- Budgie the Little Helicopter
"Budgie the Little Helicopter" is a series of children's books and animated TV series relating to a fictional character 'Budgie' and his friends. The characters were based on the books by
Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, who was influenced by her flight training in the Royal Navy. The show was produced by Fred Wolf Films Dublinfor HTVand Sleepy Kids Company, and originally aired on British television in 1993on CITVthen was aired later on in the United States of Americaon Fox Kids. The TV Show ran for 39 episodes, and a range of videos, books, and toys were released under the 'Budgie' label. Budgie the Little Helicopter merchandise is now quite rare.
The voice of Budgie was performed by
Richard C. Pearce.
Helicopter— Budgie is a small blue helicopter with a big yellow cap covering his entire airframe( [http://www.jedisparadise.co.uk/childrenstv/Budgie/Budgie1.jpgSee Picture] ). He lives and works at Harefield Airfield, and is best friends with Pippa. He can be cheeky and troublesome, but he works hard and continuously tries to please Lionel (as well as avoiding the heli-wash whenever he can).
*Pippa the Plane — Pippa is a small green single-engined
monoplanewith a tuft of yellow hair and a big pink bow ( [http://www.jedisparadise.co.uk/childrenstv/Budgie/Budgie9.jpgSee Picture] ). She was the second aircraft to arrive to Harefield Airfield, and at first teased Budgie. After a race and several comparisons about who was the best, they both became firm friends. She enjoys helping out, and also loves using the heli-wash (as opposed to Budgie).
*Lionel - Lionel is the senior helicopter in the series. He doesn't take kindly to Budgie and Pippa causing trouble and making themselves nuisances, but he keeps things in order with his patient but firm ways.
*Chuck the Big Helicopter (was stated in the second TV episode as being a Boeing
CH-47Chinook) - Chuck is a twin-rotored helicopter. He comes from America and of course doesn't understand the British language well. He sometimes gets cocky and likes to show off, but this led him to trouble when he disrupted an air show and finished up in a pond. He also has a bad habit of calling Lionel "Captain".
*Patsy the Stunt Plane (was stated by Lionel as being a
*Jasper the Jeer Jet
Smokeythe Fire Engine
*Julie the Posh Vintage Car
*Mrs. Nancy Kitchen
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