Raggy Dolls Raggy Dolls is an 80’s Children’s TV cartoon. Roy Evans was commissioned by Yorkshire TV to produce an animated title sequence and end credits for a programme to be based on an original idea by Melvyn Jacobson and illustrations by Steve Smallman.  At the time the programme was to be little more than a story teller with the camera tracking and panning over illustrations.    However they liked the titles and decided on 13 episodes of limited animation, one every 6 weeks. They were very cheap to make.  Roy did the script editing, layouts, backgrounds and animation. Neil Innes (of Puddle Lane fame) did the narration and was also responsible for the music.   Reaction to the show was great and a second series was commissioned and this time more money was given to do it. Roy was now spending 7 days a week working on it.   Yorkshire TV were so happy with the programme, that they wanted more episodes - faster. They decided that they needed a team of animators for the job, instead of a one man band, and commissioned further series' of the Raggy Dolls with Orchid Films instead.     Story  Any doll that was made incorrectly at Grimes' Soft Toys was taken to the reject bin. Inside of this bin lived 7 dolls, who loved adventures.    Each episode began with -    ‘Its not much of a life when you're just a pretty face Just to be whoever you are is no disgrace Don't be scared if you don't fit in Look who's in the reject bin! It's the Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls Dolls like you and me Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls Made imperfectly So if you got a bump on your nose or lumps on your toes Do not despair Be like the Raggy Dolls, and say I just don't care Cause Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls Are happy just to be Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls Dolls like you and me!’ The Raggy Dolls Characters     Sad Sack He was a sample doll, but because he had so much stuffing, he was too expensive to make. He's also a little bit slow.    Back-to-Front He is a Handy-Man doll. The trouble was they put his head on the wrong way when he was made.    Hi-Fi He is a talking doll that was dropped while he was being tested and developed a stammer.    Princess She should have come out of the factory looking like a Princess with a tiara, but instead came out with a dress made of rags, no tiara and cropped hair. Cinderella eat your heart out. She also tries to speak posh, but doesn't carry it off very well.    Dotty She had paint splashed on her and it wouldn't come off. This is the only thing wrong with Dotty. She's also quite bossy, so don't get on the wrong side of her.    Lucy Poor Lucy was sewn together with faulty thread. When she gets excited then she can literally fall apart!    Claude There is nothing wrong with Claude. He was left behind when the machine made one too many dolls for a special export order to France.    Mr Grimes Runs Grimes Soft Toy Company. Raggy Dolls - Princess Is Made Raggy Dolls T-Shirts - Raggy Dolls T-Shirts Raggy Dolls DVDs Region 2 (Europe) - Raggy Dolls DVDs Region 1 (USA) - NONE Raggy Dolls Video Raggy Dolls - The Gang Together
Raggy Dolls Episodes Series 1 (1986)  1. The Flying Machine  2. The Big Top  3. The Pigeon Race  4. The War of the Wizards  5. The Special Offer  6. The Litter Bugs   Series 2 (1986)  1. The Dark Wood  2. The Funfair  3. Too Many Cooks  4. After the Storm  5. Christmas Dolls  6. The Trouble with Claude  7. Happy Birthday   Series 3 (1987)  1. The Genius  2. Speaking French  3. The Winter Swan  4. The Terrible Twins  5. Sports Day  6. To the Rescue   Series 4 (1988)  1. Spring Toys  2. A Trip to the Sea  3. The Royal Tour  4. Onion Soup  5. Moving House  6. Factory Mice  7. A Trip to France   Series 5 (1988)  1. Hot Air Balloon  2. Ghosts  3. The Tree House  4. The Memory Machine  5. Doll Overboard  6. The Unlikely Hedgehog   Series 6 (1989)   1. Easter Bunny  2. In Days of Old  3. The Old Clock Lady  4. Peace and Quiet  5. We Are Not Amused  6. The Lost Puppy  7. Horse Sense  8. The Terrible Storm  9. The Stolen Parrot  10. Crazy Golf   Series 7 (1990)  1. Pumpernickle's Party  2. So Safari  3. Making Faces  4. The Old Windmill  5. The Little Carthorse  6. Making Jam  7. The Teddy Bear's Picnic  8. Mr Marmalade  9. The Treasure Hunt  10. Rupert the Roo  11. Witch is Which?  12. Bonfire Night  13. Rainbow's End  14. Lost in Space  15. Roman Ramblers  16. The Great Expedition  17. The Twitcher  18. Too Bossy  19. The Toy Fair  20. Ragamuffin  21. Grand Prix Dolls  22. Fond Farewells  23. Doctor Dolls   Series 8 (1991)  1. Old Fashioned Dolls  2. Lady Luck  3. Invisible Dolls  4. The Great Outdoors  5. The Lonely Echo  6. Homeward Bound  7. Railway Dolls  8. Windy Weather  9. Purple Diamonds  10. The Giant Bumblebee  11. The Return of the Roo  12. The Boomerang Games  13. Down on the Farm  14. ??   Series 9 (1992)  1. The Royal County Show  2. Open Day  3. The Town Carnival  4. Cave Dolls  5. Barbeque Ball  6. High and Dry  7. Smugglers Cave  8. William the Conker  9. Bonnie Scotland  10. On the Town  11. Danger Men at Work  12. Sight Seeing Dolls  13. Dolls on Wheels   Series 10 (1993)   1. Robot Canteen  2. Mister Mole  3. The Empty House  4. Mon Repose  5. The Runaway Monkey  6. Lucy's Greenhouse  7. The Horrible Princesses  8. The Town Gala  9. Mr Grimes in Love  10. Wedding Bells   Series 11 (1994)  1. Off on a Honeymoon  2. A Mediterranean Cruise  3. Stormy Weather  4. When in Rome  5. Just a Minotaur  6. The Eyes of Rani  7. Elephants Do Forget  8. What's the Time  9. The Russian Doll  10. Bored Raggy Dolls - Making Dolls Raggy Dolls - Princess Is Imperfect Raggy Dolls - They Welcome Princess Raggy Dolls - Grimes Toy Factory Raggy Dolls - The Gang Relaxing Raggy Dolls - The Gang Explore Raggy Dolls - A Hungry Dog Raggy Dolls - Hello Hi-Fi Raggy Dolls - Spying Through The Window Raggy Dolls - Sad Sack Loves The Pond Raggy Dolls - Titles Raggy Dolls - Original Artwork 4 Raggy Dolls - Original Artwork 2 Raggy Dolls - Original Artwork 3 Raggy Dolls - Original Artwork 1 Raggy Dolls - Original Artwork 5 Raggy Dolls - Original Artwork 6 Raggy Dolls - Original Artwork 7 Raggy Dolls Images (click to enlarge) Raggy Dolls - Off To The Rejects Department Raggy Dolls - The Reject Bin Raggy Dolls - Sad Sack Raggy Dolls - Mr Grimes Raggy Dolls - Back To Front Raggy Dolls - Hi-Fi Raggy Dolls - Princess Raggy Dolls - Dotty Raggy Dolls - Lucy Raggy Dolls - Claude Raggy Dolls - Hiding Raggy Dolls - Original Artwork 9 Raggy Dolls Original Artwork 10 © JedisParadise.com
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