Pumpkin Patch

TV series, 1987-1996

Children series set in the sunny town of Pumpkin Patch and featuring the mayor, Uncle Bill, Woofles the watchdog, puppet cousins Freckles and Speckles and friendly presenter Laurel. In 1991, Laurel won a trip around the world and had to bid the pumpkin patch farewell. In her place came Claire, who joined the others until the series ended in 1996. Sometimes, among the stories, fun and make-believe, the pumpkin choir would sing a song.

Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

2 February 1987

Channel:

TV1

Language:

English

Genre:

Children and youth; Educational television; Puppets

Number of series:

10

Number of episodes:

>500

Production company:

Louise Smit Productions

Director:

Louise Smit; Linda Korsten

Writer:

Louise Smit; John Rothman

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
William AbdulUncle Bill, 1987-1996
Laurel Wiid McCullochLaurel, 1987-1991
Claire WrogemanClaire, 1991-1996
Clive MorrisWoofles, 1987-1988
Adrian GalleyWoofles, 1988-1994
Charles MeadowsWoofles, 1994-1995
John CronwrightWoofles, 1995-1996
John RothmanSpeckles, 1987-1996; Rhubarb, 1994
Eugene HavengaFreckles, 1987-1988
Anton SchmidtFreckles, 1988
Roger CharterisFreckles, 1994-1995
Jason KennetFreckles, 1995-1996
A.J. van der MerweChico, 1994
Roger GlenisterBubblegum, 1994

Crew
Louise Smit (as Louise Pretorius)Producer; Director (1987-1988); Writer (1987-1988)
Linda KorstenDirector (1988-1996)
John RothmanMusic (1987-1996)

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