The Flumps


The Flumps

"The Flumps" was a popular children's programme produced in 1976, broadcast by the BBC many times from 1977 to 1988, and produced by David Yates and narrated by Gay Soper. The plot revolved around the various adventures of a family of furry, human-like characters called The Flumps.

The various flumps were:
*Grandpa Flump, who played a Flumpet (type of trumpet),
*Father Flump, a keen gardener
*Mother Flump, often seen cooking in the kitchen
*Posie, a child Flump (a girl)
*Perkin, a child Flump (a boy)
*Pootle, a child Flump (the youngest; a boy)

Episode listing

*Secrets
*The Cloud
*The Magnet
*Get Your Skates On
*Moon Shot
*Balloons
*Keep Fit
*Something Different
*Lend A Hand
*Quiet Please
*Grandfather's Birthday
*What A Carrot
*Where's Grandfather?

During early 2008, the Flumps' theme tune was used in a series of adverts for Auto-Trader magazine.

References

Simon Sheridan "The A to Z of Classic Children's Television" (Reynolds & Hearn books, 2004, reprinted 2007) ISBN 1-903111-27-7. Features a chapter on the series and an interview with voice-over actress Gay Soper.

External links

* [http://www.thechestnut.com/flumps.htm Little Gems - The Flumps]
* [http://www.80snostalgia.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=86 80s nostalgia article on The Flumps]
* " [http://www.classickidstv.co.uk/wiki/The_Flumps The Flumps] " at [http://www.classickidstv.co.uk/ ClassicKidsTV.co.uk]


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