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In the greenhouse, Greenclaws' greenhouse,
Greenclaws grows them amazing plants.
They're surprising, mystifying,
Greenclaws grows them crazy plants!

Greenclaws was made for CBBC in 1988, and comprised 26, 15 minute episodes. The show was aimed at the pre-school audience and was usually shown in the lunchtime slot on BBC2.

Greenclaws was a big green monster who lived in a greenhouse. Every week, Iris would visit Greenclaws. They would put a seed in a plant pot, put the plant pot inside a tree, wait for Owlma (a mechanical owl) to alert them that the plant was ready, answer three riddles/questions from Owlma (which were always along the lines of "Twit twoo, twoo, twit twit twoo?" and then translated into English by Greenclaws for him and Iris to solve), then open the tree to find the plant had grown in to something bearing unusual fruit. Each episode featured a song filmed (lip-synched) on location, most of which were written by Hilary James and Simon Mayor. There would also be a story told featuring ancestors of Greenclaws while the plant was growing, accompanied by illustrations.









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Genre Children's television series
Created by Christine Hewitt
Voices of/Starring Nick Mercer, Stella Goodier
Narrated by  
Counrty of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 26
Running Time) 15 mins
Original Run 1988 - 1989
Language English