Cloppa Castle – 1978-1979
String-puppet series about the Byegones, who live in a medieval fort, and their enemies the Hasbeenes, who are determined to take control of Cloppa Castle.
The Bygones and the Hasbeens are fighting for Cloppa Castle. The Bygones struck oil, but the Hasbeens want a piece of the action so are constantly putting the castle under seige.
Cloppa Castle was made by Mary Turner and John Read, who used to work for Gerry Anderson. The puppets used an automated mouth movement like Anderson’s Supermarionation puppets.
Cloppa Castle is a medieval fort under permanent siege from a band of angry rebels, bent upon upsurping the throne. Unless it’s tea time, of course, in which case the friendly enemies will partake of a cuppa with their opposite number.