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The Riddlers

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The Riddlers

The Riddlers was first shown (feel free to correct me if I am wrong here - I'm going off information in my TV Times collection) on ITV during early lunchtime programs for children in 1986. It was made by Yorkshire television and ran for over 10 years finally being stopped in 1996. It concerned the goings on in the magical garden of a cottage owned by miss Marjorie Dawn (played by Victoria Williams). The Riddlers (Mossop - older/wiser and Tiddler - young and inexperienced) live in a well in Marjorie's garden and appear to help both Marjorie and Mr. Grimley the chimney sweep (played by Peter Llewellyn Jones). The Riddlers have the ability to magically transport themselves to anywhere. Sometimes the Riddlers would transport Marjorie and Mr. Grimley with them. Tiddler was an inexperienced young female Riddler. She had to solve twelve Riddles (Aesop's Fables) in order for her to be upgraded to full Riddler status.

Characters

Marjorie Dawe
Miss Marjorie Dawe
Mr Grimley
Mr. Grimley
Mossop
Mossop
Tiddler
Tiddler
Made by Yorkshire Television for ITV
Yorkshire Television
Middler
Middler

Credits

Mr. Grimley Peter Llewellyn Jones
Marjorie Victoria Williams
Mossop / Middler Richard Robinson
Tiddler Mike Gallant
Assistant Puppeteer David Baker
Written by Rick Vanes
Illustrations by Richard Robinson
Music Neil Innes
Floor Manager David Nightingale / John Heaton / Jill Hinchliffe
Production Assistant Eileen Colehan
Stage Manager Terry Knowles
Make up Jo Taylor
Costume Mary Gallagher / Anne Weatherill / Sue Preston
Production Buyer Mick Speight
Graphics Pat McCarthy / Grafax
VTR Editor Richard Jackson
Technical Supervisor Mike Wilkinson
Vision Mixer Karen Hall-Carter / Jean Heeley
Vision Control Peter frost
Cameras Nev Clarke
Sound Norman Blight / Keith Hargreaves
Lighting Paul Thompson / Peter Hardman
Designer Gordon Livesey / Tony Jones
Executive Producer Chris Jelley
Producer Ian Fell
Director Chris Ryder

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Made for ITV by Yorkshire Television