Chorlton and the Wheelies

Chorlton and the Wheelies

1976 - United Kingdom

Puppet series with a funny and zany cast, created by the makers of Noddy. Chorlton the happiness dragon and his companions the Wheelies, little wheeled characters who inhabit Wheely World, combine to combat the wicked with Fenella who contrives to keep Wheely World shrouded in sadness. 

Created by Cosgrove Hall for Thames Television and named after the location of the studio, Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester (in fact, Chorlton gets his name in the series because the legend "Made in Chorlton-cum-Hardy" is found written on the inside of his egg). 

Published on December 3rd, 2018. Written by Noel Onely for Television Heaven.

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