Bod (1975– )

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The adventures of a little boy called Bod, who lives in a town with his friends Aunt Flo, P.C. Copper, Frank the Postman and Farmer Barleymow. Each episode also featured Alberto Frog and his Amazing Animal Band.

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A fondly remembered British children's animated show. Bod is a curious little boy who lives in a small town. Bod has four friends who live nearby and in most editions of the show he meets up with all of them at some point. Bod's friends are Aunt Flo - a little old lady. Frank - the local postman. P.C. Copper - the local policeman and Farmer Barleymow - a local farmer. Each character has their own signature tune. The group have some very small scale adventures often with some moral to them and frequently quite surreal. Every edition of the show originally featured a segment entitled Alberto Frog and his Amazing Animal Band, but a number of these segments are now thought lost. The main story is narrated by John Le Mesurier of Dad's Army fame. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Here Comes Bod.....
30 March 2005 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

This was a strange programme, with basic animation but nevertheless there was something about Bod that kept me amused as a kid. "Here comes Bod" the narrator would say, we'd hear a cheeky sounding theme tune played on a piccolo and see a boy with a bald head and an evil face wearing a yellow dress walking towards us! Yes really!! Bod also had 4 friends: Aunt Flo, Frank the Postman, Farmer Barleymow and PC Copper (each had their own theme tune - courtesy of Derek Griffiths)every episode they would do something like go to the Park, the Beach etc. Then at the end we saw them walking away into the distance hearing that mischievous sounding piccolo again. BUT!! At the end of some episodes we were treated to a story about a frog called Alberto who had an animal band, basically whatever the problem was the frog would get his band to play some music......and the problem was solved and frog was always rewarded with a milkshake. Finally we had a song and a game of snap before the end credits. All of this sounds insane, but I recently bought this on DVD and was relieved to find out that I am not mad and didn't dream any of this up. Also I enjoyed seeing it again after all this time and I can honestly say my slightly mocking tones are nothing but affectionate.


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