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Button Moon 

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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Robin Parkinson Robin Parkinson ...  Narrator 30 episodes, 1980-1988
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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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8 December 1980 (UK) See more »

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Referenced in Rainbow: Wibbly Wobbly (1988) See more »

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Extreme D.I.Y, Classy & Brilliant; A 1980's Icon !
4 February 2019 | by alleywayambushSee all my reviews

I watched this a couple of days ago for the 1st time in like 30 years ! I only vaguely remember it as a child - I was born in 1982 - I guess the theme tune was the most memorable part !

I forgot how aggressively D.I.Y this was ! The main characters have a combination of dishes for heads, spoons for arms and bottles for torsos, while the other characters are less humanoid and more bizarre; literally just bottles/containers, clothes, even vacuum cleaners, possibly with eyes glued on ! Background props consist of brooms for trees, a funnel on top of a 'Heinz' can for a spaceship, and most essentially a button for a moon. Kind of the same degree of randomness, eccentricity and full-on D.I.Y as the props in The Young Ones !

The stories are simple, naive and charming; appropriate for younger viewers yet cute and funny for all ages. The theme tune - sung by Sandra Dickinson of 2Point4 children fame - is cute and 'magical'. The overall aesthetic is obviously ultra-kitsch, but in a charming, vibrant and idiosyncratic kind of way; you always recognize a Button Moon set !

Overall, a wholesome '80s classic that appealed to all ages, and probably still does; I was reintroduced to this through DVD !


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