Home Television Kids TV Woof!


1 9 8 9 – 1 9 9 7 (UK)
63 x 30 minute episodes

Long-running Children’s TV series telling the stories of Eric (Edward Fidoe), a 10-year-old schoolboy with the power to transform himself into a dog.

Only his best friend Roy (Thomas Aldwinckle) knows the truth and helps him hide the secret from the boy’s parents (John Bowler and Lizzie Mickery), suspicious school-teacher Miss Jessop (Liza Goddard), and headmaster Mr Blocker (John Ringham).

From the sixth series – which began airing in 1993 – episodes featured the adventures of Rex Thomas (played by Adam Roper) and his best friend Michael Tully (Monty Allan).

Rex inherits Eric’s “condition”, and in the final episode of series 8, he becomes Miss Jessop’s stepson after she marries his father, Ken (Owen Brenman). Lionel Jeffries also guest-starred as Rex’s Grandfather.

The ninth and final series aired in 1997 and featured Jim Walters (Sebastian Mahjouri), accompanied by his cousin Brian Barford (Jack Allen) and next door neighbour Carrie Howard (Faye Jackson). By the time the show ended, Liza Goddard was the only original cast member to feature through all nine series.

Woof! was produced by Central Independent Television, and filmed in the Midlands, mainly in Birmingham and in Nottingham.

Eric Banks
Edward Fidoe
Eric the Dog
Roy Ackerman
Thomas Aldwinckle
Mrs Jessop 
Liza Goddard
Mr Blocker
John Ringham
Rex Thomas
Adam Roper
Rex the Dog
Mr Ken Thomas
Owen Brenman
Michael Tully
Monty Allan
Rachel Hobbs
Sarah Smart
Mrs Banks
Lizzie Mickery
Mr Banks
John Bowler
Lionel Jeffries
Mr Fitzherbert
James Ellis
Jim Walters
Sebastian Mahjouri
Brian Barford
Jack Allen
Carrie Howard
Faye Jackson