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Danger Mouse

CBBC sitcom a secret agent mouse. 76 episodes (2 series), 2015 - 2017. Stars Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Dave Lamb, Stephen Fry and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 1, Episode 42 is repeated tomorrow at 6:15pm.

Press Clippings

Broadcast Awards 2018 comedy nominees

The nominations for the Broadcast Awards 2018 have been announced. Amongst the comedy-relation nominations, Taskmaster leads the list with two nods.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd November 2017

Danger Mouse and Duckula star in animation exhibition

Show at Waterside arts centre in Sale explores work of Cosgrove Hall, one of Britain's most successful studios.

Helen Pidd, The Guardian, 20th October 2017

Danger Mouse Ultimate app released

Danger Mouse Ultimate, a new app based on one of CBBC's most loved shows, is available to download for free today.

BBC, 20th April 2017

Writers' Guild Of Great Britain 2017 shortlist announced

The writers of Plebs, People Just Do Nothing, Fleabag, Guilt Trip, The Pin and John Finnemore's Double Acts are nominated in the WGGB Awards 2017.

British Comedy Guide, 6th December 2016

The Beeb's terrific reboot returns. Earth has been invaded by self-unaware clowns who take laughter as a grave insult: as a custard-based homage to Independence Day gathers pace, Danger Mouse (Alexander Armstrong) must curb his mirth. It's a typically limber script that never lets the grown-up gags impede the kiddie fun. In particular, a line about balloons, nailed with relish by Stephen Fry as Colonel K, must have had the writers high-fiving.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 27th June 2016

Danger Mouse to return for a second series

The world's greatest secret agent, Danger Mouse, has been given extended mission on CBBC.

BBC Press Office, 19th May 2016

Danger Mouse: The Snowman Cometh review

Brian Blessed and Richard Ayoade join the cast of Danger Mouse for its new Christmas Special, a festive classic in the making...

Pete Dillon-Trenchard, Den Of Geek, 17th December 2015

Christmas is cancelled! The double-length special introduces a slightly against-type Brian Blessed as a subdued Santa, and a perfectly cast Richard Ayoade as rubbish villain The Snowman. This icy fiend has atrocious bad-guy patter ("Snow you won't!") and a dastardly plan to overcome his apparent vulnerability to mild heat. Can Danger Mouse and Penfold thaw Earth before Christmas morning? Stay alert for a Walking in the Air gag that's a killer, even if you're five and don't get the reference.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 16th December 2015

Danger Mouse film in development

Danger Mouse is set to hit the big screen, following the classic ITV cartoon series' high-profile relaunch for CBBC.

British Comedy Guide, 7th October 2015

I come to the first CBBC programme I think I've ever reviewed for this site however it's one that's quite dear to my heart. As somebody who grew up in the late 1980s/early 1990s Danger Mouse was a show that I probably watched almost every episode of. So it was with great trepidation that I approached the new series that aired all this week on the BBC's children's channel. After suffering through the sub-par Thunderbirds remake I didn't have high hopes but I was pleasantly surprised by what was on offer. Although the graphics were inevitably better than those offered in Danger Mouse's original incarnation everything else about the show remained untouched. I did feel that, unlike Thunderbirds are Go, Danger Mouse offered something for everyone with the central plot appealing to younger viewers whilst older children and parents would've liked the wicked humour employed by writer Ben Ward. I particularly liked the fact that the voice of Come Dine With Me Dave Lamb provided the narration as he added an extra comic touch to proceedings. He was also there to provide a little nod and wink to the audience at home especially at the end when he tried to debunk several aspects of the plot. In voicing DM, Alexander Armstrong had particularly big shoes to fill but I felt he did an admirable job. Although it was quite obvious to picture him providing the voice he still brought a mix of bravado and comic timing needed to pull off the role. However I thought the best contribution came from Kevin Eldon who provided a note-perfect Penfold voice-over which gave some added authenticity to the piece. Although I know I'm not the target audience for Danger Mouse it was nice to see that those behind this reboot didn't insult those who watched the cartoon the first time around. Ultimately this was a show that provided something for everyone and I wouldn't be surprised if it got a weekend repeat on one of the main BBC channels so more people can experience its charm.

Matt, The Custard TV, 4th October 2015

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