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Timbuctoo is a series of books by Roger Hargreaves published in 1978 to 1979. They were about animals who lived on an island, and they were named after the sounds they make (e.g. Oink the pig). The TV series aired in 1997, alongside the new republished books with new artwork, including a new character, Bray. The TV series was narrated by Ronnie Corbett of The Two Ronnies fame.


  • Baa (a sort of sheep)
  • Bleat (a sort of goat)
  • Bray (a sort of donkey)
  • Buzz (a sort of bee)
  • Chatter (a sort of monkey)
  • Chirp (a sort of bird
  • Cluck (a sort of hen)
  • Croak (a sort of frog)
  • Grizzle (a sort of bear)
  • Growl (a sort of tiger)
  • Hiss (a sort of snake)
  • Honk (a sort of seal)
  • Hoot (a sort of owl)
  • Meow (a sort of cat)
  • Moo (a sort of cow)
  • Neigh (a sort of horse)
  • Oink (a sort of pig)
  • Puff (a sort of panda)
  • Quack (a sort of duck)
  • Roar (a sort of lion)
  • Snap (a sort of crocodile)
  • Sniff (a sort of rabbit)
  • Squawk (a sort of parrot)
  • Squeak (a sort of mouse)
  • Trumpet (a sort of elephant)
  • Woof (a sort of dog)

Episode ListEdit

Series 1

  • Neigh Finds a New Home
  • Honk Goes Swimming
  • Snap Learns a New Game
  • Cluck Gets a Letter
  • Moo Has a Birthday Party
  • Chirp Learns to Fly
  • Croak Learns to Swim
  • Oink and the Big Apple
  • Squeak Has a Big Day Out
  • Bleat Takes the Ball by the Horns
  • Grizzle Gets the Giggles
  • Hoot Slips Up at Question Time
  • Meow Goes Fishing

Series 2

  • Woof Has Forgotten How to Bark
  • Hiss is Hopping Mad
  • Chatter and His Long Tail
  • Puff Buys Some Paint
  • Roar Sets Out to Frighten Timbuctoo
  • Trumpet Goes to the Seaside
  • Quack Dreams of a New Beak
  • Buzz is a Very Busy Bee
  • Growl Has a Fright
  • Baa Goes Shopping
  • Sniff Runs Out of Carrots
  • Bray Sleeps Through Christmas
  • Squawk Joins the Choir


The first series was released on VHS in 1999 by Carlton Video, under the name of Neigh Finds a New Home and Other Stories. The second series was also released on VHS in 2000 under the name of Woof Has Forgotten How to Bark and Other Stories. Both the VHS tapes are extremely rare.