Cockleshell Bay


Cockleshell Bay was a stop-motion animated series running from 1980 to 1986. It originated in the childrens tv series ‘Rainbow’ and then went solo. It was made by Cosgrove Hall films who also made other favourite shows of that era like Danger Mouse, Count Duckula, and The Wind in the Willows and was voiced and written by another childrens tv favourite Brian Trueman – if you ever noticed that Gran Routy sounded a bit like a more west country version of Count Duckula’s Nanny, now you know why 🙂 There were 104 episodes made but so far it has never been released as a complete series although a few episodes have been released on Cockleshell Bay and Rainbow videos in the past and the odd episode in cult kids dvd compilations. The first episode can be watched online here.

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