THAT WOBBLY felt-tip animation technique patented by Godfrey and co. was called “boiling”, and gave a distinctive look to NOAH AND NELLY and the Briers-narrated adventures of this acid-green nasal dog, forever trying to better himself to constant derision of garden birds, worms and hot pink next-door cat, Custard. Famous episodes involved Norse gods getting Roobarb to shut up, and abortive attempt at becoming a bird revealing one fatal flaw – birds had beaks, and Roobarb had a spike. And a beak is a beak, and a spike is a spike. Created by one Grange Calverley. Scuzzy guitar theme predated punk by at least a year.