1 9 9 6 – 2 0 0 0 (UK)
8 x 25 minute episodes
This BBC animated series of occasional short seasonal stories for young children was based on a number of children’s picture books by Epping (Essex) author Jill Barklem.
The self-contained 25-minute stories were set in a small provincial community of rodents where everybody was friendly and decent. Designed for the very young, Brambly Hedge probably also pleased their parents as a cosy evocation of a vanished village world.
The regular cast of creatures included mischievous Wilfred Toadflax, Primrose Woodmouse, Basil, Lord and Lady Daisy Woodmouse, Mr and Mrs Toadflax, Mr and Mrs Apple and their daughter, Daisy.
Robert Lindsay narrated with voices provided by a cast of stars including Neil Morrissey (voicing the hero, Wilfred), June Whitfield, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Coleman and Rosemary Leach.
The stop-motion animation for the first four stories was produced by Cosgrove Hall with HOT Animation providing the second set of four.
Mrs Flora (Flo) Apple
Mr Pip Apple
Lady Daisy Woodmouse
Winter Story | The Secret Staircase | Spring Story | The High Hills | Summer Story | Sea Story | Autumn Story | Poppy’s Babies