1 9 7 3 – 1 9 8 1 (UK)
313 x 30 minute episodes
Inigo Pipkin was a puppet maker. Hartley Hare, Pig, Tortoise, Octavia the Ostrich and Topov were a group of animals who lived with Inigo and ran an organisation called The Help People.
Tortoise lived on the cash register of the shop and looked after the cash. Pig was an inventor (and had a lab in the cellar), Topov was a (very ugly) monkey who lived in a tree house in the garden and Hartley Hare was the boss (or thought he was) and always craved to be the centre of attention.
This ATV series began in 1973 as a show called Inigo Pipkin, starring George Woodbridge as the titular Mr P. Unfortunately, George died during the second season so the show was re-named simply Pipkins and continued on with Johnny (Inigo’s assistant) and the ‘animals’.
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