Originally conceived by Ian Allen as a stage show in 1978, Allen adapted it into a TV series for Thames two years later. The first series of 13 programmes was transmitted in 1980. A further 6 series of 13 programmes followed, making a total of ninety-one different Button Moon adventures. The series featured the adventures of Mr. Spoon who would travel to Button Moon in his homemade rocket-ship. All of the characters were based on kitchen utensils, as were many of the props. Once on Button Moon they would have an adventure, and look through Mr. Spoon's telescope before heading back to their home on 'Junk Planet'. The theme tune was written and performed by then husband-and-wife Peter Davison and Sandra Dickinson. Narration was by Robin Parkinson. A live stage show was produced in the 1980s.
Published on November 30th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.