This page: last update 120th March 2006
An overview page
Books and merchandise depicted on this page are available for purchase !
 
PETER HAWKINS
JOHN RYAN

Peter Hawkins, voice artiste extraordinaire, was associated with illustrator John Ryan on two projects.

The first was when CAPTAIN PUGWASH came to the television screen in 1957. This character had first appeared in 1950, in a new boys' weekly comic, EAGLE. John also provided for this legendry British comic 'HARRIS TWEED' and 'LETTICE LEEF'

Between 1957 and 1974, around 60 Captain Pugwash stories were made for television, each with a duration of 5 mins.

This book printed a few years ago by Ted Smart Publications. 
Lacking in useful information, it contains three stories from 1983 ~ 1985:
The Secret Of The San Fiasco * The Battle Of Bunkum Bay 
The Quest Of The Golden Handshake

 

The second project that voice artiste Peter Hawkins collaborated with illustrator John Ryan, was when the cartoon series SIR PRANCELOT was made in 1971~'72. This enjoyed a run of 32 episodes, again each with a running time of 5 minutes.

A SIR PRANCELOT ANNUAL - only one issued?  Undated publication.
Not a John Ryan involvement:
Written by Jocelyn Phillips *  Illustrated by Toni Goffe

THE ADVENTURES SIR PRANCELOT JIG-SAW
JOHN RYAN 1972 .Based on the BBC TV series
'SIR PRANCELOT' *  Arrow Games Ltd.

 

John Ryan was also the creator of the young children's television programme MARY, MUNGO AND MIDGE, from the BBC Television series 'WATCH WITH MOTHER'. Only 13 x 15 minute stories were made for this series.


John Ryan Polystyle Publications

 


PUFFIN ANNUAL Number One * Puffin / Penguin Books Ltd 1974
126 pgs, with contributions from QUENTIN BLAKE, RAYMOND BRIGGS, 
ROALD DAHL, PETER EDWARDS, SHEILA SANCHA, and many more.
Also included is a 4-page feature on JOHN RYAN and his associates, 
and detailing how his stories are made into films for television viewing.

Added 23rd August 2006: 
Sadly, Peter Hawkins passed away in July 2006.
Although not a comprehensive study, his memory will be everlasting here!

Back to top.

  Return to Whirligig  *  Juvenile Memorabilia for sale * Site contents

Peter Rice Destiny One 2006
PETER HAWKINS BBC TELEVISION INFORMATION JOHN RYAN INFORMATION