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Henry’s Cat

Rare 'human' sighting in otherwise four-legs-good zoneTO BE FRANK, after [cref 6217 ROOBARB] and [cref 1515 NOAH AND NELLY] a bit of a comedown from the Godfrey studio. Shorn of the characteristic wobble, this sedate semi-animated partwork portrayed defiantly mundane adventures of the eponymous feline plus cohorts Chris Rabbit, a pig, a duck, the sun, some birds et al. Always a giveaway of bad times ahead, theme tune underwent radical revision (from limp synth lilting to desperate “Hen-e-ry, Hen-e-ry, you must know Hen-e-ry’s Cat”) in attempt to pep up format. And still Henry was never featured.



  1. Rob Williams

    July 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Yes, not the best out of Godfrey cannon. But then it filled a hole before Neighbours eventually took its spot, though the said moggy always seems to be too happy for his own good…

  2. Uncle Mex

    October 20, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I’ll be goddammed if that wasn’t Ken Livingstone providing the dulcet tones of our ‘enry…

  3. David Smith

    October 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I’ve never made the connection, but you’re right, Henry’s Cat’s (not Henry’s!) voice was indeed rather reminiscent of that of the former mayor and newt connoisseur. But narration duties did in fact fall to Bob Godfrey himself.

  4. gman

    April 17, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Am i in the minority here? I bloody LOVED Henry’s Cat, especially the final series, with his battles against the evil Rum Baa Baa, and regular Helibus trips.

  5. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Chris Rabbit was on speed. Definitely.

  6. THX 1139

    March 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    There was an episode of Points of View where a kid wrote in and asked why we never saw Henry, and Bob Godfrey was such a great guy that he drew a picture of the cat owner especially for them to show. He was a bloke with a bowler hat and moustache, suspiciously similar to the character from Godfrey’s saucy 70s cartoon Henry 9 til 5.

  7. Applemask

    March 9, 2018 at 11:48 am

    “Not as good as Roobarb” barely counts as a criticism. Not Godfrey’s best work but streets ahead of most of the other inhabitants of Buttons comic.

  8. Richard16378

    March 9, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Plenty of crazy stuff featured, especially in the later episodes.

    Things like moo-moo fruit, the flying carrot, banana soup sandwiches, jam doughnut eating vampire bats, & HC becoming an ace jingle writer & getting arrested for impersonating himself.

  9. Tom Ronson

    October 27, 2022 at 12:39 am

    My favourite episode is one of the later fifteen-minute instalments, where Henry’s Cat takes a crash course in animation and gets a job at Big Bob’s Cartoon Studio. Very meta.

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