Saturday, 25 June 2011
The Flumps: Episodes 9 - 13
Lend a Hand:- Includes the "Hands" Song.
Mother Flump is baking in the kitchen and asks Pootle for a hand. She is very pleased with the help he gives her. He then goes and helps Grandfather Flump with the polishing of his Flumpet. Grandfather Flump shows him some tricks with some cards. Pootle goes off to see if anyone else needs a hand or two. Father Flump is sanding down some wood. He is not really able to help as Father Flump is doing tricky work. Pootle then goes and helps Posie but gets all tangled up in Posie's wool.
Pootle goes and watches Perkin who is busy planting in the garden. He helps with some potting. Grandfather Flump arrives to offer some help as well. Pootle finds that he is a little tired after all the morning's work. He goes and plays with Posie, before going in for some nice freshly baked jam tarts.
Quiet Please:- Includes the "Flowerpot" music played by the Flumps.
It was a very noisy morning at the Flumps. Father Flump was busy cutting wood. Pootle was busy walking on squeaky creaky floor boards. Grandfather Flump is playing the Flumpet rather loudly. Posie and Perkin are playing snap with a pack of cards. Only Mother Flump is being quiet and she tells everyone that she has a headache. Father Flump suggests a rest in his comfy chair whilst he goes and makes her a cup of herb tea. The other Flumps all promise to be quiet in order to let Mother Flump rest. Just as Mother Flump settles down, Father Flump wakes her up by pouring water into the kettle. The creaky floorboards walked on by Pootle, awaken Mother Flump again. Pootle says he is sorry and the children leave the room.
Posie shows Pootle a book about animals and the noises they make. Mother Flump eventually comes into the room. She has had a good rest and her headache has gone much to the delight of the other Flumps. Father Flump and Grandfather Flump decide to fix the squeaky floorboards.
Grandfather's Birthday:- Includes the "No one has remembered my Birthday" Song.
Grandfather Flump got up rather late today. He is the last to finish breakfast. He suddenly remembers that it is his birthday today. There are no presents, no cards and no one has wished him a happy birthday yet. Everyone must have forgotten him. He decides to go and jog their memories. Mother Flump is in the kitchen and Grandfather Flump tries to find out if she is baking anything special. Mother Flump avoids the question and gives him the impression that she does not know what today is apart from being tomato soup day. He goes away and finds Perkin. Perkin is making a picture for Grandfather Flump. Posie sees him coming and quickly takes the picture away. Grandfather Flump tries to see if Perkin has remembered but goes away disappointed. He next finds Posie, Father Flump and Pootle but none of them give the game away. Has no one remembered his birthday?
Grandfather Flump goes outside and believes everyone has forgotten his birthday. He is really sad and is feeling sorry for himself. Pootle and Posie eventually come out and bring Grandfather Flump in. A surprise party is waiting inside for him. He is overjoyed and so pleased that they all remembered.
What a Carrot:- Includes the "The Dreaded Blight" Song.
The plants in the Flump's allotment are not growing very well. Father Flump and Grandfather Flump are very perplexed as to the reason why. They all decide to get their morning break (seed cake slices). Mother Flump reads them a poem about a great gardener called Uncle Weatherby. His garden was superb but he always wanted to grow plants that would not normally grow. Posie suggests that they talk to the plants in order to encourage them to grow. Perkin does the talking, whilst Pootle pretends to be a rain cloud whilst Posie pretends to be the sun.
Grandfather Flump finds that the plants will not grow because of "The Blight." The book gives them a method of dealing with the dreaded blight. The potion works a treat and all the vegetables are splendid. One vegetable, the carrot, however, has not made an appearance so Father Flump tries out his new potion on the carrot plant. Some days later Pootle remembers the carrot and so tries to pull it up. Pootle cannot, so Perkin has a go. He fails and so everyone pulls together and eventually the biggest carrot you ever saw comes out of the ground.
Where's Grandfather:- Includes the "Where is Grandfather" Song.
Mother Flump is Spring cleaning the family home. Everywhere she looks, she finds things the children have lost. She decides to start a lost property box. Father Flump arrives in the room. He has a sore throat and seem to be losing his voice. Pootle suggests that he looks for it in the lost property box. Mother Flump has some medicine that will make him feel better. Grandfather Flump has lost his glasses, they are actually on the back of his head but he does not know they are there. Grandfather Flump gets everyone mixed up when he cannot see who they are. Posie can see the glasses and so can Perkin. Pootle finally tells Grandfather Flump where they are. The children decide to play hunt the thimble. Pootle hides it and Posie and Perkin search for it. Pootle has hidden the thimble on his hat and eventually Posie spots it.
Perkin is not happy and so decides that they should play hide and seek. Posie counts to twenty whilst Pootle and Perkin hide. She reaches twenty and then goes off in search of them. It is not very easy to find them and she is about to give up when she sees them behind the wall. The boys then count to twenty whilst Posie hides. Perkin and Pootle cannot find her. Eventually she turns up when Mother Flump arrives looking for Grandfather Flump. It is tea time and the bread pudding will get cold if he does not hurry up. The children go and hunt for Grandfather Flump. They search everywhere but cannot find a trace of him. The children stumble across a newspaper, a polishing cloth and then they find the Flumpet. These are all clues as to where Grandfather Flump is. Suddenly they can hear the sound of snoring from someone in the workshop. Inside they find Grandfather Flump having forty winks. Perkin shouts that it is teatime and Grandfather Flump wakes in an instant. they all head in for tea with hot bread pudding.