Mr Spoon and his family live on Junk Planet. He travels in his baked bean tin spaceship across blanket sky to Button Moon. There he meets many strange characters and watches stories unfold on other planets using his telescope.
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Mr and Mrs Spoon live on Junk Planet with their daughter Tina Teaspoon. Mrs Spoon gives her husband a present - a spaceship. In each edition of the show Mr Spoon takes off in his spaceship and flies across Blanket Sky towards Button Moon. Along the way he usually sees some kind of activity such as the stars playing a game, flocks of banana birds or umbrella storm clouds. Upon reaching his destination Mr Spoon meets with some of the inhabitants of Button Moon such as the Bottle Army and follows what they are doing. Mr Spoon then looks through his telescope and watches a story unfold on another planet before heading for home. Mrs Spoon, Tina and her friend Eggbert begin to join Mr Spoon on his trips as the series progresses. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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daft children's series with a memorable theme tune
13 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The catchy theme tune ('We've been to Button Moon, we've followed Mr Spoon') was the work of Peter Davison and Sandra Dickinson. It set the scene, and wrapped up each 11 minute episode, of the tales of the Spoon Family and their journeys to the mysterious planet which looked, well, suspiciously like a button, where lived irritating characters such as the West Country voiced teddy.

Aimed at pre-schoolers it quickly gained a cult following amongst teenagers and students (as did many other series of the 1980s). It seems there were fewer episodes than I remember - rather like the legendary Mr Benn ...


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