Chorlton and the Wheelies
(1976-1979)

Died aged c. 3

Chorlton and the Wheelies is an animated children's television series that ran from 26 September 1976 until 17 December 1979 on the British television channel ITV. 40 episodes were produced. The show followed the adventures of Chorlton, a fictional happiness dragon, in Wheelie World. Chorlton and the Wheelies was created by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television and broadcast on the ITV network and broadcast on the TVNZ Kidzone network. The eponymous lead character gets his name from the suburb of Manchester in which the Cosgrove Hall studio was based: the legend "Made in Chorlton-cum-Hardy" is found written on the inside of the egg from which he hatches in the very first episode of the series.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Cosgrove Hall Court. Completed in August 2013 and built on the site of Cosgrove Hall Films. The homeowners at Cosgrove Hall Court proudly recognise the great work carried out by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall. Cosgrove and Hall films left their mark on the landscape of children's animation by producing such classics as Danger Mouse, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Count Duckula, The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and The BFG.

Cosgrove Hall Court, Albany Road, Chorlton, Manchester, United Kingdom where it was filmed