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The Gublins (1977) (also known as The Gublin Legends) is a stop-motion children's television show from the producers of Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley. The Gublins were chimp-like creations that featured in a series of Tall Stories, narrated in rhyming couplets to a simple acoustic soundtrack provided by Freddie Phillips. They were first broadcast as part of Multicoloured Swap Shop on BBC One.

There were thirteen episodes filmed although only twelve are known by name, they are:

  • The Prince Frog
  • The Magic Tree
  • Mr Dilley's Mermaid
  • Bessie O'the Glen (or the Inversneekie Doonie)
  • The Dancing Princess
  • Charley's Feather
  • The Prudent Prince
  • The Emperor's Willow Warbler
  • The Honey-Coloured Hat
  • The Kendal Candle
  • Obadiah and Flo
  • The Barber of Cartina

Three of these stories appeared in the BBC Swap Shop Books (2,3 & 4) as photostories. There were also five photostory books published separately titled "Young Gublins Picture Storybooks". They were completely new stories called:

  • The Lost Drum
  • The Surprise Present
  • The Wishing Well
  • Grandpa's Mistake
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