The Adventures of Rupert Bear The Adventures of Rupert Bear is a 70’s Children’s TV puppet show. The characters were created in 1920 by Mary Tourtell as a comic strip for the Daily Express Newspaper. He was so popular that during World War II the British Government asked the Daily Express to keep him going for the public morale. He eventually made it to our screens in 1970 via the capable hands of Mary Turner and John Read for ATV.   Mary sculpted Rupert, who was based on the annual covers that show him as solid flesh and blood, unlike the drawings inside of it. She and her team of puppeteers had worked on other TV puppet productions before Rupert. John began his career in Cartoon Films, then training films and documentaries. He also did the Special Effects on many films, including Dambusters.   Judy Bennett was the narrator, who also narrated Here Comes Mumfie and The Munch Bunch. The script editor was Ruth Boswell and the 2 scriptwriters were Jill Fenson and Anna Standon. It seems Jim had been a Rupert addict from the age of six and possessed 45 Rupert Annuals at that time. Rupert was a big hit and became one of the first Children's Programmes to be marketed worldwide. A total of 4 series' were made, which came to a whopping 156 episodes.   It has stuck in peoples heads for years, not just because of the great visuals/stories, but because of the catchy title song sung by Jackie Lee. It reached number 16 in the UK music charts in 1970. She would also lend here vocal skills to two other children's shows - White Horses and Inigo Pipkins. Rupert's 50 years were celebrated with a Childrens Party at Great Ormond Street Hospital hosted by Ed Stewart and visited by puppets from the series.     Story  Each episode began with a mother reading a Rupert story to her child, who was in bed. A Rupert Bear doll was sitting on the floor watching them and the camera would zoom into it.   Then the great theme tume would start...  ‘There's a little Bear, like you've never seen before, he's a lot of fun. Children everywhere, grow to love him more and more, he's their number one. There's a million stories to be told, of the things that he's done. And he's gonna share them all with you so come along. (Chorus) Rupert, Rupert the Bear, everyone sing his name. Rupert, Rupert the Bear, everyone come and join, in all of his games. There is Badger Bill, Lily Tiger-Lily too, and a whole lot more. They are Rupert's friends, and they're waiting here for you, so unlock the door. There's a magic land not far away and they call it Nutwood. Where you'll meet a little teddy bear if you are good (Chorus) (Chorus)’   Rupert lives in Nutwood with his parents, Mr and Mrs Bear, in a country cottage. On his adventures he is accompanied by various characters - Bill Badger, Podgy Pig, P.C Growler, Sailor Sam, Edward Trunk, Pong Ping, Margot, Professor, Gypsy Grannie, Tigerlily and the more unusual Drizzle, Mr. Grimnasty, Willy the Wisp, and Raggety the Twigman. Mr Grimnasty was a new character and was an old man who lived in the woods. Another new character was Willy Wisp. Each episode was full of adventure, with Rupert either around his home in Nutwood (on the Common or in the Woods), or flying his chariot to strange places such as the Land of Sponge Cake and Fairyland. His adventures were based on published stories that have been read over the years and adapted for television. The little bear always started his day at home with his father and mother, and returned there to tell them of his adventures.   The Adventures Of Rupert Bear - Asleep The Adventures of Rupert Bear T-Shirts - NONE The Adventures of Rupert Bear DVDs Region 2 (Europe) - NONE Region 1 (USA) - NONE The Adventures of Rupert Bear Video The Adventures Of Rupert Bear - Ruper At Home
The Adventures of Rupert Bear Episodes Series 1 (1970)  1. Rupert and the Unknown  2. Rupert and the Blue Fireworks  3. Rupert and the Fishing Rod  4. Rupert and the Snow Machine  5. Rupert at Rocky Bay  6. Rupert and the Christmas Toffee  7. Rupert and the Spring Chicken  8. Rupert and the Sky Boat  9. Rupert and the Flying Chariot  10. Rupert and the Paper Fall  11. Rupert and Raggety  12. Rupert and the Compass  13. Rupert and the Butterflies  14. Rupert at Magic Ball  15. Rupert and the Basket Rocket  16. Rupert and the Green Buzzer  17. Rupert and the Blue Moon  18. Rupert in Mysteryland  19. Rupert and Margot  20. Rupert and the Snowman  21. Rupert and the Train Journey  22. Rupert and the Distant Music  23. Rupert and the Cold Cure  24. Rupert and the Ice Flowers  25. Rupert and the Old Hat  26. Rupert and the Inventor    Series 2 (1971)   1. Rupert and the Truant  2. Rupert and the Autumn Primrose  3. Rupert and the Baby Badger  4. Rupert and the Rope Ladder  5. Rupert and the Gooseberry Fool  6. Rupert and the Yellow Dog-Roses  7. Rupert and the Flying Saucer  8. Rupert and the Top Hat  9. Rupert and the Forest Fire  10. Rupert and the Crackerjack  11. Rupert and the Birthday Kettle  12. Rupert and the Snuff Box  13. Rupert and the Dragon Sweets  14. Rupert and the Elephants  15. Rupert and the Winter Woollies  16. Rupert and the Sketch Book  17. Rupert and the Woffle Fly  18. Rupert and the Lost Chariot  19. Rupert and the Golden Acorn  20. Rupert and the Balloon  21. Rupert and the Spring Adventure  22. Rupert and the Missing Pieces  23. Rupert and the Outlaw  24. Rupert and the Unlucky Simon  25. Rupert and Rusty  26. Rupert and the Old Chimney    Series 3 (1973)   1. Rupert and the Salt Queen  2. Rupert and the Falling Star  3. Rupert and the Piggy Bank  4. Rupert Gets a Message  5. Rupert and the Willow Pattern Plate  6. Rupert and the Mole Digger  7. Rupert and the Witch's Chariot  8. Rupert and the Dragon Feast  9. Rupert and the Scaredy Scarecrow  10. Rupert, Raggety and the Bricks  11. Rupert to the Rescue  12. Rupert and the New Star  13. Rupert and the One-Eyed Monster  14. Rupert and the Christmas Stocking  15. Rupert's Christmas Party  16. Rupert at the Pantomime  17. Rupert and the Floating Water  18. Rupert in Rhyme Land  19. Rupert and the Magic Icicle  20. Rupert and Great Aunt Emily  21. Rupert and the Snow Guard  22. Rupert and the Chinese Kite  23. Rupert and the Wonderful Lamp  24. Rupert and the Forgetful Flowers  25. Rupert and the Thief  26. Rupert in Cloud Land  27. Rupert and the Goosegog Trap  28. Rupert and the Treasure Hunt  29. Rupert and the Jack-in-the-Box  30. Rupert in Space  31. Rupert and the Changing Weather  32. Rupert and the Troublesome Tent  33. Rupert and the Leaking Roof  34. Rupert and the Jigsaw Puzzle  35. Rupert and the Tight-Rope Walker  36. Rupert and the Multi-Coloured Roses  37. Rupert and the Poppies  38. Rupert and the Time Zone  39. Rupert and the Flying Sou'wester  40. Rupert and the Newspapers  41. Rupert on the Farm  42. Rupert and the Electronic Key  43. Rupert and the Holiday Adventure  44. Rupert and the Castaway  45. Rupert and the Princess  46. Rupert and Rosalie  47. Rupert and the Air Smugglers  48. Rupert and the Rainbow  49. Rupert and the Pothole  50. Rupert and the Seashell  51. Rupert and the Experiment  52. Rupert and the Pie Contest    Series 4 (1974)   1. Rupert and the Cyclone  2. Rupert and the Daffodil Telephone  3. Rupert Rescues Rosalie  4. Rupert and the Singing Bird-Seed  5. Rupert Turns Detective  6. Rupert and the Computer  7. Rupert and the Hiccupping Dragon  8. Rupert and the Upside Down Tree  9. Rupert and the Giant Pancake  10. Rupert and the Sleeping Hedgehog  11. Rupert and the Man in the Moon  12. Rupert and the Red Mac  13. Rupert and the Lonely Pillar Box  14. Rupert and Nutwood Station  15. Rupert and the Fancy Dress Party  16. Rupert and the Sand Castle  17. Rupert and the Eskimo  18. Rupert and the Wool-Gathering  19. Rupert and the Golden Egg  20. Rupert and the House that Never Was  21. Rupert and the Snowcloud  22. Rupert and the Light Situation  23. Rupert and the New Neighbours  24. Rupert and the Buried Silver  25. Rupert and the Shoemakers Son  26. Rupert and the Unusual Portrait  27. Rupert and Raggety's Birthday  28. Rupert and the Rope Trick  29. Rupert and Red Riding Hood  30. Rupert and the Crock of Gold  31. Rupert and the Knight  32. Rupert and the Easter Parade  33. Rupert and the New Fangled Heater  34. Rupert and a White Christmas  35. Rupert and Little Jumping Joan  36. Rupert Goes Shopping Twice  37. Rupert and Mr. Grimnasty's New Home  38. Rupert and Tiger Lily  39. Rupert and the White Rabbit  40. Rupert and the Happy Families  41. Rupert and the Old Coat  42. Rupert and the Bedoozle Man  43. Rupert and the Helpful Tune  44. Rupert and the Profusion Plant-Grower  45. Rupert and the Striped Digger  46. Rupert and the Nutwood Fair  47. Rupert and the Naughty Tinker  48. Rupert and the Old Mill  49. Rupert and the Good Deed  50. Rupert and the Late Winter  51. Rupert and the Professor's Problem  52. Rupert and punch and Judy The Adventures Of Rupert Bear - Whoís That? 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