James The Cat
James The Cat was a show about a snobbish house cat called James, who lived at The Corner House, number 104, with a large garden. His previous owners left him behind, and now he spends his time in his garden with his new found friends, dreaming of a life as a king at his aunt Maude's castle in Wales.
The series was produced in 1984 by The James The Cat Company, along with Grampian Television, 52 episodes were made, each episode being about 5 minutes long.
There was a second series made later, with Alistair McGowan performing the narration, which is quite different to the first season as James becomes a diplomat and visits far off places with his friends.
- James - a rather snobbish cat
- Rocky - a rabbit and an ex-boxer
- Dennis - a Welsh dragon
- Mrs Lavendar - an Irish snail
- Frida - an Australian kangaroo, sent by Aunt Maude to help James
- Citron - a French frog
- Auntie Maude - James' auntie who lives in a castle in Wales
- Narrated by - Sean Arnold
- Animated by - Sue Allen, Jane Gotts, Louise Waugh and Soft Cel (Cartoon Graphics)
- Camera by - Mark Taylor
- Sound by - Tim Partridge
- Edited by - Nigel Ashcroft
- Produced by - Jan Clayton with Grampian Television
- Created and Directed by - Kate Canning
Music on the show was by Gary Yershon.
No releases of James The Cat have been made on DVD, there are a couple of old VHS releases that occasionally come up for sale. The VHS titles are Neighbours and Out and About with James the Cat.
HIT Entertainment hold the rights to the show at present.