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Captain Zep – Space Detective

1 9 8 3 – 1 9 8 4 (UK)
12 x 30 minute episodes

This children’s series from the BBC was part drama and part quiz game, featuring mysteries that would be solved by the “cadets” – the child audience in the studio dressed in futuristic clothes – along with a write-in competition for viewers.

The series combined live-action and animation with the cast interacting with drawings of alien characters on drawn backgrounds.

Paul Greenwood played the titular captain in the first series, with Richard Morant replacing him in series two. Captain Zep was assisted by Professor Spiro (Harriet Keevil) who was replaced in series two by Professor Vana (Tracey Childs).

The only cast member to appear in both series was Ben Ellison as Jason Brown.

Captain Zep
Paul Greenwood (1)
Richard Morant (2)
Professor Spiro
Harriet Keevil
Professor Vana
Tracey Childs
Jason Brown
Ben Ellison