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Button Moon

All Episodes 1980 - 1988

  • Ended
  • ITV
  • 1980-12-07T16:00:00-08:00
  • 10 mins
  • 15 hours, 20 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Button Moon was a popular children's television programme broadcast in the United Kingdom in the 1980s on the ITV Network. Thames Television produced each episode which lasted ten minutes and featured the adventures of Mr. Spoon who, in each episode, would travel to Button Moon in his homemade rocket-ship. All of the characters within the show were based on kitchen utensils, as well as many of the props. Once on Button Moon (which hung in "blanket sky") they would have an adventure, and look through Mr. Spoon's telescope at someone else such as the Hare and the Tortoise, before heading back to their home on 'Junk Planet'. Episodes would also include Mr. Spoon's wife, "Mrs. Spoon", their daughter, "Tina Tea-Spoon" and her friend "Eggbert". The series ended in 1988 after 91 episodes.

93 episodes

1x01 Three Little Pigs

  • Series Premiere

    1980-12-07T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr. Spoon recieves a spaceship from Mrs. Spoon, so now he can fly from Junk Planet where the Spoon family live through Blanket sky and on to Button Moon. Through his telescope he sees the Three Little Pigs.

1x02 The Witch's Toast

  • 1980-12-14T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr. Spoon meets Captain Large and the Bottle Army. Through his telescope he sees a Witch's magic.

1x03 Billy Goat's Gruff

  • 1980-12-21T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Through his telescope, Mr. Spoon spies a Billy Goat.

1x04 Sid and Baby

  • 1980-12-28T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr. Spoon travels to Button Moon and meets Sid and Baby.

1x05 The Three Wishes

  • 1981-01-04T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr. Spoon flies to Button Moon where he meets up with Captain Large and the Bottle Army. He also meets Bertie and Gertie, who have three wishes.

1x06 Storks

  • 1981-01-11T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

On his way to Button Moon, Mr. Spoon sees the stars in Blanket Sky playing a game. Through his telescope he sees two bird's and a camel who help cheer up a sad princess.

1x07 Tin-Who-Tea-What

  • 1981-01-18T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr. Spoon helps find the saucers the cups have lost. Through his telescope he spots a duck who has lost it's memory.

1x08 Scruffy and the Bone

  • 1981-01-25T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Through his telescope Mr. Spoon sees a pair of dogs playfully named Scruffy and Basil who play "Hunt the Bone".

1x09 The Grasshopper and the Ants

  • 1981-02-01T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Through his telescope Mr. Spoon sees the classic tale of the lazy grasshopper and the busy worker ants gathering food for the long harsh winter.

1x10 The Magic Totem

  • 1981-02-08T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Through his telescope Mr. Spoon spies a Magic Totem pole and brightly coloured birds.

1x11 The Hare and the Tortoise

  • 1981-02-15T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Through his telescope on Button Moon Mr. Spoon watches on as the classic story of the Tortoise and the Hare takes place on the planet below. Also while on Button Moon Mr. Spoon meets the talking umbrellas.

1x12 The Fox and the Hen

  • 1981-02-22T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

While on Button Moon Mr. Spoon finds a Wardrobe and makes a lonely dress happy. Through his telescope Mr. Spoon sees the age old tale of The Fox and the Hen.

1x13 House For Sale

  • 1981-03-01T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

En route to Button Moon, Mr. and Mrs. Spoon and their daughter Tina Teaspoon watch the paper circus perform. Through his telescope Mr. Spoon sees his old friend Scruffy the dog whose best friend Basil is moving away.

2x01 A Witch Comes to Stay

  • Season Premiere

    1981-12-28T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

On Button Moon, Mr Spoon and his family can see things better. Join them to meet Brew the witch.

2x02 The Caterpillar Who Loved His Greens

  • 1982-01-04T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr Spoon helps to find a missing glove on Button Moon and sees, through his telescope, a caterpillar turn into a butterfly.

2x03 The New Canoe

  • 1982-01-11T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

It's snowing on Button Moon, and when Mr Spoon flies there in his spaceship he meets Bottle Army. Through the telescope we see a beaver making a canoe.

2x04 The Biggest Tomato in the World

  • 1982-01-18T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr and Mrs Spoon and Tina Teaspoon play hide-and-seek on Junk Planet. Tina and Mr Spoon fly to Button Moon and see a door key playing the game, too.

2x05 Scruffy and the Sparrow

  • 1982-01-25T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr Spoon, Tina and Egbert fly to Button Moon in the spaceship where they find Bottle Army cleaning the castle.

2x06 The Dragon Has a Cold

  • 1982-02-01T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

When Mr Spoon flies in his spaceship to Button Moon, the noise wakes Tina.

2x07 The Flying Jam Sandwich

  • 1982-02-08T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

The Spoon family washes the spaceship before Mr Spoon travels through space, past flying paint pots. On Button Moon are two balls of wool, Bundle and Fluff. Vacuum Cleaner rescues Fluff when the blast from Mr Spoon's spaceship blows her away. Through the telescope you see Tortoise and Hare and the Flying Jam Sandwich.

2x08 The Persian Market

  • 1982-02-15T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr Spoon travels in his spaceship, past flying cups and saucers, sugar lumps and stars.

2x09 Music in the Air

  • 1982-02-22T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Tine and Egbert go with Mr Spoon in the spaceship and see dancing sweets and lollipops.

2x10 Scruffy at the Seaside

  • 1982-03-01T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mrs Spoon's friend babysits so that she and Mr Spoon can fly to Button Moon.

2x11 The Little Red Hen

  • 1982-03-08T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Queenie Jelly puts on a royal show for Tina as a birthday treat. Gingerbreadman lifts rock cakes and through the telescope we see the Little Red Hen.

2x12 Getting Away from It All

  • 1982-03-15T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

Mr Spoon flies to Button Moon in a spaceship. It is raining from a watering-can hidden behind clouds.

2x13 The Lion and the Mouse

  • 1982-03-22T16:00:00-08:00 — 10 mins

The Spoon family is off on holiday on Button Moon. From the spaceship you can see dancing paper umbrellas and the Paper Circus on Button Moon.