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Button Moon

ULTRA CHEAPO lunchtime fare from the same stable as OSCAR THE RABBIT, only this time they couldn’t even be arsed to build a proper set and just used a black cloth instead. Titular Spoon family co-existed in peace and harmony with talking vacuum cleaner, washing-up liquid bottle army and the like. Every episode Mr. Spoon decided to fly his (obviously Heinz-tin derived) rocket to the eponymous satellite (“We’re off to Button Moon, we’ll follow Mr Spoon!”), then flew it back again (“We’ve been to Button Moon, we’ve followed Mr Spoon!”). ‘What’s through the telescope?’ section most memorable.



  1. Joanne

    April 8, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Sorry to be pedantic, but it was a Thames production, not Central (and yes, since the Lockdown started, I have got far too much time on my hands).

  2. Richardpd

    April 1, 2024 at 11:36 am

    Quite weird but fun in it’s own way, with most of the characters made from household objects. It ran for longer than I realised, with new episodes being made for most of the 1980s rather than just a few being made & repeated many times.

    For some reason Mr Spoon became an insult at my Secondary School in the early 1990s!

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