Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Tales of the Tooth Fairies is a children's television programme created by Françoise Caspan. It was co-produced by Siriol Productions, Scott Dahls Productions, La Fabrique, and Les Films du Triangle, in association with JEP-Animation.[1] It was aired on BBC One from 7 September until 14 December 1993, along with Noddy's Toyland Adventures and BBC Two on 20 October 1994.[2][better source needed]

Tales of the Tooth Fairies
GenreChildren's television
Created byFrançoise Caspan
Directed byVincent Monluc
Voices of
ComposerGérard Labady
Country of originUnited Kingdom
France
Germany
China
Original languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Chinese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producerSteve Walsh
Producers
  • Jean-François Laguionie
  • Robin Lyons
Running time5 minutes
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkBBC One
Original release7 September (1993-09-07) –
14 December 1993 (1993-12-14)

In the series, Gisele and Martin are "tooth mice": mice who perform the duties of tooth fairies. When a child in need loses a milk tooth, the two mice (assisted by their friend Arthur), retrieve the tooth and give the child a fitting gift. This they do on orders from their Queen Elisa.

CharactersEdit

  • Gisele (Voiced by Sally Ann Marsh) - One of the tooth mice. She's usually the one to collect a tooth and slip a present under a pillow.
  • Martin (Voiced by Mathonwy Reeves) - Gisele's partner. He's usually the one to throw a grappling hook and line for Gisele to climb on.
  • Arthur (Voiced by David Kelly) - A cormorant and the two mice's helper who gives them rides and prevents anyone from interfering with their job.
  • Queen Elisa (Voiced by Penelope Keith) - The bossy and snappy queen of the Milk Teeth Kingdom. She decides what fitting presents Gisele and Martin must exchange for milk teeth.
  • Roland Rat - A thieving nuisance who likes to steal the two mice's presents for himself, but is always thwarted.
  • Romuald the Reindeer (Voiced by Nigel Planer) -

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Mission: Toothbrush"7 September 1993 (7 September 1993)
The Tooth Mice are sent in bad weather to deliver toothbrushes to twins with bad teeth.
2"The Silver Sleighbell"14 September 1993 (14 September 1993)
The Tooth Mice deliver to an eskimo sleighbells for his dog sled, aided by the clumsy reindeer Romuald.
3"The Golden Scissors"21 September 1993 (21 September 1993)
The Tooth Mice deliver to Fabienne a small pair of scissors, Arthur causing them trouble on the way.
4"Flying Feathers"28 September 1993 (28 September 1993)
The Tooth Mice procure a goose feather to substitute a feather pen for a fountain pen specially for Anna.
5"A Proud Candle"5 October 1993 (5 October 1993)
The Tooth Mice venture in a flood to give Vincent a special flashing candle, with help from stray cat Rammy.
6"Magic Chimes"12 October 1993 (12 October 1993)
The Tooth Mice pick a rare bluebell flower for Sophie, almost getting caught by an owl, but rescued by Arthur.
7"Jonathan Loses His Tooth"19 October 1993 (19 October 1993)
The Tooth Mice bring an absent-minded Jonathan a secret diary and in the process get the tooth mouse teacher her job back.
8"Stolen Present"9 November 1993 (9 November 1993)
As the Tooth Mice try to deliver a whistle for Fabian, it is taken by Ronald Rat, but Arthur helps them recover it.
9"The Bell Doll"16 November 1993 (16 November 1993)
Gisele does not return from her tooth exchange job, so Arthur delivers to Emily her bell doll and rescues Gisele from a cage.
10"The Book of Leaves"23 November 1993 (23 November 1993)
As the Tooth Mice deliver a leaf book to Sandree, Marad the Buzzard captures Gisele, but Gisele soothes her to sleep with the book.
11"Mr. Sun, Mrs. Rain"30 November 1993 (30 November 1993)
The Tooth Mice bring Audrey a comb, but have trouble retrieving the tooth as Audrey's pet cat shows up.
12"Sky Scraper"7 December 1993 (7 December 1993)
The Tooth Mice go to the 60th floor of a sky scraper to bring Charles a clockwork bird, running into Roland Rat on the way.
13"Cat's Enough"14 December 1993 (14 December 1993)
The Tooth Mice bring to Julie, taking a risk from her vicious pet cat Leo, but Julie provides the tooth for them.

AvailabilityEdit

  • VHS - "Tales of the Tooth Fairies: Mission Toothbrush"
  • VHS - "Crayola Presents Tales of the Tooth Fairies VHS"[3]

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