Round the Bend



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Round the Bend was a British children's television series, which ran for three seasons on Children's ITV from 1989 to 1991. It was cancelled, supposedly following complaints from Mary Whitehouse's National Viewers and Listeners Association about the coarseness of the satire and for being politically incorrect. The show was a Hat Trick production for Yorkshire Television. The show was later repeated on Channel 4 and Nickelodeon UK.

Created by the team behind the comic Oink! - Patrick Gallagher, Tony Husband and Mark Rodgers, the puppets were made by the team who made the puppets for Spitting Image. Round the Bend was a parody of Saturday morning magazine shows with a host providing linking material between cartoons, music videos and news sections - albeit set in a sewer. The title of the show is a reference to a toilet U-bend, with the opening titles beginning with the camera being flushed down a toilet and ending up in a sewer.

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Genre satire
Created by Patrick Gallagher, Tony Husband and Mark Rodgers
Voices of Anthony Asbury Richard Coombs Alistair Fullarton Nigel Plaskitt
Narrated by Anthony Asbury
Counrty of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes  
Running Time)  
Original Run 1989 to 1991.
Language English