Mary, Mungo and Midge

Mary, Mungo and Midge was a British animated children's television series, created byJohn Ryan and produced by the BBC in 1969.

The show featured the adventures of a girl called Mary, her dog Mungo, and her pet mouse Midge, who lived in a tower block in a busy town. BBC newsreader Richard Baker narrated the episodes, with John Ryan's daughter Isabel playing Mary. The theme tune and other music for the series was provided by Johnny Pearson.

This show was one of the first children's shows in the UK to reflect urban living. The programme showed Mary having adventures in a busy town, as opposed to in a wood, forest or other rural setting. The two featured animals were likely to be familiar to town dwellers, as opposed to the array of talking wildlife usually seen in children's television.

In each episode, the three of them would descend in the lift from their flat in the tower block. After their adventures they would return home, Midge would press the button for the lift back to the correct floor, by standing on Mungo's nose.

Previous Episode


Episode 1x13; Dec 30, 1969

The family go to the seaside and Mary, Mungo and Midge go their separate ways. Midge goes to sleep whilst he waits to use his flute.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x13: SeasideDec 30, 1969
1x12: HospitalDec 23, 1969
1x11: The GarageDec 16, 1969
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