CTVA UK - "Torchy, The Battery Boy"(Roberta Leigh /Gerry Anderson)(1957-58)

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 "Torchy The Battery Boy" (1957-58)  was followed by "Space Patrol" (1963-64) Both Produced by Roberta Leigh

Four Feather Falls(1960) (Gerry Anderson/APF/Granada)
Torchy, The Battery Boy (1957-58)
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references:
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APF Maidenhead  /Pelham Films Production
for Associated-Rediffusion Television (ITV London Weekdays) [UK]    (Series 1 - 1957)
Produced by Roberta Leigh / Directed by Gerry Anderson
Associated-British Pathé Production
for ABC Weekend Television (ITV Midlands/North Weekends) [UK]   (Series 2 - 1958)
Produced for Roberta Leigh

UK Puppet series 1957-58 52 episodes x 15 min bw film
(2 seasons; 26 episodes per season)
Note:
Series Two was produced by Associated-British Pathé for Roberta Leigh.
Although the second series utilised the puppets, sets and music
(arranged by Barry Gray) created by AP Films for the first series,
neither Gerry Anderson nor the AP Films team were involved in the
production of these later episodes.

Regular Voice Cast
Torchy ................ Olwyn Griffiths
Mr. Bumbledrop ........ Kenneth Connor
Flopsy ................ Jill Raymond
Bossy Boots ........... Jill Raymond
King Dithers .......... Kenneth Connor
Narrator............... Jill Raymond
Other Voices .......... Olwyn Griffiths & Patricia Somerset

Premise:
The adventures of a boy doll who travels by rocket to Topsy Turvy Land
where toys can walk, animals can talk and cream buns grow on trees.

Roberta Leigh Interview (1998)

Director of Photography:  Arthur Provis:

Arthur Provis Interview - Part 1 (2002)

Arthur Provis Interview - Part 2 (2002)


########## Torchy, The Battery Boy ###########
############### season 1 1957 ################
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APF Maidenhead  /Pelham Films Production
for Associated-Rediffusion Television (ITV London Weekdays) [UK]
Produced by Roberta Leigh / Directed by Gerry Anderson

1.1 [--] Torchy: POM-POM AND THE TOYS
1957 A-R London
Produced by Roberta Leigh
Screenplay by Roberta Leigh
Directed by Gerry Anderson
Director of Photography: Arthur Provis

Torchy the Battery Boy (Episode 1 - part 1)

Torchy the Battery Boy (Episode 1 - part 2)

1.2 [--] Torchy: Topsy Turvy Land
1957 A-R London

1.3 [--] Torchy: Torchy And Squish
1957 A-R London

1.4 [--] Torchy: THE BUILDING OF FRUTOWN
1957 A-R London
Produced by Roberta Leigh
Screenplay by Roberta Leigh
Directed by Gerry Anderson
Director of Photography: Arthur Provis

Torchy The Battery Boy Part 1

Torchy The Battery Boy Part 2

1.5 [--] Torchy: Torchy And The Broken Rocket
1957 A-R London

1.6 [--] Torchy: King Dithers
1957 A-R London

1.7 [--] Torchy: Torchy Goes Back To Earth
1957 A-R London

1.8 [--] Torchy: Bossy Boots Goes To Topsy Turvy Land
1957 A-R London

1.9 [--] Torchy: BOSSY BOOTS IS TAUGHT A LESSON
1957 A-R London
Bossy Boots is in Topsy Turvy Land and is being naughty, so to teach her a lesson,
Flopsy smears porridge all over her face.

1.10 [--] Torchy: A Bell For A Penny Farthing
1957 A-R London

1.11 [--] Torchy: A Trick On Pom-Pom
1957 A-R London

1.12 [--] Torchy: TORCHY IS STOLEN
1957 A-R London
25Mar61 Tyne-Tees, Sat 5:00 pm
Torchy and Pom-Pom go back to earth to see Mr. Bumble-Drop. Next morning Mr. Bumble-Drop
and Pom-Pom go shopping leaving Torchy to play in the garden. But he soon tires of playing
alone and so he goes off for a walk.

1.13 [--] Torchy: King Dithers Loses His Crown
1957 A-R London

1.14 [--] Torchy: Pilliwig Gets A Present
1957 A-R London

1.15 [--] Torchy: Bad Boy Bogey
1957 A-R London

1.16 [--] Torchy: Torchy And The Strange Animal
1957 A-R London

1.17 [--] Torchy: BOSSY BOOTS FORGETS TO BE GOOD
1957 A-R London
04Feb61 Tyne-Tees, Sat 5:00 pm
Torchy decides to see how the naughty children on Earth are getting on, and he presses the switch
on his jacket and asks his beam to shine on Bossy Boots. But Bossy Boots has forgotten all about
being good and is pushing the twins off the seesaw! There is only one thing to do, of course, and
so Torchy flies down to Earth in his rocket ...

1.18 [--] Torchy: Hungry Money Box
1957 A-R London

1.19 [--] Torchy: The Naughty Twins
1957 A-R London

1.20 [--] Torchy: The Twins Learn A Lesson
1957 A-R London

1.21 [--] Torchy: King Dithers Goes Down To Earth
1957 A-R London

1.22 [--] Torchy: Torchy Escapes At Last
1957 A-R London

1.23 [--] Torchy: Torchy And The Man In The Moon
1957 A-R London

1.24 [--] Torchy: Bogey And The Statues
1957 A-R London

1.25 [--] Torchy: The Moon Falls Asleep
1957 A-R London

1.26 [--] Torchy: Torchy's Birthday
1957 A-R London

########## Torchy, The Battery Boy ###########
############### season 2 1958 ################
##############################################
Associated-British Pathé Production
for ABC Weekend Television (ITV Midlands/North Weekends) [UK]
Produced for Roberta Leigh

2.01 [27] Torchy: Flopsy Goes On A Picnic
1958 ABC Weekend

2.02 [28] Torchy: Torchy Gets A Surprise
1958 ABC Weekend

2.03 [29] Torchy: Banana Bridge
1958 ABC Weekend

2.04 [30] Torchy: King Dithers And Daffy
1958 ABC Weekend

2.05 [31] Torchy: The Toys Get The Collywobbles
1958 ABC Weekend

2.06 [32] Torchy: BOGEY LEARNS ANOTHER LESSON
1958 ABC Weekend
20Sep60 A-R London, Tue 4:45 pm

2.07 [33] Torchy: The Pollikan Bird Is Stolen
1958 ABC Weekend

2.08 [34] Torchy: Torchy Has An Accident
1958 ABC Weekend

2.09 [35] Torchy: Sparky The Dragon
1958 ABC Weekend

2.10 [36] Torchy: Bogey Is Naughty Again
1958 ABC Weekend

2.11 [37] Torchy: Pilliwig Cleans The Chimney
1958 ABC Weekend

2.12 [38] Torchy: Pongo The Pirate
1958 ABC Weekend

2.13 [39] Torchy: Pongo In The Goldmine
1958 ABC Weekend

2.14 [40] Torchy: King Dithers' Birthday
1958 ABC Weekend

2.15 [41] Torchy: Washing Day In Topsy Turvy Land
1958 ABC Weekend

2.16 [42] Torchy: Gluebell Wood
1958 ABC Weekend

2.17 [43] Torchy: Squish Falls Down A Well
1958 ABC Weekend

2.18 [44] Torchy: Flopsy In Trouble
1958 ABC Weekend

2.19 [45] Torchy: The Big Storm
1958 ABC Weekend

2.20 [46] Torchy: Daffy's Birthday
1958 ABC Weekend

2.21 [47] Torchy: Flopsy Makes A Christmas Pudding
1958 ABC Weekend

2.22 [48] Torchy: Gilly Golly In Trouble
1958 ABC Weekend

2.23 [49] Torchy: King Bumble Drop
1958 ABC Weekend

2.24 [50] Torchy: A New Suit For Pilliwig
1958 ABC Weekend

2.25 [51] Torchy: The Obstinate Donkey
1958 ABC Weekend

2.26 [52] Torchy: Pom-Pom Gets The Hiccups (final episode)
1958 ABC Weekend

########## Torchy, The Battery Boy ###########
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