Meg and Mog is a series of children's books written by Helen Nicoll and illustrated by Jan Pieńkowski. First published in the 1970s, the books are about Meg, a witch whose spells always seem to go wrong, her striped cat Mog, and their friend Owl.[1] The first book was published in January 1972. Following the death of Helen Nicholl in 2012, the series was continued by Pieńkowski and David Walser.

Meg and Mog

TV series adaptation edit

In 2001, an animated TV series of 52 five-minute episodes was planned to be produced as a co-production between Telemagination, TV-Loonland AG and Absolutely Productions for a 2002–2003 delivery, with Loonland holding Non-UK rights to the series.[2]

For unknown reasons, this plan never came through, and Absolutely instead teamed with Happy Life and Varcara to produce the series instead for a late-2003 delivery, with CITV purchasing UK broadcast rights.[3] The series was first broadcast in the UK within that time.[4]

It was produced by Carl Gorham and directed by Roger Mainwood, featuring the voices of Alan Bennett as Owl, Fay Ripley as Meg and Phil Cornwell as Mog with additional voices by Morwenna Banks and Paul Shearer.

A successful stage play also ran in London in the 1980s, starring Maureen Lipman as Meg.[5]

Titles edit

Book series edit

  • Meg & Mog
  • Mog's Missing
  • Meg's Mummy
  • Meg Up the Creek
  • Meg, Mog & Og
  • Meg at Sea
  • Meg on the Moon
  • Meg's Car
  • Meg's Castle
  • Meg's Eggs
  • Mog at the Zoo
  • Mog in the Fog
  • Meg's Veg
  • Mog's Mumps
  • Meg Comes to School (formally known as Owl at School)
  • Meg Goes to Bed
  • Meg And The Pirate
  • Meg & Mog Board Book
  • Meg's Cauldron
  • Meg's Fancy Dress
  • Meg's Treasure
  • Mog in Charge
  • Meg and the Dragon (first written by David Walser)
  • Meg's Christmas

Television series edit

Meg's Cauldron And Other Stories DVD:

  1. Meg's Cauldron
  2. Meg at the Funfair
  3. Meg's Car
  4. Meg's Treasure
  5. Meg's Race
  6. Meg's Music
  7. Meg up the Creek
  8. Meg and the Sheep
  9. Mog's Mumps
  10. Meg's Museum
  11. Owl at School
  12. Meg's Christmas
  13. Meg and the Snow[6]

Meg, Mog And Owl And Other Stories DVD:

  1. Meg, Mog and Owl
  2. Owl's Voice
  3. Meg on the Moon
  4. Meg's Tent
  5. Meg's Cake
  6. Meg At Sea
  7. Meg At The Circus
  8. Meg And The Baby
  9. Meg's Veg
  10. Mog's Hiccups
  11. Mog In The Fog
  12. Meg's Picnic
  13. Meg's Eggs [7]


  1. Mog's Mistake
  2. Meg's Castle
  3. Meg's Fancy Dress
  4. Owl's Birthday
  5. Mog at the Zoo
  6. Meg and the Viking
  7. Meg and the Cowboy

Name edit

"Mog" is a short form of moggie, a word for cat that is not a specific breed.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Jan Pieńkowski homepage
  2. ^ "TV-Loonland and Absolutely ally for new ITV toon".
  3. ^ "Meg & Mog to fly again on ITV".
  4. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 187. ISBN 9781476672939.
  5. ^ Meg and Mog Show homepage
  6. ^ Meg's Cauldron and other stories DVD.
  7. ^ Meg, Mog and Owl and other stories DVD.

External sources edit