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Sergeant Stripes
Genre Cartoon series
Children's
Comedy
Created by David Bonner
Written by Jimmy Hibbert
Di Redmond
David Bonner
Directed by Nikolay Moustakov
Voices of Sophie Aldred
Jimmy Hibbert
Eve Karpf
Opening theme "He's the itty bitty kitty, protecting the city..."
Composer(s) Kick Productions
PK Studios
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s) Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Adrian Ross
Producer(s) Richard Randolph
Running time 10 minutes
Production company(s) Ealing Animation
A Works TV
Distributor VGI Entertainment
Release
Original network CBeebies, BBC Two
Original release 1 September 2003 (2003-09-01) – 9 December 2004 (2004-12-09)

Sergeant Stripes is a TV series created by David Bonner which first aired on CBeebies on 1 September 2003. Stripes is a cute gray cat who lives in a sleepy provincial police station with little Katie and her father, PC Harker. Both they and pretty Sergeant Parker think Stripes is merely a meowing moggy, but when this little cat slopes off to his bed underneath the stairs for a nap, well, that's when the fun really starts.

Characters

The Police Station

  • Sergeant Stripes - the main character who lives in a sleepy provincial police station with little Katie and her father, PC Harker and of course not forgetting Sergeant Parker.
  • Katie - She is a little girl who is Stripes' owner. She likes Stripes a lot.
  • PC Harker - He is a Policeman who is Katie's father.
  • Sergeant Parker - She is a pretty Policewoman.

Work Colleagues

  • Fluffy Mouse - She is a cute little pink mouse and one of Sergeant Stripes' colleagues. She loves Stripes a lot.
  • Arabella the Giraffe - She is a giraffe and another one of Sergeant Stripes' colleagues.
  • Inspector Hector - He is a moth eaten teddy bear and the bossy superior of Sergeant Stripes and his colleagues.

Townspeople

  • Mr. and Mrs. Peppermint - They are pigs who run the local sweet shop and they're very kind and polite.
  • Mrs. Draper - She is a fussy vole.
  • Mr. Draper - He is Mrs. Draper's put-upon husband.
  • Mr. Pearson - He is a snooty fox who runs the bank.
  • Pip Pig - He is a small piglet, who likes playing with things (e.g. his kite, his bike, etc.).
  • The Little Ferret Children - They are small children. One is a girl and the other is a boy.
  • Susie Sycamore - She is a squirrel.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Merry - They are hippos who run the local funfair.
  • Ronnie Rabbit - a greedy rabbit who always steals sweeties from Mr. Peppermint's sweet shop.
  • Fire Chief Ash - the local fireman.

Voice cast

  • Sophie Aldred - Sergeant Stripes, Katie, Fluffy Mouse, Ferret Girl, Susie Sycamore, Mrs. Merry
  • Jimmy Hibbert - PC Harker, Inspector Hector, Mr. Peppermint, Mr. Draper, Mr. Pearson, Pip Pig, Ferret Boy, Mr. Merry, Ronnie Rabbit, Fire Chief Ash
  • Eve Karpf - Sergeant Parker, Arabella the Giraffe, Mrs. Peppermint, Mrs. Draper

Episodes

Series One

# Title Air Date
1 "The Key Mystery" 1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
Sergenat Stripes searches for Mr. Draper's lost key. Fluffy Mouse wants to help, but she doesn't know what a key is and takes Mr. Peppermint's hammer by mistake.
2 "Here Be Dragons" 3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)
Sergeant Stripes gets a fire engine to counter the Dragon and its fire. It turns out to be a hoax and Stripes accidentally douses a steam engine.
3 "A Slippery Customer" 4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
Sergeant Stripes and Arabella look around town for the slug criminal Stanley. After Arabella gets into a tangle, she is mistaken for a slug and makes a mess inside the police station.
4 "The Monkey Mystery" 5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
Sergeant Stripes is assigned to look after Paolo a circus spider-monkey, while investigating a series of thefts. It turns out Paolo is responsible for the thefts.
5 "On Yer Bike!" 8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
Arabella reluctantly lends her bike to Inspector Hector for a charity race. Sergeant Stripes is able to reunite Mike the bike and Arabella in time for the race.
6 "The Case of the Missing Coppers" 9 September 2003 (2003-09-09)
While looking for his absent colleagues, Sergeant Stripes causes chaos around town and assuming that the townsfolk are wasting police time.
7 "There's No Such Thing as Monsters" 10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
Stripes has to convince the public and his own policing team that monsters do not exist.
8 "Treasure Ahoy!" 11 September 2003 (2003-09-11)
Inspector Hector has a forgetful day and arrives at the station with no uniform on.
9 "School's out" 12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
Inspector Hector tries to get out of giving a talk by faking a sore throat; Stripes gives a talk in the school.
10 "Stripes Gets a Fright" 16 September 2003 (2003-09-16)
Stripes and the team investigate when a horse goes missing from a fairground merry-go-round, and end up in a ghost train.
11 "Seeing Double" 17 September 2003 (2003-09-17)
12 "On the Button" 18 September 2003 (2003-09-18)
Sergenat Stripes sets out to look for a missing shirt button. The case is interrupted by Arabella stranded on a barge.
13 "The Bicycle Thieves" TBA

Series Two

# Title Air Date
1 "Who's Got the Peppermint Creams?" 1 November 2004 (2004-11-01)
2 "A Chain's as Good as a Rest" 2 November 2004 (2004-11-02)
It's the Mayor's Parade - but who has the Mayor's pendant?
3 "Painting Lessons" 4 November 2004 (2004-11-04)
4 "Fluffy Mouse Solves the Mystery" 5 November 2004 (2004-11-05)
5 "Aaatchoo" 8 November 2004 (2004-11-08)
6 "Birthday Burglar" 9 November 2004 (2004-11-09)
7 "Invasion of the Giant Vegetables" 10 November 2004 (2004-11-10)
Veggies on the loose.
8 "Suitcase Swap" 11 November 2004 (2004-11-11)
9 "Game, Set and Match" 12 November 2004 (2004-11-12)
10 "And they Call it Kitty Love" 15 November 2004 (2004-11-15)
11 "Stripes in Charge" 17 November 2004 (2004-11-17)
12 "No Tea for Hector" 9 December 2004 (2004-12-09)
13 "Footprints" 17 December 2004 (2004-12-17)
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