Richard Briers’ Sweet Memories of "Roobarb & Custard"

Chiswick actors team up with cult classic to help make Sense for charity

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1970s cartoon classics, Roobarb and Custard are back. The loveable green mongrel, Roobarb and Custard, the lazy, mischievous pink cat along with the Birds, have been turned into three pin badges to help raise funds for Sense, the national deafblind charity The badges will go on sale through Barlcays bank branches for a limited period throughout September.

The connections with Sense are closely linked as Sense ambassador Richard Briers provided the distinctive anarchic narration and voiced all the characters.

Richard says "I am delighted to hear that Sense is teaming up with my old friends Roobarb and Custard to raise awareness and money for deafblind people.

"I have very fond memories of narrating the programme and would like to urge everyone to support Sense, as I’ve done in the past. Please pop into your local Barclays Bank to buy a badge for the little (and big!) people in your life."

Today a ‘cult’ classic parents’ favourite, Roobarb and Custard was the first fully animated television series to be made in the UK and was broadcast on BBC children’s TV originally in 1974.

August 12, 2010