Written by David Wood
Narrated by Andrew Sachs
Final episode date 1992
Number of episodes 13
Cast David Wood, Andrew Sachs
Directed by Martin Pullen
First episode date March 1992
Created by David Wood
|Genre children's television series|
Creative director(s) Alan Murphy (art director)
Voices of David Wood Jacqueline Clarke
Similar The Blunders, Moschops (TV series), The Dreamstone
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The series was written by David Wood, adapted from his two-act musical play The Gingerbread Man, which premiered in 1976 at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon, Essex, and went on to great international success. The play is inspired by "The Gingerbread Man", a 19th-century fairy tale.
The screen adaptation was co-produced by FilmFair and Central Independent Television in 1991, and broadcast on ITV in 1992. Andrew Sachs voiced the roles of the Gingerbread Man, Mr Salt the Sailor, and Herr Von Cuckoo. Jacqueline Clarke voiced Miss Pepper.
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- "The Arrival"
- "Herr Von Cuckoo's Cuckoo"
- "Sleek the Mouse"
- "Hide and Squeak"
- "A Pinch of Salt"
- "Locked Clock"
- "Weekend Break"
- "Old Tea Bag in Danger"
- "While the Cat's Away"
- "It's Not Fair"
- "The Gingerbread Ghost"
In the United Kingdom, the entire TV series was first published on 2 VHS tapes on 1st September 1992, recommended by Polygram Video and distributed by Channel 5. Various animation compilations on VHS included single episodes. Polygram Video published the entire series on 1 VHS tape on 24th April 1995.
After including a portion of the series on its VHS animation compilation All Together Now (2001), Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the entire series on one Region 2 DVD titled The Gingerbread Man (12 April 2004), again recommended by Polygram Video and distributed by Channel 5. Abbey Home Media re-released the first 6 episodes on DVD on 27 March 2006, and the remaining seven episodes on a second DVD on 26 March 2007. Apparently, 3 DVD and VHS releases were (and still are) available in the UK.