The history of Roobarb and Custard cartoons

Roobarb and Custard have a colourful history reaching back over four decades to 1974 when they first appeared on British children's television through the BBC's programming for kids.

The idea of a fully animated series was unique and creator Grange Calveley had to work hard to convince them it was plausible, eventually finding the ideal package in Bob Godfrey's "boiling" animation style which gave the cartoons a unique look in an affordable way. Adding beloved British actor Richard Briers to the project as narrator and wonderful theme music by Johnny Hawksworth brought Roobarb's world to life, and began a forty year run on British children's television.

Celebrating 40 years of Roobarb cartoons!
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