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Rag, Tag and Bobtail

1 9 5 3 – 1 9 5 5 (UK)
26 x 12 minute episodes

Rag, Tag and Bobtail joined Andy Pandy and The Flowerpot Men as part of Watch With Mother in 1953. The Woodentops and Picture Book completed the original line-up in 1955.

Rag was a hedgehog. Tag was a little mouse. Bobtail was a clover-chewing buck rabbit (hence the name). The three lived in an English wood.

The animals were all glove puppets, manipulated by the hands of Sam and Elizabeth Williams.

Rag, Tag and Bobtail aired as the Thursday edition of Watch With Mother, with each episode repeated no less than 30 times until the final showing in 1965.

Charles E. Stidwell

Sam Williams
Elizabeth Williams
Story Writer
Louise Cochrane