The Clangers

Watch The Clangers

  • 2015
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.4  (708)

The Clangers is a British television show that aired on CBeebies from 1969 to 1974. The show was created by Oliver Postgate, who also wrote and narrated the episodes. The Clangers featured a family of pink, mouse-like creatures who lived on a small, blue planet. The planet was home to a variety of strange and fantastical creatures, including the Soup Dragon, a strange, dragon-like creature who made soup for the Clangers.

The Clangers were a peaceful and friendly family, who were always ready to help anyone in need. Their planet was full of strange and wonderful things, like the Sky Moos, who floated through the air, and the Glow Bugs, little bugs that glowed in the dark. The Clangers communicated with each other through a series of whistles and honks, which Oliver Postgate provided.

The show was beloved by children and adults alike, and remains a classic of British television. The whimsical creatures, imaginative settings, and gentle humor of The Clangers have made it a favorite among generations of viewers. The show was also groundbreaking in its use of stop-motion animation, which was still a relatively new technology at the time.

The Clangers has remained popular over the years, and has been released on DVD and Blu-ray in several different editions. The show also inspired a new version in 2015, which was produced by CBeebies and featured new characters and storylines.

One of the things that made The Clangers so special was the way that it created a whole world that was both strange and familiar at the same time. The planet that the Clangers lived on was full of wonderful, imaginative creatures, but it was also a place where everyday things, like baked beans and tea, could become magical. The Clangers were a reminder that even in the most unusual places, there is always something that makes us feel at home.

The show was also notable for its gentle humor and its emphasis on kindness and compassion. The Clangers were always looking out for one another, and they were always ready to help those in need. The show's message of friendship and cooperation made it a favorite with parents and educators, who appreciated its positive values.

Another aspect of The Clangers that made it so popular was its use of stop-motion animation. The show was made using a technique called stop-motion animation, in which small models are moved incrementally and photographed, creating the illusion of movement. This technique gave The Clangers a unique look and feel, and helped to create the show's magical and otherworldly atmosphere.

In conclusion, The Clangers is a beloved British television show that has captured the hearts of generations of viewers. Its whimsical creatures, imaginative settings, and gentle humor have made it a classic, and its positive message of friendship and cooperation has resonated with audiences of all ages. The show's use of stop-motion animation was groundbreaking at the time, and helped to create a unique and magical world that will always be remembered.

The Clangers
Filter by Source
No sources available
52. Things
June 23, 2016
Three pale things - a shell, a spiral and a cone - drift towards the planet seeking music, heat and light to revive them. Tiny and Small have seen them before and know just what to do. Will they be able to revive the new pale star-shaped thing?
Building Bridges
51. Building Bridges
June 22, 2016
The new table Major has made collapses, spilling soup everywhere. Tiny and Small are sent off to fetch some more soup, but the soup trolley crashes into a new bump in the path on the way to the soup wells. Major finds a new use for his collapsed table.
50. Blob
June 21, 2016
The Froglets produce a purple blob out of the Top Hat, and Tiny loves it! The blob is noisy and bouncy, and when Tiny and Small discover it can split in two, and the two can split into four, and four into eight and so on, soon all the caves are alive with bouncing blobs!
The Discovery
49. The Discovery
June 20, 2016
Small is unhappy with his drawing, so he finds a place to practise in peace. Major Clanger discovers some wonderful wall pictures in an underground cave and invites everyone to see them, but it turns out that Small has seen the pictures before.
The Wols
48. The Wols
June 19, 2016
Mother Wol asks the Iron Chicken if she will look after her three little Wols while she goes to get some things for her new nest. The Iron Chicken is happy to do so, but she hasn't counted on them being so boisterous.
All Change Day
47. All Change Day
June 16, 2016
Major Clanger is making too much noise in his workshop and Mother is fed up with it. She suggests they should swap jobs. But Granny's attempt to make the soup proves tricky, and the less said about the Soup Dragon's knitting the better.
The Golden Planet
46. The Golden Planet
June 15, 2016
Major invents a new two-seater rocket for special trips. When he and Small look through the telescope, they see just the place - a golden planet. Unfortunately Tiny discovers that the golden planet they see is not what it appears to be.
Calm in the Caves
45. Calm in the Caves
June 14, 2016
Tiny and Small discover the froglets sitting abnormally silent and calm in their cave, in front of three stones which glow blue and emit an unearthly sound. Major Clanger thinks these must be 'hush stones' - however, the effect is anything but calming.
Busy Buzzers
44. Busy Buzzers
June 13, 2016
Small and Major Clanger discover a bowl of glow honey that the glowbuzzers have left out in a crater. They take it inside to eat but find some very agitated glowbuzzers, who need them to put it back where they found it for a special visitor.
Rainbow Star
43. Rainbow Star
June 12, 2016
Small, wearing a rainbow-striped scarf, catches seven coloured stones floating in space. The Iron Chicken has also found a strange metal disc in space. Do the stones and the disc somehow fit? The answer lies in the colours of the scarf.
42. Hide-and-Seek
June 9, 2016
Small, Tiny and Baby Soup Dragon have a race around the planet. Baby Soup Dragon wins, but the Clangers don't know that he cheated! An orange Froglet sees it all and comes up with a clever way to teach Baby Soup Dragon a lesson.
The Little Bag
41. The Little Bag
June 8, 2016
Small gives Tiny a lovely sparkly bag which he has caught when fishing in space. It is perfect for Tiny's panpipes. But when she goes to get her panpipes out of the bag, she is amazed to find it speaks, in sounds and shapes.
The Puzzle
40. The Puzzle
June 7, 2016
On their way to tea with the Iron Chicken, Major, Mother, Tiny and Small spot a fascinating new planet. Major insists on exploring it and they all become lost inside. Luckily, a passing Sky Moo spots their empty music boat and brings Granny to the rescue!
The Chicken Waltz
39. The Chicken Waltz
June 6, 2016
Tiny makes up a lovely new tune to dance to. The Iron Chicken tries to join in but it is just too difficult for her to manage, so Tiny and Small come up with a much simpler rhythm that the Iron Chicken can dance to - The Chicken Waltz!
38. Snapper
June 5, 2016
A robot like a camera on wheels lands on the planet, flashing, bleeping and taking photos. At first the Clangers are scared of it but as they begin to accept it, they find it has a lot to show them about the universe and everywhere it has been.
The Box
37. The Box
June 2, 2016
Small finds some 'space treasure' but doesn't know what it is for. Then Tiny too finds her own space treasure - a strange box. Only when they both realise that the two pieces might fit together, do they get to see the unexpectedly beautiful results.
Sweet Music
36. Sweet Music
June 1, 2016
A radio falls out of the sky. Tiny, Small and Baby Soup Dragon don't know what it is, and are fascinated by the sounds that come from it. But it would have been better if Baby Soup Dragon hadn't decided to play with it in the middle of the night.
35. Chairs
May 31, 2016
Granny's comfy puffball chair gets punctured by a knitting needle. Major Clanger comes up with a better idea - he will make a chair for Granny. From the results of his handiwork he realises the sense of Granny's original request.
Star Roses
34. Star Roses
May 30, 2016
A special star passes over the planet and as it does, the star roses bloom. The star appears, but where are the roses? Could their absence have anything to do with the Skymoos that Tiny and Small hear on the other side of the planet?
Tiny's Good Idea
33. Tiny's Good Idea
May 29, 2016
It is very hot in Mother's garden and all her flowers are wilting. Major has invented an auto-waterer to help but it doesn't work. Tiny comes up with a brilliant idea for watering the garden based on a marble-chute toy she has invented.
Granny and Small
32. Granny and Small
May 26, 2016
Small is bored, Tiny, Major and Mother are all too busy. Mother suggests he asks Granny to play with him. He is doubtful, but he couldn't have been more mistaken as she takes him on an adventure to a place he has never seen before.
The Game
31. The Game
May 25, 2016
A meteor shower of gemstones falls on the planet. Baby Soup Dragon beats Tiny and Small in a game to win them. The others continue the game without him and his stones, he realises that there is more fun to be had in playing than just winning.
30. Planty
May 24, 2016
The Clangers help Granny make her knitting space more special. Major makes her a fan and Mother gives her a purple plant from her garden called Planty. But when Granny wakes up from her nap, Planty has moved. Tiny and Small try to solve the mystery.
The Ball
29. The Ball
May 23, 2016
Tiny and Small find a strange silver ball. When it bounces it glows and rings. It bounces into Mother's Garden and they are amazed to learn from her, that the ball is a living thing, like them. And Granny is convinced it must have friends nearby.
The Brilliant Surprise
28. The Brilliant Surprise
December 14, 2015
When Tiny Clanger receives a message from the Iron Chicken that 'it's coming', she is mystified as to what the 'it' might be - and even more puzzled that no one will tell her. Everyone seems to be in on the secret, but in the end, Tiny gets a brilliant surprise!
The Little Chill
27. The Little Chill
December 17, 2015
It's a very cold day on the Clangers' planet. So cold, that the Iron Chicken has to come down to the living cave to get warm! But when a Sky Moo wants to do the same, she finds the doors are frozen shut and she can't get in. Granny comes to the rescue with a clever plan to keep her and the other Sky Moos warm.
Find the Eclipse
26. Find the Eclipse
July 20, 2015
Major Clanger has made special eclipse glasses for everyone to wear so they can watch a solar eclipse safely. But as the moon moves towards the sun, the Iron Chicken's nest blocks the view. Can the Clangers come up with a solution in time to see the wonderful solar eclipse?
Home Sweet Hoot
25. Home Sweet Hoot
July 17, 2015
A little Hoot lands on the Clanger's planet and causes mayhem with his incessant mischievous hooting. The Clangers decide it has to go home. But with the Hoot Planet so far away, how can they attract its attention? Luckily, Major has just invented a make-it-louder machine that does the job perfectly.
Dragon Day
24. Dragon Day
July 16, 2015
Small decides that there should be a Dragon Day to thank the Soup Dragon for being so kind as to provide them with soup every day. The Soup Dragon is quite overcome, especially when everyone gives her presents. The Iron Chicken arrives late and exhausted, but it turns out that her present is the best of all.
Bubble Trouble
23. Bubble Trouble
July 15, 2015
Major Clanger has invented a machine for cleaning up the planet. But when he gets called away by Granny, Small and Tiny can't resist trying it for themselves. Unfortunately, it proves harder to control than they thought, and they accidentally suck up a swarm of Glow Buzzers. It takes all their ingenuity to rescue them!
22. Holes
July 14, 2015
Tiny and Small find a box that has fallen from space. It contains just two circles of black cloth, but these are no ordinary circles - they are holes, and one leads to another. Tiny and Small are very excited and try to tell Major about their discovery, but he is too busy to listen and so they decide to do their own experiments, with quite amazing results.
Baby Soup Clanger
21. Baby Soup Clanger
July 13, 2015
Baby Soup Dragon is upset because his mother won't let him use her big ladle and help make the soup. Tiny and Small tell him not to worry - he can help them instead. He does, and he enjoys it so much that he decides he wants to be a Clanger instead of a Soup Dragon. But after a little while, the Clangers are not so sure this is a good idea!
Small's New Star
20. Small's New Star
July 10, 2015
The Iron Chicken tidies her nest and dumps a huge bundle of unwanted junk metal on to the Clangers' planet. At first Major wants to keep it but Mother thinks he has quite enough junk already. It is Small who comes up with an idea that will see the metal return into space transformed.
The Singing Asteroid
19. The Singing Asteroid
July 9, 2015
Tiny and her flower friends are playing a lovely tune with the music trees when suddenly they hear a strange voice joining in; it seems to be coming from high in the sky. On investigation, Tiny discovers a lone flower singing as she travels alone through space on a rocky asteroid. Tiny discovers that the flower is lonely and comes up with a clever plan to help her.
Major's Meteor
18. Major's Meteor
July 8, 2015
Small is really upset when, out fishing in the music boat with Major Clanger, he not only fails to catch anything but also misses seeing the two spectacular lights that streak across the sky - meteors, as Granny later tells him. Major Clanger determines to cheer Small up by inventing a 'meteor machine'.
Crash Bang Chicken
17. Crash Bang Chicken
July 7, 2015
A Skymoo accidentally knocks the Iron Chicken out of her nest, and in falling to the surface of the Clangers' planet she hurts her wing. But although Major Clanger manages to mend it, she has lost her confidence and can't fly. It takes all the ingenuity of Small Clanger, and another intervention by the Skymoo, to get her back to her nest under her own wing power.
Mother's Melody
16. Mother's Melody
July 6, 2015
Tiny Clanger has made up a lovely new tune to play with her singing flower friends. Mother Clanger thinks Tiny is very talented, but when Tiny suggests Mother should have a go, she gets very flustered and rushes off to her garden. But Major Clanger has a plan - and soon there is the sound of lovely music coming from the garden.
The Metal Bug
15. The Metal Bug
July 3, 2015
Small Clanger finds a strange ball while out fishing in space. No one knows what it is so Major decides to put it on a shelf in his workshop. But a little while later he finds it in two hollow pieces on the ground - and the Soup Dragon discovers that something has been eating the copper trees.
Tiny's Orchestra
14. Tiny's Orchestra
July 2, 2015
Tiny is stuck for ideas for a new tune to make up, so she asks Mother and Major what kind of tune they would most like to hear. Major wants something 'bold and stirring' while Mother would like something 'light and charming'. Tiny's best attempts to please them both come to nothing, until a ride on a Skymoo gives her the inspiration she needs.
In A Spin
13. In A Spin
July 1, 2015
Tiny and Small accidentally spill green soup all over Granny's best shawl, and when they ask Cloud and the froglets to help them clean up the mess, things only end up getting worse.
Lonely As A Cloud
12. Lonely As A Cloud
June 30, 2015
Tiny, Small, the Froglets and Baby Dragon have great fun playing games with the Cloud, but when Major calls them in for bed, the Cloud is left alone and sad.
Space Tangle
11. Space Tangle
June 29, 2015
Small notices that the Iron Chicken has become trapped by junk metal that has got caught in orbit around her nest, but Major comes up with a clever solution.
The Curious Tunnel
10. The Curious Tunnel
June 26, 2015
Tiny and Small discover a strange tunnel that appears to suck things upwards. Revival of the classic animation about the adventures of a clan of friendly aliens living on a small blue planet.
The Crystal Trees
9. The Crystal Trees
June 25, 2015
As the air grows cold, a crystal shaped seed lands on the Clangers' planet. Granny helps Tiny to plant it and it quickly grows into a wonderful Crystal Tree. Other seeds fall and soon there is a small forest of them. Mother Clanger has heard that these amazing trees can sparkle and glow, but none of the Clangers know how this is done, until, completely by accident Tiny discovers that music is the answer.
Tiny's Lullaby
8. Tiny's Lullaby
June 24, 2015
Tiny's radio hat develops a fault, which means she cannot listen to her favourite nightly lullaby, so she decides to make up her own song instead.
The Giant Plant
7. The Giant Plant
June 23, 2015
Tiny and Small plant a little plant in Mother's garden. They get impatient for it to grow, but have little idea what they're letting themselves in for.
I Am The Eggbot
6. I Am The Eggbot
June 22, 2015
A strange little egg-shaped creature lands on the planet - an Eggbot. It sings a high note - doh. It proceeds to explore and gets stuck in a cave deep underground, where it is heard by the sleeping Clangers. They are amazed when they hear another note, a low doh, and find a giant Eggbot come to rescue the little Doh, with the help of six other singing Eggbots - Ray, Me, Fah, Soh, Lah and Te!
The Flying Froglets
5. The Flying Froglets
June 19, 2015
It is Granny's birthday and all the Clangers are planning their presents for her. Small asks Major Clanger if he can help him invent something for her but Major says his work is too difficult for such a young Clanger. Small decides to invent something himself, something which involves puffballs, airfruit and three extremely acrobatic - or should we say aerobatic - froglets.
The Knitting Machine
4. The Knitting Machine
June 18, 2015
Major Clanger invents a knitting machine, thinking this will save Granny ever having to make the effort to knit again. But Granny likes knitting and when she sees the hideous garments the machine produces, she challenges it to a great knit-off to determine who is the best knitter.
In The Soup
3. In The Soup
June 17, 2015
When Major Clanger decides that the Soup Dragon must be fed-up with dishing up soup for them all every day, he invents a machine to collect the soup instead. But when he takes some soup without even asking the Soup Dragon, he overfills the machine and it gets stuck in the doorway. Only with the help of the Soup Dragon can it be freed, and as it is freed, it explodes everywhere. Perhaps sometimes it is best to leave things as they always were.
The Little Thing
2. The Little Thing
June 16, 2015
A Sky Moo gives Small Clanger a strangely shaped little thing that it has found in space. None of the Clangers has a clue what it is. Small decides to give it to the Iron Chicken for her nest, but as she is flying back down in the Music Boat she sees a big thing with a strange piece missing in its side. Reuniting the little thing and the big thing has a very surprising result!
The Lost Notes
1. The Lost Notes
June 15, 2015
The Music Tree notes for Tiny Clanger's marvellous new melody are blown away when a big wind blows across the planet. No one can find them. But Tiny hears Mother Clanger whistling a tune while she gardens. It's Tiny's tune - and she heard it coming from high in the sky!
  • Premiere Date
    June 15, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (708)