Roobarb and Custard: The Complete Collection comes to DVD

Classic cartoon Roobarb and Custard comes to DVD.

Roobarb and Custard

More than 40 years after making their debut on British TV screens, and over a decade since their return, green dog and pink cat Roobarb and Custard are bounding back into view again, accompanied by their ubiquitous theme tune.

The groundbreaking animated series and its sequel are being paired together for the first time ever on a DVD due to be released as Roobarb and Custard: The Complete Collection on the 16th May 2016.

Famed for both entertaining kids at the end of children’s TV programming, and, ahead of the teatime BBC news, wooing a cult audience of grown-ups, Roobarb and Custard is instantly recognisable, from its distinctive music, penned by Man About the House theme tune composer Johnny Hawksworth, to its crazy lead characters. That theme tune was even sampled for a rave friendly chart version in the early 1990s.

Simply Media’s DVD release pairs the original 30 episodes from the 1974 series – the first fully animated television series to be made in the UK – as well as the 2005 Roobarb And Custard Too series, comprising of 39 episodes.

Both come from the mind of original creator Bob Godfrey and each feature the distinctive narration of British comedy legend Richard Briers. Each of the two series features the antics of the green dog Roobarb and his outlandish schemes and hapless plans, seemingly forever foiled by his next-door nemesis, pink cat Custard.

Also released next month on DVD is The Further Adventures of the Musketeers. This 1967 BBC classic family favourite is to be released on DVD for the very first time on May 23rd 2016. Starring Brian Blessed, Joss Ackland and Michael Gothard, this classic adventure series is set twenty years on from the original and is based on Alexander Dumas’ sequel of The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After.

Brian Blessed (Centre) will be seen in the forthcoming DVD release The Further Adventures of the Musketeers.