Fingermouse - Netflix

Fri 28 June 2019

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Fingermouse is a British children's television programme created by Michael Cole for the BBC in 1985. It is a spin-off of the earlier series Fingerbobs. The first episode was broadcast on 4 November 1985 on BBC1. The eponymous star was a paper finger puppet in the form of a mouse, who would play various musical instruments with the help of Iain Lauchlan, called the Music Man. Fingermouse also went adventuring outside, interacting with other paper puppets made by artist Joanne Cole.

Each episode lasted fifteen minutes, and one series of 13 episodes was made.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 15 minutes

Premier: 1985-09-25

Fingermouse - Michael Cole (writer) - Netflix

Michael Cole (17 March 1933 – 4 August 2001) created a number of children's programmes from the 70s to the 90s, including Alphabet Castle, Heads and Tails and Ragtime, for which he won a Society of Film and Television Award (later known as a BAFTA) for Best Children's Programme. Together with his wife Joanne Cole, he created Bod, originally published as four books in 1965 and made into a TV show in the 70s, as well as Fingerbobs and Gran.

Fingermouse - Theatre - Netflix

Cole worked with composer Paul Reade on a musical version of Aesop's fables, A Feast of Fables, and the musical fairytale Cinderella, performed all over the UK.

Fingermouse - References - Netflix


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