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Here Come The Double Deckers (BBC One 1971 Peter Firth, Brinsley Forde)

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Here Come The Double Deckers BBC One 1971

Here Come the Double Deckers was a colourful and lively British kids comedy show that was made by Twentieth Century Fox and aired in the UK on the BBC in 1971 and in the US on ABC in 1972.

The Double Deckers were a group of seven mischievous kids that would meet in an old doubledecker bus they had converted into a clubhouse.

Scooper (Peter Firth) was the apparent leader of the gang, and Albert (Melvyn Hayes, who also composed the fab theme tune), the street sweeper was the only regular adult in the cast. The other kids included Spring (Brinsley Forde), Sticks, Doughnut, Brains, Billie (Gillian Bailey), and Tiger, who had a stuffed tiger named Tiger.

A hit in its homeland, Here Come the Double Deckers never really caught on with American audiences and was cancelled after one season. After another season of Sunday morning repeats, the show left the colonial airwaves permanently.

“Get on board! Get on board!
Come and join the Double Deckers.”

UK  / TCF / 17×20 minute episodes / 1971

Creators: Roy Simpson, Harry Booth / Music: Ivor Slaney, Melvyn Hayes / Producer: Roy Simpson

cast
PETER FIRTH as Scooper
GILLIAN BAILEY as Billie
MICHAEL AUDRESON as Brains
DOUGLAS SIMMONDS as Doughnut
BRINSLEY FORDE as Spring
BRUCE CLARK as Sticks
DEBBIE RUSS as Tiger
MELVYN HAYES as Albert