Wombles DVDs – 1970s TV series

The original 1970s television series had a total of 60 five-minute episodes, narrated by Bernard Cribbins. The whole set is now available on DVD as The Wombles Complete Collection.

Orinoco & The Big Black Umbrella And Other Stories

Orinoco And The Big Black Umbrella DVD Released: 12 July 2004
Publisher: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Catalogue number: C822 6628
Running time: 50 minutes
Region: 2 (PAL)

  1. Orinoco & The Big Black Umbrella
  2. The Rocking Chair
  3. A Sticky Ending
  4. Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Keep Fit Lessons
  5. A Safe Place
  6. Peep Peep Peep
  7. The Purple Paw Mystery
  8. Bungo’s Birthday Party
  9. The Invisible Womble
  10. Orinoco Sees The Light

Orinoco And The Big Black Umbrella

Orinoco And The Big Black Umbrella DVDReleased: 6 March 2006
Publisher: Abbey Home Media
Catalogue number: AHEDVD3171
Running time: 60 minutes
Region: All (PAL)

The Original First 12 Episodes:

  1. Orinoco And The Big Black Umbrella
  2. The Rocking Chair
  3. A Sticky Ending
  4. Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Keep Fit Lessons
  5. A Safe Place
  6. Peep Peep Peep
  7. The Purple Paw Mystery
  8. Bungo’s Birthday Party
  9. The Invisible Womble
  10. Orinoco Sees The Light
  11. The Conkering Hero
  12. One Pair Of Feet

Interactive Extras:

  • Meet The Wombles – three character biographies: Great Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco and Tomsk
  • Bungo’s Brain-Teasers – a quiz to test your knowledge about the show

Tobermory On Television

Tobermory On Television DVDReleased: 5 March 2007
Publisher: Abbey Home Media
Catalogue number: AHEDVD3211
Running time: 60 minutes
Region: All (PAL)

Episodes 13-24:

  1. Tobermory On Television
  2. Crossed Lines
  3. Blow The Womble Down
  4. Madame Cholet Returns
  5. Weighing In Time
  6. Musical Wombles
  7. Wombles And Ladders
  8. Orinoco And The Ghost
  9. A Game Of Golf
  10. North, South, East, West
  11. The Picnic
  12. Games In The Snow

Interactive Extras:

  • Meet The Wombles – three character biographies: Wellington, Bungo and Tobermory
  • Uncle Bulgaria’s Brain-Teasers – a quiz to test your knowledge about the show

Complete Collection

The Wombles Complete Collection DVDReleased: 12 May 2008
Publisher: Abbey Home Media
Catalogue number: AHEDVD3316
Running time: 300 minutes
Discs: 2
Region: 2 (PAL)

“UNDERGROUND OVERGROUND, WOMBLING FREE… THE WOMBLES OF WIMBLEDON COMMON ARE WE…

“For the first time ever every classic episode of The Wombles can be seen together in this complete collection box set.

“Created by author Elisabeth Beresford in the 1970s and voiced by Bernard Cribbins, The Wombles are well established British folk heroes, known for helping the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in useful and clever ways, turning trash into treasures and coming up with ingenious inventions!

“Although Wombles live in every country in the world, these stories focus on life in the burrow on Wimbledon Common in London, England and with 60 episodes, this box set contains 300 minutes of outstanding Wombles action for you to enioy time and again!”

Limited Edition Complete Collection

The Wombles Limited Edition Complete Collection DVDReleased: 27 October 2008
Publisher: Abbey Home Media
Catalogue number: AHEDVD3354
Running time: 300 minutes
Discs: 2
Region: 2 (PAL)

“More proactive than most local councils; The Wombles have a lot to teach us by helping the environment and recycling all the rubbish they find in useful and clever ways, turning trash into treasures and coming up with ingenious inventions!

“Created by British author Elisabeth Beresford, the original series of The Wombles became famous in the mid 1970s. With all 60 classic episodes, this limited edition box set amounts to 300 minutes of outstanding Womble watching and in fully recycled and recyclable packaging the Wombles would be very proud of your purchase!

“DO YOUR BIT TO KEEP BRITAIN TIDY… SUPPORT THE WOMBLES!

““MAKING GOOD USE OF THE THINGS THAT WE FIND, THINGS THAT YOU EVERY DAY FOLK LEAVE BEHIND…”

“Previously released as The Wombles Complete Collection AHEDVD3316″

35th Anniversary Collection

The Wombles 35th Anniversary Collection DVDReleased: 5 May 2010
Publisher: Magna Home Entertainment
Catalogue number: DBX13251
Running time: 810 minutes
Discs: 6
Region: 4 (PAL)

This Australian box set contains the complete 1970s series on two discs, plus the 1990s series on four discs.

“The all time classic series based on the books of Elisabeth Beresford comes to life once again as the endearing pint-sized Wombles of Wimbledon Common celebrate their 35th Anniversary.

“Join your favourite small, furry characters – Great Uncle Bulgaria, Tobermory, Orinoco, Bungo, Tomsk, Wellington and Madame Cholet – as they spend their days collecting the odds and ends that humans leave behind. But that’s not all they do! Once back at their burrow under Wimbledon Common, their treasures are turned into useful and imaginative objects – Making Good Use Of Bad Rubbish!

“Featuring all 111 episodes from the original stop-animation series, The Wombles 35th Anniversary Collection captures the imagination of children young and old.”