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Prod. and Airdates:

 

November 1982 - 1986, S4C (in Welsh)

1983 - ?, BBC-1 (in English)

Siriol Animation Ltd.

Theme Song: SuperTed

 
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uperTed wasn't always super. He was created as an ordinary teddy bear, found faulty on the factory assembly line and thrown away like a piece of rubbish into an old, dark storeroom. There he was found by a yellow skinned space man called Spottyman (because he was covered in large, green spots), who used cosmic dust to bring the teddy bear to life. Spottyman then took the bear to a magic cloud, where Mother Nature gave him special powers. In this way the bear became SuperTed, having only to utter a secret magic word in order to transform and access his special powers. From that day forward SuperTed and Spottyman teamed up to fight crime, although it turned out that Spottyman was a recurring victim of misfortune who had to be perpetually bailed out of trouble by SuperTed.

 

 

SuperTed came equipped with jet powered shoes - and Spottyman with a jet powered backpack - in order to fly. Other than that, any special powers SuperTed had weren't readily apparent. The only noticeable difference before and after SuperTed's transformation was his costume, and perhaps a boost of self-confidence. His secret word was never revealed, but it's noteworthy that it was never secretly uttered either. SuperTed always said he was going to say the secret word, but there was no indication that he said anything: when he transformed he simply unzipped and pealed off his outer layer of fur to reveal his costumed self underneath (all of which was accompanied by a thunderous light show).

 

Spottyman and SuperTed had two permanent bases from which they operated: from either a sprawling tree house located in a forest or a circular space station that orbited Earth. To alert them of trouble, a video monitor carried the distress signal of anybody calling for help, or just as often, in a grand display of serendipity, it just happened that the two were in the same general area as the series' perpetual villains, Texas Pete and his cronies.

 

Texas Pete was a no-good cowboy who (using a liberal stream of insults and threats) lead an effeminate skeleton named Skeleton and an overweight dimwit named Bulk to help carry out his evil plots. Despite gaining some temporary victories and causing a lot of trouble, it should come as no surprise that Texas Pete and his gang were overmatched by the cute and cuddly purveyor of justice, SuperTed.

 

SuperTed adventured on for three seasons, comprised of 36 episodes that were approximately 6 1/2 minutes in length. In 1989, Hanna-Barbera Productions created a new series titled The Further Adventures of SuperTed, which aired for a single season.

 
   

 

SuperTed

Derek Griffiths

Spottyman

Jon Pertwee

Texas Pete

Victor Spinetti

Skeleton

Melvyn Hayes

Bulk

Roy Kinnear

Blotch

Sheila Steafel

Mother Nature

Sheila Steafel

Narrator

Peter Hawkins

 

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  Episodes  
 
 

SuperTed and the Incas Treasure

SuperTed and the Pearlfishers

SuperTed and the Stolen Rocket

SuperTed and the Trainrobbers

SuperTed and the Giant Kites

SuperTed and the Elephants Graveyard

SuperTed and the Goldmine

SuperTed at the Funfair

SuperTed at Creepy Castle

SuperTed and the City of the Dead

SuperTed on Planet Spot

SuperTed and Nuts in Space

SuperTed at the Toy Shop

SuperTed Goes to Texas

SuperTed in Space, Part 1

SuperTed in Space, Part 2

SuperTed in the Arctic

SuperTed and the Crystal Ball

SuperTed and the Lumberjacks

SuperTed and the Gun Smugglers

Bulk's Story

SuperTed's Dream

SuperTed in Spotty and the Indians

SuperTed Meets Father Christmas

SuperTed and Mother Nature

SuperTed and the Magic Word, Part 1

SuperTed and the Magic Word, Part 2

SuperTed Kicks up Dust

SuperTed and the Pothole Rescue

SuperTed and the Whales

SuperTed and Tex's Magic Spell

SuperTed and the Gorilla

SuperTed and the Great Horrendo

SuperTed and the Rattler

SuperTed in China Town

SuperTed Goes Round the Bend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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