1988 - 1991 Made for Yorkshire Television by Hat Trick Productions Three series of six half hours shot at Limehouse and Teddington Studios
Round the Bend were three series commissioned by the ITV Network through Yorkshire Television from Hat Trick Productions. The original idea came from Patrick Gallagher, Tony Husband and Mark Rodgers who were illustrators on the comic Oink.
It took the shape of a magazine type programme with editor Doc Croc, a life sized Crocodile, and his team of reporting rats Vince Vermin, Luschetti Brushetti and Jemima Wellington-Green The whole programme was set in a sewer where they lived and worked. Each programme had the rats being hopelessly exploited by Doc for his own gain.
Regular features: Oddbods with Loud Lucy Three talking Heads on the wall Thunderpants John Potato’s Newsround Pzycho the Magnificent False Teeth from Beyond The Stars David Colemole’s Sportsview Cosmic Comprehensive
Vince Vermin Nigel Plaskitt Luchetti Bruschetti Alistair Fullarton / Simon Buckley Jemimah Wellington-Green Richard Coombs Doc Croc Anthony Asbury His Tail Kaefan Shaw with Enn Reitel, Kate Robbins, Jon Glover, Phil Pope, Jonathan Kydd, Susan Sheridan
Directed by John Henderson Puppets by Spitting Image - Scott Brooker and Jackie Hallatt Music by Philip Pope, Simon Franglen Executive Producer Denise O’Donoghue Line Producer Elaine Morris Script Editors Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Geoffrey Perkins Animation by Aardman Animations and Catalyst Pictures Graphic Design by Patrick Gallagher Set Design by Mike Joyce Lighting Design by Michael Lingard Cameras Martin Hawkins Sound Lloyd Billing & Chris Blake Vision Mixer Sonia Lovett VT Editor Mike Cross Stage Manager Teena Steel Floor Managers Hilary Bevan-Jones, Ivan Douglas Graphic Design Patrick Garland Written by Patrick Gallagher, Tony Husband and Mark Rodgers