1 9 8 1 – 1 9 8 3 (UK)
6 x episodes
This Anglia TV adaptation of the popular children’s books by Peter Eldin starred Kenneth Williams, Rita Webb, Sheila White and Arthur Mullard as overgrown schoolchildren.
They also appeared in other sketches as teachers (and Rita as dinner lady Mrs Eaten).
The show also featured Patrick Newell as the form master, Craig Stokes as the brains in the library, acrobatics by The Dingbats, music by The Brownsville Banned and fun animation design by Alan Scragg (animator Paul Stone).
Apart from the sight of the attractive Sheila White in a school uniform, it was all pretty dire, really.