Orm and Cheep
is a 1980s British children's television series
that was aimed at the younger viewers of CITV
. It used puppets
as the main characters (Orm being a worm
and Cheep being a bird
) and was narrated by Richard Briers
. The show was created by Tony Martin, the puppets created by Mary Edwards. There were a total of 26 episodes, which spanned between the years of 1983–1985, each episode consisting of eleven minutes.
Cheep was an infant bird who fell from his nest, prior to learning to fly (the theme tune, "If only Cheep could fly", ensured that Cheep's difficulties in learning to fly became a recurring joke throughout the series). He befriends Orm, a worm who inhabits a subteranean home. Their acquaintances include Snail
, all friends and foes have a single-word, noun
name. Their notable foes include Rat
, who often scheme to consume the pair.
First seriesCreator - Tony MartinDirector - Jan MartinProducer - Jan MartinExecutive Producer - David HamiltonArtistic Director - Tony MartinPuppet creator _ Mary EdwardsWriter - Guy HallifaxNarrator - Richard BriersPuppeteers - Mary Edwards, Geoff Felix and Ian Thom
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