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Torchy, the Battery Boy 





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Series cast summary:
Kenneth Connor ...  Mr. Bumble-Drop / ... 30 episodes, 1960-1961
Olwen Griffiths Olwen Griffiths ...  Torchy 30 episodes, 1960-1961
Jill Freud Jill Freud ...  Narrator / ... 30 episodes, 1960-1961
Patricia Somerset Patricia Somerset ...  Pom-Pom / ... 30 episodes, 1960-1961


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23 February 1960 (UK) See more »

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(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)
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Did You Know?


Produced in two seasons. Gerry Anderson and AP Films were only involved with the first series. The second series were produced by Associated British Pathe for Roberta Leigh. See more »


Mr Bumbledrop: I wish I had a little boy of my own that would help me. Oh, I've a wonderful idea. I'll make a toy-boy.
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Topsy Turvy Land
6 July 2007 | by robin-414See all my reviews

I've just seen an episode of Torchy for the first time in almost 50 years. Like the other reviewer, Ivan, I remember rather hating Torchy, but we watched it on Sunday afternoons, because it was there. Like a lot of Roberta Leigh productions (especially the later Space Patrol), there was a slightly 'bad-dream' quality about it. The good intentions, and large coating of sugar icing on everything dispelled this effect somewhat (I remember a lot of the action taking place on a star called Topsy Turvy Land - eww), but I'm happy to report that I enjoyed it more at age 52 than I did at age whatever-I-was when I saw it first (I think I was watching reruns, and I was about six or seven...I don't know, it was a long time ago). Kenneth Connor was the only name I recognised on the voice artist credit list - all the others were created by terribly posh ladies for the child voices. Anyway, it was nice to see string puppets for a change after all this tiring CGI stuff. Those were the days, eh?

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