1 9 8 9 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes
Oddie played William, a toymaker and reformed meanie who used to ignore his own children and rip off other people’s.
But he changed his ways and set up the Bubblegum Brigade – comprising William’s four mixed-up children – Jinx (Flora Fenton), Bunny (Michelle Moore), Fuddle (James Hyden) and Alph (Ian Kirkby) – who had pledged to mend broken hearts and help children in distress.
Their chaotic attempts to do good were assisted by the amazing robot-cum-computer, WALLI (William’s Absolutely Ludicrous Looking Invention).
The brigade were looked after by Auntie Doodah (Veronica Clifford).
The six-part series was produced by HTV West for ITV and filmed in Bristol.