||"All's Well That Ends Well"||12 July 1983|
|03||"Night-time Sun"||19 July 1983|
|04||"Fiercest Dinosaur"||26 July 1983|
|05||"Tidiest Dinosaur"||2 August 1983|
|06||"Ally Takes to the Air"||9 August 1983|
|07||"Wheels Within Wheels"||16 August 1983|
|08||"Moschops's Garden"||23 August 1983|
|09||"Moschops's Party"||30 August 1983|
|10||"Just Like Me"||6 September 1983|
|11||"No Place Like Home"||15 September 1983|
|12||"Moschops's Tent"||20 September 1983|
|13||"Rainbow"||27 September 1983|
Moschops in print
For a short time after the series aired, Pippin featured a Moschops comic strip.
Purnell Publishers of Bristol published eight small picture books based on the television programme: Moschops and the Fierceness Lesson (1983), Moschops and the Mystery (1983), Moschops and the Surprise (1983), Moschops Digs a Hole (1983), Moschops and the Sneezes (1983), Moschops Plays Football (1983), Moschops' Kite (1984), and Moschops' Birthday (1984).
Other Moschops books include Moschops Annual (1983), Moschops Playtime Book (1983), and Moschops Dot-to-Dot (1984).
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