Created by Nick Park
Theme music composer Julian Nott
Final episode date 8 December 2010
Genre Science Animation
Directed by Merlin Crossingham
First episode date 3 November 2010
Network BBC One
|Written by Alex Pascall
Voices of Peter Sallis Ashley Jensen John Sparkes
Cast Peter Sallis, Ashley Jensen, John Sparkes
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention is a science-themed miniseries featuring the animated claymation characters Wallace and Gromit, made by Aardman and aired on BBC One. The BBC said in a press statement that in the series, "Wallace will take a light hearted and humorous look at the real-life inventors, contraptions, gadgets and inventions, with the silent help of Gromit. The series aims to inspire a whole new generation of innovative minds by showing them real, but mind-boggling, machines and inventions from around the world that have influenced his illustrious inventing career."
Peter Sallis reprised his role as the voice of Wallace. The filmed inserts are mostly narrated by Ashley Jensen, with one in each episode presented in-vision by Jem Stansfield (Wallace's science correspondent who looks at ideas that "never got off the drawing board"). John Sparkes also voices a portion in the unseen character of archivist Goronwy.
The series was commissioned by Jay Hunt, controller of BBC One, and Jo Ball. Alison Kirkham is the series executive producer for the BBC and Miles Bullough is the executive producer for Aardman. The series is directed by Merlin Crossingham.
The series premiered on BBC One and BBC One HD on 3 November 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the United Kingdom and ended on 8 December 2010. It featured six episodes, each one 30 minutes in length. BBC One Scotland dropped episodes five and six in favour of news specials but were broadcast on 17 and 19 December 2010
On 13 December 2010, all six episodes of the series were released on DVD. The DVD also includes a pamphlet of ideas for inventions along with instructions.