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Jamie!
Jamie!
Jamie and the Magic Torch.
Down the helter skelter, faster and faster towards Cuckoo Land.

Wordsworth!
Wordsworth!
Following hard behind.
Ready for adventure, always there to lend a paw… or hand!

Mister Boo and all the others too, the strangest people you've ever seen.
And the torch with its magical beam…
If I hadn't really been there I'd think that I was dreaming!

Jamie!
Jamie!
No two nights are the same!
And life is one long glorious game…
With Jamie.
Jamie and the Magic Torch!

Every night, young Jamie’s mother tucks him into bed, shoos his dog Wordsworth off the covers, and bids them both goodnight. However, when the bedroom door closes, instead of going to sleep, Jamie jumps out of bed, grabs hold of the torch that Wordsworth passes to him, and shines its beam onto the floor, magically creating a portal that he and his canine chum immediately jump into. Together they whiz down a brightly-coloured helter skelter and emerge at speed into the garish and surreal world of Cuckoo Land, a psychedelic place where absolutely anything can happen, and usually does. Joining Jamie and Wordsworth for all sorts of adventures are a collection of some of the strangest weirdoes you’re ever likely to met: there’s Mr Boo, an absent-minded roller-skating professor with obsessive-compulsive tendencies, who travels through the air and under the ground in his amazing Sub-Machine; Jo-Jo Help, the odd-job man who never has time to assist anyone; Nutmeg, a cute rag doll with a magic pocket that can produce virtually anything she needs; Wellie, a brash, yellow Scottish cat; truncheon eating, unicycling, Police Officer Gotcha, whose trumped-up charges would give even Reagan and Cater a bad name; and trumpet-nosed Strumpers Plunkett, Cuckoo Land’s resident musician and Trombonium player. Jamie is always ready to help out his peculiar pals with the aid of his fantastic flashlight, while Wordsworth, with his ability to speak in this strange dimension, gives his erstwhile opinion on just how mental everything and everyone in Cuckoo Land really is. Once their latest escapade has ended, Jamie and Wordsworth always return to their bedroom, arriving just as Jamie’s mother comes in to check on them; she never suspects a thing, bless her…

Created by the successful animation team of Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall, who brought the world ‘Chorlton and the Wheelies’, ‘Danger Mouse’ and ‘Count Duckula’, ‘Jamie and the Magic Torch’ is one of the most utterly bonkers and hugely entertaining programmes ever made for children. Each episode is a veritable tour du force of humour and surrealism, ingeniously written and narrated by Brian Trueman; the show is fondly remembered by all who have seen it – and also boasts one of the most rocktastic theme tunes ever!

Jamie and the Magic Torch - Season 1
Jamie and the Magic Torch - Season 2


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