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Hickory House (TV series)

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Voices of  Barry Smith
Country of origin  United Kingdom
First episode date  12 March 1973
Network  ITV
Number of episodes  129
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Theme music composer  Derek Hilton
Original language(s)  English
Final episode date  1 July 1977
Number of seasons  5
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Genre  Children's television series
Presented by  Alan Rothwell Nicolette Chaffey Louise Hall-Taylor Amanda Barrie Julia North
Cast  Alan Rothwell, Amanda Barrie
Similar  Pipkins, Animal Kwackers, Mary - Mungo and Midge, Paperplay, Jamie and the Magic Torch

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Hickory House was a British television programme aimed at pre-school children. It was produced by Granada Television from 1973 to 1977 and broadcast on weekday lunchtimes.

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Each programme was usually hosted by a pair of presenters, most often including Alan Rothwell. The setting was a normal house, but in Hickory House household objects were brought to life through puppetry. The puppet characters included Humphrey Cushion (a sleepy grey cushion with a fondness for bananas), Dusty Mop (a bad-tempered mop with a long red nose) and the Handle Family. The puppets were created by Barry Smith's Theatre of Puppets.

All 129 episodes survive in Granada's archive, although none has yet been released on DVD.

The animated opening title sequence of Hickory House began with Granada Television's "G" logo transforming into a house. This innovation was used again in 1978 with the game show 3-2-1, when Yorkshire Television's "Y" logo was worked into an animated title sequence. Curiously, this later programme also featured a character named "Dusty" based on a household item (in this case, a dustbin).

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Hickory House (TV series) Wikipedia


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