The Trap Door

The Trap Door (1986)

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy
  • Creator: Charlie Mills, Terry Brain
  • First Air Date: 1986-10-06
  • Last Air Date: 1990-07-28
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 40
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 5 min.
  • Production Company: CMTB Animation
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: ITV1
  • Directors: Charlie Mills, Terry Brain.
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The Trap Door is a claymation-style animated television series, originally shown in the United Kingdom in 1984. The plot revolves around both the daily lives and the misadventures of a group of monsters living in a castle. Although the emphasis was on humour and the show was marketed as a children's programme but also for family entertainment, the show drew much from the genres of horror and dark fantasy. The show has since become a cult favourite and remains one of the most widely recognised kids' shows of the 1980s. Digital children's channel Pop started rerunning the show in 2010.

  • Keywords: dark comedy, claymation, trap door, worms
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    The Trap Door Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    2 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1986-10-06
    25 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1990-04-21
    15 Episodes

    The Trap Door Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Breakfast Time5 min
    Season 1Episode 2Slither, Wriggle & Writhe5 min
    Season 1Episode 3Food for Thort5 min
    Season 1Episode 4Lurkings5 min
    Season 1Episode 5Gourmet's Delight5 min
    Season 1Episode 6Creepy Crawly5 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Big Thing5 min
    Season 1Episode 8Ghoulies5 min
    Season 1Episode 9The Dose5 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Thingy5 min
    Season 1Episode 11Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite5 min
    Season 1Episode 12Fester Rancid5 min
    Season 1Episode 13The Pain5 min
    Season 1Episode 14The Little Thing5 min
    Season 1Episode 15Don't Open That Trap Door5 min
    Season 1Episode 16Junk Food5 min
    Season 1Episode 17Yechh!5 min
    Season 1Episode 18Flyin' Wotsit Fingy5 min
    Season 1Episode 19Strange Goings On5 min
    Season 1Episode 20Midnight Snack5 min
    Season 1Episode 21Nasty Stuff5 min
    Season 1Episode 22Sniff That5 min
    Season 1Episode 23Vile Pile5 min
    Season 1Episode 24Slightly Weird5 min
    Season 1Episode 25Bye Bye Berk5 min
    Season 2Episode 1Scunge5 min
    Season 2Episode 2Oh Globbits5 min
    Season 2Episode 3Moany Boni5 min
    Season 2Episode 4The Horrible Thing5 min
    Season 2Episode 5Not Very Nice5 min
    Season 2Episode 6Bugs5 min
    Season 2Episode 7Yum Yum5 min
    Season 2Episode 8Birthday Surprise5 min
    Season 2Episode 9The Stupid Thing5 min
    Season 2Episode 10Boo!5 min
    Season 2Episode 11The Lump5 min
    Season 2Episode 12The Splund5 min
    Season 2Episode 13Nasty Beasty5 min
    Season 2Episode 14What a Weirdo5 min
    Season 2Episode 15The Big Red Thing5 min
    • William Rushton

      as Berk / Boni / The Thing Upstairs / Rogg (voice)
    • Nick Shipley

      as Drutt (voice)
    Crew Terry Brain Creator
    Crew Charlie Mills Creator
    Visual Effects Steve Box Animation
    Writing Charlie Mills Writer
    Writing Steve Box Writer
    Writing Terry Brain Writer
    Crew William Rushton Additional Writing
    Sound Bob Heatlie Music
    Sound Zygott Theme Song Performance
    Visual Effects Nigel Davies Animation
    Production John-Michael Howson Producer
    Directing Charlie Mills Director
    Directing Terry Brain Director