MOP AND SMIFF

Written, composed and presented by Mike Amatt

A BBC1 television series for the pre-school child made throughout 1983 and into 1984. First transmitted in April 1984 and then the series was transmitted a further 7 times over the next 5 years.

The series has been sold to many countries worldwide. Greece, Pakistan, Portugal, Trinidad and Tobago, Zimbabwe and others.

All the incidental music and songs were written and performed by Mike Amatt. The title theme, although written and sung by Mike, was played by The Thornsett Brass Band. The programme was produced by David Brown who was then head of Children's Programmes at BBC Manchester, New Broadcasting House. Mop's voice was by Timothy West and Smiff was played by Prunella Scales. The programmes (13 in all) were directed by Sid Waddell. A spin-off series called "MIKE, MOP & THE MOKE" was made in 1986 and was transmitted that year and repeated the following year.

© Mike Amatt 2009