Deadly (Australian TV series)

Deadly! was an Australian children's television cartoon series which first screened on the Nine Network in 2006 and kept airing until 2010. It was produced by Yoram Gross Productions and financed by the Film Finance Corporation Australia Ltd.

The series is based on the Deadly novel series written by Morris Gleitzman and Paul Jennings.[1] The story follows the adventures of Sprocket and Amy, trying to escape and meddle with the plans of the Brats.[2]


Amy is twelve years old, and has to look after her mother – who has just turned two. Sprocket is a runaway in search of his family – with only a faded photo to go on. Meanwhile, the seeds of a blue tea plant have been washed into the river system, and any moment now plants will grow that can keep people young forever.

Nevertheless, Amy and Sprocket have each other. Together they try to bring up Toddler Mum as best they can, fight Pooper Scooper and his malevolent family, and put an end to every one of those mutating tea plants before they can destroy the world.


Sprocket - The protagonist, who comes to town to investigate who could be the woman on a picture he carried since he was a baby.

Amy - A girl from town, who gets her mother turned into a baby by the Turner brats.

Leslie/Toddler Mum - Amy's mother, who was turned into an infant. Despite being a two-year-old now, she seemingly retains some of her adult memories. Voiced by Rachel King.[3]

The Turner Brats - The antagonists of the show, looking for the secret for germination of the blue plant that provides them eternal youth through its tea.

  • Pooper Scooper/Orson - The self-proclaimed leader.
  • Reptile/Hilda - The girl of the group.
  • Beanie/Barnabas - The most sensible of the group. Voiced by Rachel King.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Morris Gleitzman Collection: Deadly!
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Rachel King Voice Over Work - Animation". louie the sheep. Retrieved 7 June 2021.

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