Titch (TV series)
Titch is a stop-motion children's television programme that originally aired on Children's ITV from 1997 to 2002, then from 2001 to 2006 on Tiny Living, before appearing on Milkshake! in 2006 as Tiny Living went off-air. It was created by Pat Hutchins, also the creator of the Titch book series.
|Created by||Pat Hutchins|
|Starring||Peter Jones (Series 1 and 2)|
Paul Vaughan (Series 3)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||3|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Running time||10 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hutchins Film Company|
|Original network||ITV / CITV|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||26 September 1997 –|
According to Pat Hutchins, each episode took three weeks to shoot as it was created in stop-motion animation, using clay models instead of proposed cartoons. The models were miniatures, as ITV gave the animating team a limited budget so that production or scale was minimalistic. After the first two series finished airing in 1999, a third series went into production, and premiered during 2000, before it had its final episode in mid-2001. There is no disclosed reason why the programme was cancelled, but repeats of the programme aired occasionally until around 2003. The series was then repeated on Tiny Living before moving to Milkshake! on channel 5 between 2005-2006.
Music and DVD
The music for Titch was composed by British pianist & composer Michael Nyman.
The series was issued on several videos in the 1990s. DVDs were released in 2005, titled Picnic and Other Stories and Christmas.