Here Comes Mumfie (partially found puppet TV series; 1975)


Here Comes Mumfie
Mumfie's appearance in the series.
Mumfie's appearance in the series.
Status Partially Found

In 1975, Mary Turner and John Read adapted Katherine Tozer's Mumfie books into a television series entitled Here Comes Mumfie, using puppets to tell the stories.

Only half of an episode has been uploaded to YouTube in its original English, along one episode dubbed in Persian. The theme song to the show appears on a few children's CDs. Nobody knows why the show has never been re-released, possibly due to the Britt Allcroft animated series adaptation, Magic Adventures of Mumfie, becoming more popular and making this older series "dated".

Interestingly, some plots of the 70s episodes, such as "Things That Go Bang!" and "Scarecrow's Instant Birthday", were recycled into episodes of the Britt Allcroft series, and Nero's personality was also used for The Black Cat character.

Episodes

  1. Mice can be Useful
  2. Uncle Samuel Disappears
  3. Playing Chess Presents Problems
  4. The 'L' Driver
  5. The Witch of Up-In-The-Sky
  6. Follow that Note
  7. The Petrol Station
  8. The Lurkings
  9. A Twig from a Broomstick
  10. Mumfie and the Haunted House
  11. An Unusual Christmas Cake
  12. Natty Socks' Socks
  13. A Bottle Full of Trouble
  14. Coughs and Colds
  15. The Guilt Edged Invitation
  16. The Enormous Safe
  17. Mumfie Buys a Sea Chest
  18. Nero the Cat
  19. Mumfie Makes a Strange Catch
  20. Mumfie at the Carnival
  21. An Unexpected Journey
  22. Under the Rainbow
  23. Uncle Samuel has a Cold
  24. The Runaway Dishcloth
  25. Mumfie does some Spring-Cleaning
  26. Snowscene Paperweight
  27. The Trouble with Noise
  28. Tom Tum - or Posts and Pans!
  29. An Hour to Spare
  30. Things that go Bang!
  31. The Missing Clock
  32. The Beanstalk
  33. Through the Yellow Door
  34. Lurkings, Lurkings Everywhere
  35. The Gingerbread Man
  36. The Wrong Spell
  37. The Tale of Fairy Gold
  38. Frogs and Cauldrons
  39. Scarecrow's Instant Birthday
  40. The Talking Pillow
  41. The Time Patterns
  42. Brooms are for Sweeping
  43. A Parrot Moves Home
  44. The Weeping Willow
  45. Naughty and Mischief
  46. Tit for Tat
  47. The Late Breakfast
  48. The Witch's Prisoner
  49. The Paper Dragon
  50. An Unusual Birthday Cake
  51. There and Back
  52. A Tangle of Voices

VHS release

The rare VHS
A very rare VHS exists: 2 Hours of Fun with... The Munch Bunch and Mumfie that was originally released in April of 1983. It contains 6 episodes of Here Comes Mumfie (ep. 31, 35, 27, 28, 29 and 30) along 6 episodes of another rare puppet-string series, The Munch Bunch.

A copy of the VHS used to be sold on eBay for 75 British pounds back in 2015, but its listing ended and it has not resurfaced since.

Available videos

Half an episode of the original English dub.
Ending of a Persian-dubbed episode.
Persian-dubbed episode

External links

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
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this would of been terrifying if it aired:/
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Anon

11 months ago
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It did air
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Anonymous user #2

3 months ago
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I have that video somewhere. I uploaded that 5 minute bit years ago. I must get round to finding it all.
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Mimitchi33

3 months ago
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Neat! I'm excited to see it!
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