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Here Come the Double Deckers! 

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The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times.


Roy Simpson




1971   1970  



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Series cast summary:
Peter Firth ...  Scooper 17 episodes, 1970-1971
Brinsley Forde Brinsley Forde ...  Spring 17 episodes, 1970-1971
Gillian Bailey ...  Billie 17 episodes, 1970-1971
Michael Audreson Michael Audreson ...  Brains 17 episodes, 1970-1971
Douglas Simmonds Douglas Simmonds ...  Doughnut 17 episodes, 1970-1971
Bruce Clark Bruce Clark ...  Sticks 17 episodes, 1970-1971
Debbie Russ ...  Tiger 17 episodes, 1970-1971
Melvyn Hayes ...  Albert the Street Cleaner / ... 11 episodes, 1970


The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times.

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Family | Comedy







Release Date:

12 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El clan de los pilluelos See more »

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(17 episodes) | (17 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

In the opening title sequence, a still of each of the characters is shown; this finishes with the tiger soft toy belonging to Tiger (Debbie Russ), credited "Tiger as Tiger". See more »


Featured in The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) See more »

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I knew I wasn't crazy!
15 May 2005 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

For some time now, I have been plagued by vague memories of a kids' TV show with an English double-decker bus, and a clubhouse with a secret entrance, through a fence opening. I could never remember the title, since I saw it when I was very young. Then, lo, I found the answer in a book about the Harlem Globetrotters (of all places). I knew I wasn't imagining things! The book talks about the Globertrotter cartoon, at one point, and mentions the competition, including a show called "Here Come the Double Deckers." That really sounded familiar. After a quick jaunt here and to the fan website, I have confirmed my memories. The show existed! I was only 3 or 4 when the show appeared on US TV, which is part of the reason I had a hard time remembering. I vaguely remembered the bus and the secret fence entrance, although I thought they might be two different shows. I really don't remember the episodes, but I do remember that I never missed the show, if I could help it. It seemed very imaginative and entertaining. The only other live shows of that era, that I can still recall, are The Monkees, HR Puffenstuff, and Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. The American shows had the advantages of repeats, which is why I remember them with more clarity.

I would love to see this again, to see if any more neurons are shaken loose. It had to have been good to leave that much of an impression; nagging images from 35 years ago.

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