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Rod 'n' Emu
Created by Rod Hull
Developed by FilmFair
Written by Rod Hull
Ian Sachs
Voices of Rod Hull
Carol Lee Scott
Freddy Stevens
Music by Keith Hopwood
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) David Yates
Editor(s) Andi Sloss
Alec Jeakins
Simon Cox
Running time 22 minutes
Original network ITV Network (CITV)
Original release 8 January (1991-01-08) – 2 August 1991 (1991-08-02)
Preceded by EMU TV
Followed by Grotbags

Rod 'n' Emu was an English animated series shown on CITV around 1991.

It starred the voices of Rod Hull who created and wrote all the episodes starring as himself, with Carol Lee Scott as Grotbags and Freddy Stevens as her assistants Croc the crocodile and Redford the robot.

This was the last series to feature Hull, Emu and Scott before the latter starred in her own TV series Grotbags. The show was made by FilmFair for Central Independent Television and thirteen episodes were aired.

The plot

The show followed the fortunes of Rod and his pet Emu whose lives are in danger of Grotbags and her companions.



  • Created by: Rod Hull
  • Written by: Rod Hull and Ian Sachs
  • Animators: Malcolm Bourne, Geoff Loynes
  • Backgrounds: Geoff Chennell
  • Trace and Paint Supervisor: Christine Courtney
  • Tracers: Angela Bristow, Christine Farrington, Alma Sachs, Marie Turner
  • Painters: Jo Beheit, Lynne Sachs, Tessa Farrington
  • Checkers: Debra Thaine, David Schwartz
  • Camera: Andrew Coates, Isabelle Perrichon, Craig Simpson, Roy Watford
  • Studio Assistant: David Birch
  • Editors: Andi Sloss, Alec Jeakins, Simon Cox
  • Music: Keith Hopwood
  • Directed by: Dick Horn and Ian Sachs
  • Assistant Producer: Peter Lewis
  • Executive Producer: David Yates
  • A FilmFair Production for Central Independent Television
  • © FilmFair/Rod Hull 1991
  • © Hibou Productions Ltd/FilmFair Ltd 1991
  • A Central Presentation

Transmission guide

  • Series 1a: 2 editions from 8 January 1991 – 15 January 1991
  • Series 1b: 11 editions from 24 May 1991 – 2 August 1991
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