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Trap Door, The

CHIPPER CHILDREN’S ITV claymation, narrated by WILLIE RUSHTON, featuring Berk (mild-mannered, West Country-accented blob), Bony (skeleton thing, plummy voice), The Thing upstairs (always wanting to be fed) and various creatures beneath the titular egress. Opening sequence sent up the conventions of house-on-the-hill horror much as DANGERMOUSE sent up superheroes. Scripts sometimes approached Cosgrove-Hall’s invariably high quality. Theme tune none more 80s, complete with pseudo-rap over closing credits.



  1. THX 1139

    May 1, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    The one you forgot was Drut, the cheery little grey blob with spider legs who made funny noises, and for some reason had a name that was the word “turd” backwards.

  2. Tom Ronson

    March 31, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    The theme song was performed by Zygott, apparently a pseudonym for Bob Heatlie, the composer of Aneka’s Japanese Boy.

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