Tickle, Patch and Friends

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Tickle, Patch and Friends
No. of series11
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Two Hand Productions
Original network Channel 5/Milkshake!
Original release28 August 1999 (1999-08-28) 
26 June 2005 (2005-06-26)

Tickle, Patch and Friends was a BAFTA award-winning television series for children. The series was produced by Two Hand Productions for the United Kingdom television network Channel 5, and was originally broadcast in the Milkshake! programming block.



Tickle, Patch and Friends featured the misadventures of the two guinea pigs Tickle and Patch. Made and Puppeteered by Marcus Clarke and Helena Smee. Each episode would see the pair taking on a job to make money. The show featured crossover appearances from Channel 5's other children's programming. Shows included PB Bear, Plonsters, Animal Antics , and Mr. Men and Little Miss . These other shows also aired on Milkshake! The show broadcasts at a variety of locations, such as zoos, seasides, central London, churches, schools and farms.

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