Monday, 16 May 2016

Giveaway #559 : Win 2 x Roobarb and Custard: The Complete Collection dvd - closed - winners Susan Breese, Tracy K Nixon


I'm in my element at the moment because all of my childhood faves from the 70's and 80's are making a comeback ! After recently reviewing Spirograph, Mr Frosty and The Children of Green Knowe, it's time for another of my childhood staples to be rereleased : Roobarb ad Custard. As soon as the press release landed in my inbox, I had the theme tune on the brain and it's been in there ever since  - De ner dener de ner dener de ner de ner de nerr… ! The theme tune is apparently acclaimed as one of the finest children’s TV title songs ever - I'd actually say the most annoying but it's impossible not to sing along !

But back to the dvd ... More than 40 years after making their debut on British TV screens, and over a decade since their return, green dog and pink cat Roobarb and Custard are bounding back into view again. The groundbreaking animated series and its sequel are being paired together for the first time ever on a DVD due to be released as Roobarb and Custard: The Complete Collection on 16 May 2016, courtesy of Simply Media.

That means you get the original 30 episodes from the 1974 series – the first fully animated television series to be made in the UK – as well as the 2005 Roobarb And Custard Too series, comprised of 39 episodes. Both come from the mind of original creator Bob Godfrey (Henry’s Cat - I remember that too !) and each feature the distinctive narration of British comedy legend Richard Briers (aww I loved him in The Good Life). Each of the two series features the antics of the green dog Roobarb and his outlandish schemes and hapless plans, seemingly forever foiled by his next-door nemesis, pink cat Custard.

The original 1970's episodes do look very dated but for adults who watched them first time around, it's a real trip down memory lane. Roobarb is so hyperactive that I'm sure he must have been overdosing on all those E-numbers that were in everything back then ! Pierre was instantly won over by the crazy antics and sheer silliness of the stories, so he didn't seem to notice the lack of high definition or computer wizardry. The second part of the dvd - the more recent episodes - are better quality but I actually missed the retro-vibe of the originals.

If you fancy a blast from the past, I have two copies of the DVD to give away to lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Just fill in your entries in the rafflecopter widget below to go in the draw.


UK only. Closing date : 30/5/16

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

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92 comments:

  1. Mr Benn, Bagpus and The Flumps!

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  2. The Clangers! And Button Moon :)

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  3. Superted! I loved that programme x

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  4. I loved Mr Benn- he would go to a fancy dress shop and every time he would put on a different costume. And it would transport him to a new place. So if he put on a caveman costume it transported him way back in time! :)

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  5. I loved Mr Benn when I was younger

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  6. i would say top cat but they are already doing that so i would go with bananaman

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  7. I would like to see The Wombles and Willow the Wisp on DVD please.

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  8. I'd love to see The Animals of Farthing Wood be bought back on DVD!

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  9. Mr Benn was always a favourite
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  10. Margaret Clarkson
    Mr Benn - I loved it.

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  11. Top Cat, having being reminded of it recently with the new Halifax advert.

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  12. My favourites are already out on dvd :D Thundercats and Visionaries

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  13. Oh I used to love The Magic Roundabout ! .x

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  14. Think it has to be Wacky Races

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  15. I was lucky as a kid growing up in the late 80's/early 90's, so many fantastic cartoons and kids shows liked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Inspector Gadget, SuperTed, Banana Man, He-Man, Wide Awake Club, Fun House, Knightmare and loads of others. My favourite was Inspector Gadget, would love to see that back and introduce my son to it when he's of a suitable age!

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  16. round the twist i used to love watching that

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  17. I loved Bagpuss.

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  18. I have entered competition.

    The Wombles, they Recycled. Could encourage people to recycle by giving positive examples etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  19. Grange Hill would be a good reboot. Maybe it already has been?

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  20. Loved Bagpuss & button moon!

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  21. Lassie or Gigantor would be wonderful to have back.

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  22. Pipkins, You and Me (with Crow and Alice), Willow the Wisp...oh so, so many!

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  23. I loved so many! I really liked Mr Ben - goodness so long ago! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous giveaway, My niece and nephew would LOVE Roobarb!

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  24. My partner says Chorlton and the Wheelies. I knew she would.

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  25. Dogtanian and Ulyssess

    Trevor Linvell

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  26. Paula Readings18 May 2016 at 11:13

    Mary, Mungo & Midge.

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  27. fantastic competition; I remember watching them and found them such fun

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  28. fantastic competition; I remember watching them and found them such fun

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  29. Count Duckula, The Raggy Dolls, Thundercats and Button Moon.

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  30. Great prize. Loved thundercats - @leabana1

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  31. Claire Elizabeth Noke19 May 2016 at 22:18

    Superted and Button Moon :)

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  32. chorlton and the wheelies, the flumps, barbapapa, teddy edward. Thanks

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  33. Pipkins, Chorlton and the Wheelies and Willo the Wisp!

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  34. Button Moon was one of my absolute favourites when I was little :-)

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  35. Chorlton and the Wheelies or Bod. They were my absolute favourites!

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  36. Ducktales and Nightmare all the way

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  37. i was never really a tv child, i preferred watching films (video!! :O ) but i did like watching scooby doo and sabrina the teenage witch occasionally

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  38. I used to love The Clangers and when I was a bit older (teenage) Jockey School, which I was sure I dreamt up because no-one else remembers it, but I have the book so know it was a TV series (because it says so on the cover).

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  39. I'd love to see the Queens Nose or the Demon Headmaster come back - they are for older kids but I loved them

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  40. Denielle Nicol30 May 2016 at 10:23

    Jamie and his magic torch, Mr Benn, The Flumps, Pidgen Street, Rentaghost(fantastic!) oh and Bagpuss of course :) Dxx

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  41. Trapdoor!!! Or Rainbow Brite :) I've watched some recently with my daughter and Starlight (the horse) actually comes across very badly!!

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  42. Button Moon

    greigo_uk on twitter

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