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William Rushton William Rushton ...  Berk / ... 11 episodes, 1984
Nick Shipley Nick Shipley ...  Drutt 11 episodes, 1984
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3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house. Every time the trap door opens a new adventure begins for Berk and his pals; Boni (a talking skull) and Drutt (a mischievous spider)! Written by sibisi73

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1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Quotes

Berk: Well, denture-face, you weren't much help were you?
Boni: I never said I wanted to be!
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Connections

Spin-off The Trap Door (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Trap Door
Written and composed by Bob Heatlie
Performed by Zygott
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Beeeeeeeeeeeerk! Feed me!
14 June 2009 | by sebpopcornSee all my reviews

I had fond memories of watching this as a kid so I went out and purchased the Trap Door DVD for £5 and I've got to say it's one of the best bargains I've ever found. Not only is it as brilliant as I remember but even the DVD menu is pure class.

Seeing Trap Door as an adult I realised just how much work must have gone into it. The sets are really wonderful and the endless squirming crawling beasties are really wonderfully animated. Claymation is a very slow business at the best of times but making things drip or appear to be thrown is just making things ten times harder for yourself but the makers of Trap Door obviously loved what they were doing and the attention to detail is just amazing.

The late Willie Rushton's voice is just the icing on the cake. He brings the show to life and fills it with personality. The great theme song is so memorable that when I slipped the DVD in I found I could sing along with the theme music even though I hadn't seen the show since I was a nipper.

I suppose you could say Trap Door episodes often have no plot and at five minutes long they end abruptly but this show is so charming and visually interesting that I don't really care. What's really nice to see is that if you show this programme to a kid these days they fall in love with it just like I did.


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