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The Raggy Dolls - S01E02 - The Big Top (1986) [VHSRip (XviD)]
"Raggy Dolls... Raggy Dolls... Dolls like you and me!"
One of the original Raggy Dolls episodes from the 80s.
Snipped from [color=#0000ff]Toonhound:
[quote]Made imperfectly, like you and me, the seven Raggy Dolls were rejects from Mr Grimes' Soft Toy factory cruelly cast aside into the Reject Bin. But of course, these seven fellows were the most special toys of all, coming to life when no one was around and embarking on numerous adventures wherein their 'disabilities' were put to most constructive use.
The seven dolls were:
[*]Hi-Fi - a talking toy, with a st-st-stammer
[*]Back-To-Front - handy man doll with a head the wrong way round
[*]Lucy - a doll with faulty threads and loose limbs
[*]Dotty - splashed with blue paint
[*]Princess - dressed in rags instead of riches
[*]Claude - made for export to France, but he missed the ferry
[*]Sad Sack - too stuffed, and hence, too pricey to make
"Raggy Dolls" was the brainchild of Melvyn Jacobson, and the catchy theme, voices and stories were provided by that ex-Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band member, part-time Monty Python star, and sometime Rutle, Neil Innes. It was a sweet series, attempting to show kids that although we're not all perfect, everyone's got something to offer.[/quote]
Episode recap from [color=#0000ff]TV.com:
[quote]All of the Raggy Dolls are enjoying a day in the country. Lucy and Princess want to make daisy chains out of the flowers, whilst Dotty is doing a painting of Sadsack, and Hi-Fi is listening to his music. Claude feels like he should be more active and is not enjoying himself. As they are all enjoying the silence a loud noise is heard. The Raggy Dolls wonder what it is and investigate and notice that it is a circus...[/quote]
TV.com states the first air date for this episode to be 4 October, 1986, on ITV Regional Yorkshire Television.
[font=courier new]Name..........: The Raggy Dolls - S01E02 - The Big Top (4 October, 1986) [VHSRip (XviD)]
Filesize......: 99.6 MB (102,014 KB / 104,462,336 bytes)
Video Codec...: XviD
Video Bitrate.: 1157 kb/s
Audio Codec...: MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate.: 125 kb/s / Joint Stereo
Dimensions....: 640 x 480
Note: This is not my rip. Credit must go to the original ripper, whoever or whatever they might be. I urge you to seek them out and do their washing up. Also credit to uploader TheDuke. I only got some screen grabs and researched the descriptions.
Unfortunately I do not have any other episodes, but there are eleven original episodes from 1986/87 available for download on a few private trackers. There were 117 episodes made during the show's run from 1986-1994, so I'm sure we'll see some more uploaded in the future.
Episodes currently uploaded to thebox:
[color=#0000ff]S01E01 - The Flying Machine
[color=#0000ff]S03E03 - The Winter Swan
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