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Fingerbobs is a British children's television programme made by the BBC in 1972. The first episode was broadcast on 14 February 1972 on BBC1 as part of Watch with Mother. The show was created by Joanne and Michael Cole, who also created Bod. Only thirteen episodes were ever made.

Presented by mime artist "Yoffy", each ten-minute episode told a story centred around a paper finger puppet animal, and usually involved collecting various items to make up another object at the end. The finger puppets, each of whom had their own song, included:

⁕Fingermouse - a mouse, consisting of a grey paper cone head with paper ears and whiskers with a grey glove for the body. Fingermouse later got his own show, with a new puppeteer, called "The Music Man". The Music Man would tell stories involving Fingermouse, using musical instruments.

⁕Gulliver - a seagull made from a white ping-pong ball placed over a thumb and white gloves forming the body with outstretched fingers as the wings.

⁕Scampi - several scampi were made using purple gloves with red heads on each finger

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  1. Rick Jones

    13 Episodes

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Season 1

1972 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of Fingerbobs premiered on February 14, 1972.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 15m


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