1 9 8 4 (UK)
6 x 10 minute episodes
The character of Stanley Bagshaw was created and illustrated by Bob Wilson in a series of children’s books first published in 1980. The illustrations from the books were then used to create a six-part Yorkshire Television series for ITV, also narrated by Wilson.
10-year-old Stanley Bagshaw lived in the (fictional) town of Huddersgate – Oop North, “where it’s boring and slow” – with his Grandma at number four, Prince Albert Row.
While the town itself was pretty dull (it was famed for its tramlines and the local football team, Huddersgate Albion), things seemed to constantly “happen” to our Stan, invariably requiring him to be the hero of the day, preventing tragedies, defeating villains, and generally saving the day.
First broadcast in 1984, the six episodes were repeated on Channel 4 in 1987 and by ITV in 1989 and 1990.
Stanley Bagshaw and the Short-Sighted Football Trainer | Stanley Bagshaw and the Mafeking Square Cheese Robbery | Stanley Bagshaw and the 22-Ton Whale | Stanley Bagshaw and the 14-Foot Wheel | Stanley Bagshaw and the Miraculous Sun-Bed | Stanley Bagshaw and the Unusual Film