Titch (TV series)

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Created by Pat Hutchins
Starring Peter Jones (Series 1 and 2)
Paul Vaughan (Series 3)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series3
No. of episodes39
Running time10 minutes
Production companiesHutchins Film Company
Yorkshire Television
Original network ITV (CITV)
Original release26 September 1997 (1997-09-26) 
June 2001 (2001-06)

Titch is a British stop-motion children's television programme that originally aired on Children's ITV from 1997 to 2001, then from 2001 to 1 January 2006 on Tiny Living, before appearing on Milkshake! in September 2004 as Tiny Living went off-air. [1] It was created by Pat Hutchins, also the creator of the Titch book series. [2]



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 5 September 2005 and 15 January 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.

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  1. "Titch air dates". BFI. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  2. "Toonhound - Titch (1997-2000)". www.toonhound.com. Retrieved 20 November 2022.