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1st Logo

(1976-1985, 1987, 1989, 1990)

Logo: Cosgrove Hall Productions' first logo was simply an in-credit disclaimer at the end of their shows (which were produced for the ITV London weekday franchise holder, Thames Television); it is either the text "Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd.", or "A Cosgrove Hall Production". On some shows, a hyphen or slash would appear between the two halves of the company name - and below it (for most cases) is a copyright date (in Roman numerals for series, but in Arabic numerals for one-offs).

Variants:

  • On Series 1 (1976) episodes of Chorlton and the Wheelies, Fenella the Kettle Witch pops up next to Chorlton the Happiness Dragon, who is holding a sign with the text "COSGROVE-HALL PRODUCTIONS LTD." on it; on Series 2 and 3 (1977-78) episodes, he is holding a slightly larger sign with the text "© COSGROVE/HALL PRODUCTIONS LTD. MCMLXXVII/MCMLXXVIII" on it while dancing, and the camera then closes up on him (the sign partly obscures his face) as he rolls his eyes. On the Series 2 (1977) Christmas special "Chorlton and the Ice World", the sign has a red border (instead of a blue one) - and the purple Wheelie with brown wheels (who is one of the four on the show that was never named, and is wearing a party hat and a mask) throws a snowball at the camera.
  • On Jamie and the Magic Torch, a light in Jamie's bedroom (on the first floor of his house) turns on as his mother (voiced by Brian Trueman) says "Settle down now, Jamie" and "Come on Wordsworth, out of there" (Wordsworth is his dog); it then turns off again as the text "Cosgrove/Hall Productions Ltd." appears on the screen.
  • On Cockleshell Bay, the six main characters (Mr. Ship, Gran Routy, Mr. Cockle, Mrs. Cockle, Robin Cockle, and Rosie Cockle) lift their arms to wave to the camera.
  • On Danger Mouse, a bomb with the text "DIRECTED BY Brian Cosgrove" on it rolls into view from the left side of the screen; the director's hand, which is holding a match, then comes into view from the right side of the screen and lights its fuse. The bomb then explodes - and when the explosion clears, the Danger Mouse logo (which is a red badge with the text "DM" on it in yellow) is shown on a white background, with the text "A Cosgrove/Hall Production" and copyright date underneath. Oddly enough, on the Series 2 (1980) episode "Custard", the director's match-holding hand does not come into view from the right side of the screen to light its fuse - but it explodes anyway.
  • On The Wind in the Willows, Mr. Badger's photograph album (which opens each episode) closes again as the text "© Cosgrove/Hall Productions Ltd" and copyright date appear on the screen; although a new logo was introduced in 1985, this show continued to use the in-credit disclaimer until the end of its fourth series in 1987.
  • FX/SFX: For the Chorlton and the Wheelies (Series 2 and 3) variants, Chorlton dancing, and rolling his eyes when the camera closes up on him; for the Cockleshell Bay variant, the six main characters waving to the camera. For the Danger Mouse variant, the bomb explosion clearing - and for the Wind in the Willows variant, Mr. Badger's photograph album closing. Also, for the Chorlton and the Wheelies Series 2 Christmas special variant, the purple Wheelie throwing his snowball at the camera.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show, and in the case of Danger Mouse, the bomb exploding; on the Series 4 (1984) Danger Mouse episode "Play It Again, Wufgang", the cast (David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, and Brian Trueman) say "Bang!" when the bomb explodes (given that they sang the show's theme song over the credits at the end of that episode).

Availability: Seen on all episodes of Chorlton and the Wheelies and Jamie and the Magic Torch, Series 1-4 (1979-84) of Danger Mouse, all episodes of Cockleshell Bay, the original pilot episode and Series 1-4 (1983-87) of The Wind in the Willows, and the one-offs Cinderella, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Reluctant Dragon, The BFG and The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.

Scare Factor: None for the majority of the variants; although the bomb explosion on the Danger Mouse variant may catch some people off guard, it is to be expected given that it is part of the show's theme, so the scare factor for that variant is Mediumat most.

2nd Logo

(1985-1990, 1993-1994)

Logo: We see the text "COSGROVE HALL PRODUCTIONS" in a stylized font with a tiny copyright symbol to its left and a copyright date in Roman numerals below.

Variants:

  • On Alias the Jester, the logo is displayed in a medieval-style border (the rest of the credits appeared in it as well), which features six pictures of its main characters: Alias (in his original futuristic guise on the left side, but in his medieval one on the right), Boswell (his assistant), King Arthur, Queen Edith, and Princess Ameranth.
  • On Series 5-6 (1985 and 1990) episodes of Danger Mouse, the bomb which rolls into view from the left side of the screen now has the text of "DIRECTED BY Chris Randall" (1985) and "Keith Scoble" (1990) on it; the directors' hands are again holding matches as they come into view from the right side of the screen and light its fuse. The bomb then explodes - and when the explosion clears, the Danger Mouse logo is again shown on its white background, with the logo and acopyright date underneath (on Series 6, the copyright date is displayed in a serif font).
  • On Creepy Crawlies, Count Duckula, and Series 5 (1988) of The Wind in the Willows (the second of which was a co-production with Carlos Alfonso Studios of Spain, and the third of which is also known as Oh! Mr. Toad!), the logo appears on a black background in alternating blue, red and yellow letters; the copyright symbol has also been enlarged and placed above the logo, while the copyright date is displayed in a serif font. Also on Series 5 of The Wind in the Willows, Mr. Toad closes his diary, yawns, and turns off his bedside gas lamp (on the first episode, "A Tale of Two Toads", it cuts to ashot of Mr. Toad and hisvillainous double, Isambard, swingingfrom a chandelier, from earlier in the episode)- and that is when the logo appears.

FX/SFX: None; for the Danger Mouse variant, see the first logo above.

Music/Sounds: See the first logo above, including for in the context of the Danger Mouse variant; however, in the case of Count Duckula, an extended version of the thunderclap from the end of the show's opening theme is heard.

Availability: Seen on all episodes of Alias the Jester, Series 5-6 (1985 and 1990) of Danger Mouse, all episodes of Creepy Crawlies and Count Duckula, and Series 5 (1988) of The Wind in the Willows; a coloured version with all the text on a single line is also seen on all episodes of Avenger Penguins (which was another co-production with Carlos Alfonso Studios) with clips of the show playing in a rectangle above it, and due to the fact that it was produced for Granada Television because Thames Television had lost their franchise at the end of 1992, the four texts of "FOR", "GRANADA TELEVISION", "© GRANADA TELEVISION" and either "MCMXCIII" or "MCMXCIV" appear below it.

Scare Factor: See the first logo above, including for in the context of the Danger Mouse variant; as with the bomb explosion on that variant, the thunderclap on the Count Duckula variant may catch some people off guard, but it is again to be expected given that it is part of the show's theme, so the scare factor for that variant is again Medium at most.

3rd Logo

(1991-1993)

Logo: We see an inverted triangle, which is coloured a blue, yellow and red gradient, on a white background, with the text "COSGROVE HALL" on it in alternating blue, red and yellow letters, much like the coloured variant of the previous logo; towards the bottom of the triangle, the text "© Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd MCMXCI/MCMXCII" is displayed in black serif font. This logo was rather short-lived due to Cosgrove Hall's parent company, Thames Television, losing their franchise at the end of 1992 - as its shape is the same as their last one, introduced 1990.

Variants:

  • On the last episode of Truckers, the text "THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF PAUL SIMPSON" (who was a model, set and prop maker for The Wind in the Willows from 1983 to 1988, as well as Truckers itself in 1991) appears in white serif font on a black background; it then fades out, and the logo appears.
  • On Victor and Hugo: Bunglers in Crime (which was a third co-production with Carlos Alfonso Studios, but was obviously produced before Avenger Penguins), the text of "A BRIAN COSGROVE/MARK HALL PRODUCTION" appears on an orange background; the camera then zooms out to reveal two mugshots of Victor and Hugo (with their prisoner numbers, RNT-77853 and KPV-46690, below them), as Hugo (voiced by David Jason) says "Hugo and Victor...that's what I think, anyway!" and Victor scowls at him. The logo then appears.
  • On Series 1-2 (1992-93) of Noddy's Toyland Adventures, the logo is displayed on a black background with the text "PRODUCED FOR BBC ENTERPRISES" ("BBC" being the corporation's then-current underlined logo) above it, and the three texts of "COSGROVE HALL PRODUCTIONS LIMITED", "Based on the 'NODDY' books by Enid Blyton" ("Enid Blyton" being her famous signature) and "© BBC ENTERPRISES 1992/1993" ("BBC", again, being the corporation's then-current underlined logo) under it.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None for the regular variant; for the Noddy variant, the closing theme of the show is heard, and Noddy (voiced by Jimmy Hibbert) chuckles at the end.

Availability: Seen on all episodes of Truckers and Victor and Hugo: Bunglers in Crime on ITV - and Series 1-2 (1992-93) of Noddy's Toyland Adventures on the BBC.

Scare Factor: None for the regular variant; however, Noddy's chuckle on his own variant may catch some people off guard, so the scare factor for that variant is Low.

4th Logo

(1994-2009)

Logo: We see a conglomeration of a dark blue square, a red inverted triangle, a yellow circle with the word "FILMS" on it, a dark blue inverted trapezoid, a light blue curved rectangle with the word "COSGROVE" on it and a light orange trapezoid with the word "HALL" on it below; this logo was introduced once Cosgrove Hall had signed a new deal with Anglia Television, and reflects the company's then-current "flag" logo (like how the previous one was the same shape as Thames' last one).

FX/SFX: None.

Variants:

  • On Series 3 and 4 (1994 and 1999) of Noddy's Toyland Adventures, the logo is displayed in the same way the third one was for Series 1 and 2; also, due to the fact that BBC Enterprises had become BBC Worldwide in 1995, and a new logo was introduced for the corporation in 1997, the "produced for" and copyright texts that are displayed above and below the logo were both changed to read as "PRODUCED FOR BBC Worldwide" and "© BBC Worldwide 1999" for Series 4.
  • On Sooty's Amazing Adventures (which was produced for Meridian Television instead of Anglia Television), the logo is displayed below that of Sooty Films, which is Sooty (the orange bear puppet of Harry Corbett, who later passed him onto his son Matthew) peeping out from behind his own name.
  • On Vampires, Pirates and Aliens, the logo is displayed above that of the French animation studio Millimages, which is a white handprint in an orange circle.
  • On Engie Benjy, the show's three main characters (Engie Benjy, Jollop the dog, and Dan the van) are standing above the logo dancing to the show's closing theme.
  • On the remakes of Postman Pat (both the initial one and the Special Delivery Service one), the logo is displayed above that of Entertainment Rights.
  • On The Likeaballs, the logo is displayed to the left of that of another animation studio called "Animated Adventures Pictures", which is the letters "A", "A" and "P" on a cinema-style marquee with the text of "An Animated Adventures Pictures Production" below them.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show; for the Noddy variant, see the third logo above.

Availability: Seen on Series 3 and 4 (1994 and 1999) of Noddy's Toyland Adventures, and all other Cosgrove Hall shows from that period (two of which, Fantomcat and the aforementioned Sooty's Amazing Adventures, were two more co-productions with Carlos Alfonso Studios) until their demise in 2009.

Scare Factor: None for the regular variant; for the Noddy variant, see the third logo above.