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Dream Street (TV series)

For the American television series, see Dream Street (U.S. TV series).

Dream Street
Genre Children's]
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3+
No. of episodes 65 + 1 Christmas Special
Production
Running time 9 minutes
Production companies CITV Carlton Television
Broadcast
Original channel CITV and Nick Jr. UK
Original run 6 May 1999 (1999-05-06) – 2002 (2002)

Dream Street was a British children's television series that ran from 6 May 1999 to 2002 on CITV. The show was narrated by British comedian Russ Abbot, and was aimed at children aged from 2 to 7. The show featured talking toy vehicles, which were radio controlled in real time. The characters were voiced by David Benson-Phillips, Charlotte Bellamy, Chris Jarvis and Emma Tate.

The show was set in a story book resting on the bedside table, and in later series with a child holding it, of a playroom during the night, whilst the child was asleep. The room also includes an element of Dream Street within it - the teddy bear clock. In later series, the title sequence revealed more of the things within the room, such as model Saturn bedposts.

The official slogan was; "Stimulate your child's imagination!, because Dream Street is a world of magical fun!". For Series 3, the theme tune contained the lyric "Get Streetwise", as part of the road safety campaign, which was repeated at the end of the show accompanying a short promo.

CITV, the original broadcaster, repeated the series in 2008-09, but it ended shortly after. However, Mini CITV, a substandard version of CITV, are the current broadcaster of the series, along with Tiny Pop.

There have been VHS releases of the series by Carlton Video.

Characters

Episodes

Series 1 (1999)

Hot Air

When Buddy comes across Daisy Doright with her tyres let down, it is clear that Hot Air is on the loose. Hot Air sucks the air out of tyres leaving people feeling flat and low.

Jumping Jack

Dinosaurs

Code Red

Bossy Boots

Musical Madness

Tech's Magical Carnival

Series 2 (1999)

King Of The Road

Hot Rod bullies Half Pint saying that he is much faster than him and Buddy races him and if he wins, then Hot Rod has to stop bullying Half Pint.

Surprise, Surprise

This is Buddy's birthday and Daisy is throwing a secret party for Buddy but no one can tell Buddy and he gets upset everyone has forgotten, but at the end he is relived when the party happens.

By The Book

It is Daisy's police test and she is worried she will fail, so Jack and The Wild Bunch take it upon themselves and become thieves for the day to help Daisy practice then send all the policemen off to sleep to then steal the Big Book of Law.

Happy Butterday

The Wild Bunch have spread butter all over Skipping Rope Bridge and when PC Snooze comes down to stop them, they push him down and he gets stuck in a tube. It is also the anniversary of Amber and Scarlett and Tech makes a cake for them saying; Amber And Scarlett: Best Friends For Life

Snoring & Touring

The three policemen decide they need a holiday and ask for advice, but end up going to The Land Of Nod. Sadly though, they reach the top of Skipping Rope Bridge and fall asleep and roll all the way down and end up sleeping through the whole of their holiday and not going anywhere.

Series 3 (2000)

Midnight Monstering

Building Block Blunders

Check-Up

King for the Day

Beep Beep

Mr Fixit

Lost episodes

coughs and sneezes

go faster half-pint

hot and stinky

the amazing bounceroonie

Video Specials

  • The Best of Dream Street (included on My Favourite Friends compilation video)
  • Surprise, Surprise (all the episodes from Series 2)
  • Midnight Monstering and other magical stories (6 episodes from Series 3)

Trivia

  • The characters were used to promote road safety for children in a short-lived campaign, called Streetwise.
  • The official website has a link: [1].
  • For unknown reasons, there are very few references to this series on the Internet. Many toys and VHS videos are sometimes seen on Amazon and other auction sites, such as eBay, but there seems to be little fan activity.
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