Harry and the Wrinklies (TV series)
|Harry and the Wrinklies|
|Written by||Alan Temperley|
|Directed by||Andrew Morgan|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Running time||25 mins|
|Original channel||ITV Network (CITV)|
|Original run||11 May 2000 – 12 December 2002|
Harry and the Wrinklies is a British children's drama series based on a novel of the same name by Alan Temperley. It was produced for three series by STV and aired on CITV from 11 May 2000 to 12 December 2002. The show starred Nick Robinson as the title role.
When Harry's parents die on holiday, he is adopted by his aunts. These aunts run an old folks' home where every inhabitant is a retired criminal or scam artist, and these "Wrinklies," in a new twist on the Robin Hood tale, routinely commit various crimes in order to donate large sums of money to charity. The Wrinklies' archenemies were a corrupt judge Percy Beastly Priestly and his monstrous fianceeLavina McScrew AKA Gestapo Lil. Harry has a dog called Tangle.
In the second series, Lil brings along her niece Katie to spy on the wrinklies and to befriend Harry. In the third and final series, Percy invites his brother Piggy to help out with his and Lil's scheming plans while Percy is in prison.
- Harry Barton - Nick Robinson
- Percy Priestly - Gareth Hunt
- Gestapo Lil - Briony McRoberts
- Aunt Bridget - Mona Bruce
- Aunt Florie - Elsie Kelly
- Dot - Toni Palmer
- Huggy - George Sewell
- Max - Victor Spinetti
- Katie - Emma Durkin (Series 2-3)
- Piggy Priestly - Tyler Butterworth (Series 3)
- Freddie - John Quentin (Series 3)
|#||Title||Original Air Date|
|1||"Part 1"||11 May 2000|
|Part 1 of 4. When Harry Barton is sent to live with his elderly great aunts, he discovers that they rob banks in order to give money to the poor.|
|2||"Part 2"||18 May 2000|
|Part 2 of 4. Harry is in for shock when he discovers that Lavinia McScrew is teaching at his new school.|
|3||"Part 3"||25 May 2000|
|Part 3 of 4. When Harry is caught and sent to an institution, it's down to the wrinklies to rescue him.|
|4||"Part 4"||1 June 2000|
|Part 4 of 4. The Wrinklies' plan to raid Percy's house is foiled, but after celebrating Harry's birthday they are ready to plan another robbery.|
(Originally Broadcast: 4 May to May 15 May 2001)
- Episode 1 - 'The Mayor's Story'
- Episode 2 - 'The Bank's Story'
- Episode 3 - 'Hobnail's Story'
- Episode 4 - 'The Painting Story'
- Episode 5 - 'Ron's Story'
- Episode 6 - 'The Diamond Story'
- Episode 7 - 'The Flashbacks' - selection of clips from S1 and S2
(Originally Broadcast: 24 October to 12 December 2002 on ITV)
By the start of Series 3 Percy Priestly is in Prison and his brother Mr Piggy stays with Lil McScrew to try to get the better of the Wrinklies.
- Episode 1 - 'Introducing Mr. Piggy'
- Episode 2 - 'Hobnail In Love'
- Episode 3 - 'Where's My Mummy?'
- Episode 4 - 'Madame Acarte'
- Episode 5 - 'Great Movie Scam'
- Episode 6 - 'Great Hospital Robbery'
- Episode 7 - 'Great Pantomime'
- Episode 8 - 'Great TV Show'
NOTE: Since its original broadcast, Series 1 has not been repeated since. Series 2 and 3 have been repeated on and off occasions since February 2007 on the CITV channel.
Harry and The Wrinklies - VHS (1999)
Harry and The Wrinklies - Book - Written By Alan Temperley (1997)
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