1 9 8 0 (UK)
52 x 10 minute episodes
The Munch Bunch have run away,
The Munch Bunch are here to stay,
The Munch Bunch have found a home . . . with a garden
This children’s show from ITC was written by Denis Bond, Rosemary Kingsland and John Reid and based on characters from a series of books of the same name.
Lying discarded in the corner of Mr Veg’s Greengrocers shop, the Munch Bunch – a group of talking fruit and veg – decided that it was time to escape their mundane existence and seek something more satisfying.
Making their escape through the cat flap in the shop, the Munch Bunch made their new home in and around an old deserted garden shed where they built a community.
The Munch Bunch included Spud, Olly Onion, Casper Carrot, Lizzie Leek, Pippa Pear, Sally Strawberry, Olive, Bounce (a spring onion), Supercool (a cucumber), Suzie Celery, Billy Blackberry, Scruff Gooseberry, the musical Banana Bunch, Pedro Orange, Lucy Lemon, Emma Apple, Professor Peabody, Peanut, Wally Walnut, Tom Tomato, Adam Avocado, Button and Tiny (mushrooms), Corny On-the-Cob, and Pete Pepper.
Four series’ of 10-minute episodes aired in the children’s lunchtime spot on ITV.