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The ChuckleHounds Title Card

The ChuckleHounds


The Chuckle Brothers


John Sayle


Martin Hughes


5 mins approx.

Original Network

BBC1/BBC2 (Children's BBC)

Original release

24 December 1984 - 9 December 1986

The ChuckleHounds was a BBC Children's TV Series that gave The Chuckle Brothers their big break on the BBC.

The ChuckleHounds made their original debut in September 1983 as regular guests on The Roger the Dog Show, before receiving their own show in late 1984.

The show started in December 1984 with a Christmas special, before returning for two series in 1986, when it ended to make way for ChuckleVision.


It involved the Hounds trying to do normal things but usually did them wrong, they lived in a normal house and had a hammock in the backyard.

Two series were made and a Christmas Special. But it hasn't been released on dvd so far, however, three episodes have cropped up on YouTube over the years originating from foreign broadcasters..

The episodes were produced by Martin Hughes and Music By Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke was apparently faced with an old BBC computer with 32k of memory, a tv screen and two keyboards he wrote and music and put it on tape.

Paul and Barry can be identified easily because the black dog is taller than the yellow one meaning that is Paul and the other is Barry.

The Chucklehounds

The ChuckleHounds Barry (Left) and Paul (Right)

Brazilian Broadcast[]

The ChuckleHounds was also broadcast on the Brazilian TV network, TV Cultura (Portuguese: Culture TV) as part of the children's program Glub Glub.

Episode List[]

Thanks to BBC Genome

Christmas Special (1984)[1][]

# Episode Title Original Airdate
1 The ChuckleHounds' Christmas 24 December 1884

Series 1 (1986)[]

# Episode Title Original Airdate
2 Music Mayhem 19 February 1986
3 Cleaning Chaos 26 February 1986
4 Deckchair Dilemma 5 March 1986
5 Telly Trouble 12 March 1986
6 Pancake Panic 19 March 1986
7 Birthday Bother 26 March 1986

Series 2 (1986)[]

# Episode Title Original Airdate
8 Shed Shambles 28 October 1986
9 Caterpillar Crisis 4 November 1986
10 Camera Comrades 11 November 1986
11 Antique Antics 18 November 1986
12 Tennis Trials 25 November 1986
13 Measles 'n ' Motorcycles 2 December 1986
14 Chimney Capers 9 December 1986