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Series Overview

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 13 7 September 1991 ("Rupert and Pong Ping") 23 November 1991 (Rupert and the Pirates")
2 13 13 September 1992 ("Rupert and the Temple Ruins") 9 December 1992 ("Rupert and the Mulp Gulper")
3 13 3 March 1994 ("Rupert and Ginger") 26 May 1994 ("Rupert and the Clock Cuckoo")
4 13 3 September 1995 ("Rupert and the Giant") 26 November 1995 ("Rupert's Christmas Adventure")
5 13 27 March 1997 ("Rupert and the Jolly Roger") 19 June 1997 ("Rupert and the Whizz Watch")

Season 1

Episode Name Plot Director Writer Original airdate

Season 1

01 Rupert and Pong Ping When Rupert and Pong Ping journey to China, the Emperor's pet dragon becomes jealous of Pong Ping and has him kidnapped by a ferocious fire-breathing relative. Dale Schott Peter Sauder 7 September 1991
02 Rupert and the Sage of Um When a young magician Rupert's age threatens the last herd of unicorns, Rupert and his friend Tiger Lily fly to mythical Um Island. Dale Schott Bruce Robb 8 September 1991
03 Rupert and Algy's Misadventure Algy learns a lesson about letting his curiosity get the better of him when he accidentally sends himself back to medieval England in The Wise Old Goat's time machine

Dale Schott

Peter Sauder 14 September 1991
04 Rupert and the Purple Cakes When Rupert and Podgy find what appear to be purple cakes in the forest, Podgy ignores Rupert's warnings and eats them. He discovers that they are The Professor's creations, devised to make things lighter than air.

Dale Schott

Dale Schott 15 September 1991
05 Rupert and Bill in Gameland Rupert and his friend, Bill Badger, learn that there are some things more important than winning when they find themselves on opposing sides in the ultimate game that could well destroy Gameland.

Dale Schott

Peter Sauder 21 September 1991
06 Rupert and Little Yum Rupert chooses to work around his friend, Officer Growler, and the laws he represents in order to free a rare baby abominable snowman.

Dale Schott

Dale Schott 28 September 1991
07 Rupert and the Knight Rupert loses his battle to break an age-old tradition when his attempts to kindle a friendship between a knight and a fire-breathing dragon ultimately end up with them engaged in a duel to the death.

Dale Schott

Dale Schott 12 October 1991
08 Rupert and the Crocodiles Podgy's appetite gets him and Rupert in a series of serious dangers wich ends in Rupert getting captured by hungty crocodiles.

Dale Schott

Bruce Robb 13 October 1991
09 Rupert and Raggety Rupert's unsuccessful attempts to teach a cantankerous wood troll the meaning of friendship only causes problems for the Imps of Spring, hard pressed to bring spring to Nutwood on time.

Dale Schott

Bruce Robb 20 October 1991
10 Rupert's Undersea Adventure When Rupert is falsely accused, caught and tried by King Neptune's undersea court for kidnapping his prized Whistle Fish, it's up to Rupert and a little mermaid, Marina, to race against time and save the Fish.

Dale Schott

Peter Sauder 26 October 1991
11 Rupert and the Twilight Fan Tricked by an evil sorcerer, Tung Lai, into putting Tiger Lily under a sleeping spell, Rupert flies to the Bird Kingdom, hoping to find the cure.

Dale Schott

Bruce Robb

Dale Schott

9 November 1991
12 Rupert and Billy Blizzard Rupert learns that Billy Blizzard has frozen King Frost and all the snowmen. Rupert must now head to the North Pole and end Billy's reign of terror.

Dale Schott

Bruce Robb 17 November 1991
13 Rupert and the Pirates When Rupert finds a treasure map in the hull of a model ship, he convinces three retired pirates to get up out of their rocking chairs and go after it.

Dale Schott

Peter Sauder 23 November 1991


Season 2

Episode Name Plot Director Writer Original airdate

Season 2

01 Rupert and the Temple Ruins Rupert, Edward, and The Professor set out on a pleasant balloon ride, which soon turns into a harrowing adventure amongst ancient temple ruins on a remote tropical isle. Dale Schott Dale Schott 13 September 1992
02 Rupert and the Missing Snow After Santa asks him to find out why it hasn't snowed this winter, Rupert finds himself adrift on an ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, in pursuit of the stolen North Pole. Dale Schott David Finley 20 September 1992
03 Rupert and the Leprechauns Rupert learns there are no easy solutions to age-old animosities when he becomes involved in a bitter feud between an elderly recluse and a band of Leprechauns.

Dale Schott

Bruce Robb

Peter Sauder

27 September 1992
04 Rupert in Timeland When Rupert and Podgy find themselves unaffected by a sudden freeze in time, they visit Father Time in order to set things right but both end up on a journey into the future and age with each leap of time.

Dale Schott

David Finley 4 October 1992
05 Rupert and the Tiger's Eye While on holiday in Sandy Cove, Rupert and a local girl named Frances become involved in a dangerous game of cloak and dagger as they match wits with an infamous jewel thief called The Chameleon.

Dale Schott

Aaron Barzman

David Finley

14 October 1992
06 Rupert and the BIGsmall Machine Rupert and Podgy must prevent a rival inventor from stealing all of The Professor's gadgets, after his latest invention accidentally shrinks them to the size of insects.

Dale Schott

Bruce Robb 21 October 1992
07 Rupert and Uncle Grizzly Rupert visits his Uncle Grizzly in the Wild West, and they find themselves at odds with scheming neighbors who are looking for gold.

Dale Schott

Aaron Barzman

David Finley

28 October 1992
08 Rupert and the Fiddle Rupert and Podgy find themselves in Storyland, where their attempts at playing the fiddle for a not-so-merry Old King Cole lands them in the dungeon.

Dale Schott

David Finley 4 November 1992
09 Rupert and Nessie Rupert travels to the shores of Loch Ness to rescue his legendary friend Nessie from the clutches of a fortune-hunting adventurer.

Dale Schott

Mary Crawford

Alan Templeton

11 November 1992
10 Rupert and the Ghost Rupert and his parents spend an uneasy night in a tumble-down castle, which comes complete with a ghost and a hidden pirate treasure. The workmen, Milton and Monty are after the pirates' treasure.

Dale Schott

David Finley 18 November 1992
11 Rupert and the Lamp A flying carpet whisks Rupert and Bill far from home, where they free the people of Shandalar from the tyrannical rule of an evil Genie.

Dale Schott

Mary Crawford

Alan Templeton

25 November 1992
12 Rupert and the Firebird A little bird that thinks Rupert is his mother turns out to have some surprising, and dangerous, abilities.

Dale Schott

Aaron Barzman

David Finley

2 December 1992
13 Rupert and the Mulp Gulper Rupert and Bill's practical joke on Algy leads to a confrontation with the gigantic, and hungry, Mulp Gulper. The boys find they are the next items on the Gulper's menu..

Dale Schott

Bruce Robb 9 December 1992


Season 3

Episode Name Plot Director Writer Original airdate

Season 3

01 Rupert and Ginger Rupert's encounter with a friendly Stegosaurus in Nutwood Forest leads him on an adventure to the Jurassic Era. Gary Hurst Dale Schott 3 March 1994
02 Rupert and Growler Constable Growler's day off is canceled when Rupert is kidnapped by a river pirate and his grandsons. Gary Hurst Dale Schott 10 March 1994
03 Rupert and the Dragon Race A series of misadventures involving a flying couch necessitates a trek by Rupert and Pong Ping to the Valley of Dragons, on a rescue mission to save pals Edward, Bill and Toby from an uncertain fate.

Gary Hurst

Mary Crawford

Dale Schott
Alan Templeton

17 March 1994
04 Rupert and the Hedgehog Rupert and Bill's experiment with the art of topiary leads them to use a bit too much of The Professor's new growth formula to restore one of Dad's favorite shrubs to its proper size, which results in a "hedgehog" the size of a tour bus running loose through the Nutwood countryside.

Gary Hurst

Bob Ardiel 24 March 1994
05 Rupert and Ottoline Rupert and his new friend Ottoline Otter are swept up on a race to find the long lost King's Gold before it falls into the hands of a "ghost" and his cohort.

Gary Hurst

Dale Schott 31 March 1994
06 Rupert and the Cloud Pirates Rupert and Bill battle with a Cloud Pirate who has shanghaied the Four Winds as part of his dastardly plan to control the world's weather.

Gary Hurst

Mary Crawford

Alan Templeton

7 April 1994
07 Rupert and the Nile While on holiday in Egypt, Rupert foils the plans of the evil explorer Sir Humphrey Pumphrey to loot the newly discovered tomb of the legendary Pharaoh Ramindas.

Gary Hurst

Nicola Barton

Frank Diteljan

14 April 1994
08 Rupert and the Lost Memory In a bid to get his hands on The Professor's latest invention, a misguided inventor steals the entire Nutwood file from the Memory Bank, the place where everyone's memories are stored.

Gary Hurst

Mary Crawford

Alan Templeton

21 April 1994
09 Rupert and the Sea Serpent While on vacation at the seaside, Rupert meets up with Podgy along with his spiteful cousin Rosalie. When the two pigs fail to get along, Rosalie sets off with a playful young sea serpent, and Rupert and Podgy are forced to go after her.

Gary Hurst

Bob Ardiel 28 April 1994
10 Rupert and the Bell Freddy and Ferdy Fox, find a bell that renders them invisible when they ring it. They put it to good use by playing nasty tricks, making Rupert appear to be the perpetrator.

Gary Hurst

Andrew Nickolds 5 May 1994
11 Rupert and the Carousel Rupert and Ottoline find a merry-go-round that has been abandoned on the common, and restore it to its former grandeur. After The Sage of Um accidentally brings the wooden characters to life, the kids find they must rescue the enchanted carousel from the evil Thogmort who wants it for his own financial gain.

Gary Hurst

Nicola Barton

Frank Diteljan

12 May 1994
12 Rupert and the April Fool Rupert and Gregory Guinea Pig encounter The April Fool, an odd little man living in an even odder little house. He's a load of fun at first, but when the boys grow sick of his relentless jokes and tricks, The Fool isn't inclined to let them leave...

Gary Hurst

David Finley 19 May 1994
13 Rupert and the Clock Cuckoo Rupert enlists the help of his pal Odmedod the scarecrow to rescue his new friend Ticktock the Clock Cuckoo from the clutches of a greedy bird collector.

Gary Hurst

Dale Schott 26 May 1994


Season 4

Episode Name Plot Director Writer Original airdate

Season 4

01 Rupert and the Giant After stumbling upon a Giant's castle, Rupert must rescue Bill from the clutches of a baby giant who decides the cuddly badger is his favorite new dolly. Gary Hurst J.D. Smith 3 September 1995
02 Rupert and the Wool Gatherers Rupert helps his scarecrow pal Odmedod foil a pair of thieves who have been shearing Farmer Brown's sheep. Gary Hurst Bob Ardiel 10 September 1995
03 Rupert and the Marsh Mystery Rupert travels with Ottoline to her Aunt Felicity's Inn, and once there they both learn of her aunt's financial trouble. To make matters worse, any attempt to keep the inn fixed up is being sabotaged.

Gary Hurst

Nicola Barton

Frank Diteljan

17 September 1995
04 Rupert and A.R.C.H.I.E. The Professor invents a robot named A.R.C.H.I.E. that he believes will help people in many ways, and no one has to miss out on leisure activities ever again. But problems arise when A.R.C.H.I.E. starts getting a mind of his own.

Gary Hurst

Patrick Granleese 24 September 1995
05 Rupert in Toyland When Rupert's favorite toy Mr. Squeezer is accidentally thrown away, Rupert follows him to Toyland where he hopes to retrieve him, but winds up becoming a prisoner of Colonel Tinker who has resentment against all former owners of toys.

Gary Hurst

Bob Ardiel 1 October 1995
06 Rupert in Dreamland Podgy keeps having the same nightmare every night, and he and Rupert both travel to Dreamland to see if there is a way to stop this nightmare from happening.

Gary Hurst

Mary Crawford

Alan Templeton

8 October 1995
07 Rupert's Roman Adventure Rupert and Bill travel back to the days of the Roman Empire, where they save the village of Nutwoodium from destruction at the hands of the local Governor.

Gary Hurst

Patrick Granleese 15 October 1995
08 Rupert in Mirrorland Rupert finds himself in Mirrorland, where The Professor's ill-tempered reflection threatens to destroy everything in his bid to cross through to Nutwood.

Gary Hurst

Mary Crawford

Alan Templeton

22 October 1995
09 Rupert and the Crystal Kingdom After a disagreement with his friends, Rupert goes his own way to the campsite. Along the way he detours into Tourmaline Valley, where he becomes trapped into a dispute between a Prince and his people, and realizes that trust is very hard to come by.

Gary Hurst

Mary Crawford

Alan Templeton

29 October 1995
10 Rupert and the Space Pilots While Freddie and Ferdie have the town fooled into thinking that evil aliens landed in Nutwood, Rupert has a real encounter with aliens who are not evil but are instead young and helpless.

Gary Hurst

Bob Ardiel 5 November 1995
11 Rupert and the Mystery Isle While on vacation in Rocky Bay, Rupert sees an island that shouldn't be there. His old enemy, Sir Humphrey Pumphrey, is at the helm of an elaborately disguised submarine, intent on plundering King Neptune's Palace.

Gary Hurst

Nicola Barton
Frank Diteljan
12 November 1995
12 Rupert and Mum's Adventure A shopping trip with Mum leads to a trip to China and a harrowing adventure on a mysterious mountain.

Gary Hurst

Patrick Granleese 19 November 1995
13 Rupert's Christmas Adventure When all of Nutwood's Christmas trees are stolen, Rupert discovers that it's the work of the Pine Ogre, and finds himself with the task of retrieving the trees.

Gary Hurst

Dale Schott 26 November 1995


Season 5

Episode Name Plot Director Writer Original airdate

Season 5

01 Rupert and the Jolly Roger The pirates at the Rocky Bay Home for Retired Pirates need Rupert's help, when thieves make off with the treasure they've put on display. Gary Hurst Bob Ardiel 27 March 1997
02 Rupert and the Great Mephisto Soon after a traveling magician arrives in town and performs a magic show, numerous burglaries occur in Nutwood, and Rupert and Bill discover they are linked to hypnotism by the magician. Gary Hurst Nicola Barton

Frank Diteljan

3 April 1997
03 Rupert and the Little Bear The constellation Ursa Minor (Little Bear) escapes and Rupert and Podgy help return him to the sky where he belongs.

Gary Hurst

Ken Ross 10 April 1997
04 Rupert and the Paper Folders While chasing after a kite, Rupert and Bill find that all the paper in Nutwood is being taken away to be recycled into building material for Origami City, a place made completely out of paper.

Gary Hurst

Patrick Granleese 17 April 1997
05 Rupert and the Crystal Ball Rupert and Tiger Lily find a magic crystal that allows them to see into the future. While both hope to use its power to stop the worst events from happening, it doesn't occur to them what really causes the future events to happen.

Gary Hurst

Ken Ross 24 April 1997
06 Rupert and the Sun Bandit While Nutwood's citizens are losing their money to a salesman selling bottled sunshine, Rupert investigates the reason why the sun has not been out for many days.

Gary Hurst

Frank Diteljan 1 May 1997
07 Rupert and the Song Snatcher A king's toymaker desperately tries to impress his majesty with singing toys using voices from the forest, as Rupert and Bill both discover while chasing after Bill's baby brother, Toby.

Gary Hurst

Nicola Barton 8 May 1997
08 Rupert and Queen Bess Rupert visits Ottoline at her mansion, and both find themselves traveling back in time to meet Shakesphere.

Gary Hurst

Patrick Granleese 15 May 1997
09 Rupert and the Water Works An ambitious Imp of Spring's crazy irrigation scheme threatens to put Nutwood under water.

Gary Hurst

Frank Diteljan 22 May 1997
10 Rupert and the Deep Freeze Rupert assists Jack Frost in keeping his ice wand away from Billy Blizzard, only for it to go missing and end up in the hands of Freddie and Ferdie who both team up with Billy Blizzard.

Gary Hurst

Bob Ardiel 29 May 1997
11 Rupert and the Chalk Drawings Rupert and Gregory draw themselves out of a tight spot in the Land of Chalk Drawings.

Gary Hurst

Nicola Barton 5 June 1997
12 Rupert and the Dragon Festival While trying to return a baby dragon to the Chinese Emperor, Rupert and Pong Ping discover that all the imperial dragons are being led away by a mysterious flute player.

Gary Hurst

Patrick Granleese 12 June 1997
13 Rupert and the Whizz Watch The Professor's latest invention stops time, resulting in the usual unpredictable mayhem.

Gary Hurst

Bob Ardiel 19 June 1997