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Telebugs

The Telebugs is a cartoon from the 1980s about the adventures of three robots with televisions for heads created by John M. Mills and Elphin Lloyd-Jones. It was produced by Telemagination Ltd for Television South and aired weekdays on Children's ITV for 3 seasons from 1986 to 1987.

The robots' names are C.H.I.P. (Coordinated Hexadecimal Information Processor), S.A.M.A.N.T.H.A. (Solar Activated Micro Automated Non-inTerference Hearing Apparatus) and B.U.G. (Binary Unmanned Gamma camera) - who were accompanied by a flying video pack called M.I.C. (Mobile Independent Camera). They were invented by Professor Reginald Brainstrain to stop enemies such as Baron Bullibyte, Sister Magna, Angel Brain and Arcadia, whilst working as reporters for a TV executive named Angus McStarch.

Most of the male characters were voiced by Ron Moody and all female characters were voiced by Suzy Westerby; B.U.G. was the only male character voiced by the latter.

A life-size S.A.M.A.N.T.H.A. (voiced by Kate Copstick) was once built to help present Children's ITV alongside Matthew Kelly in the autumn of 1986, and even appeared in the seventh season of No. 73.

Apart from 3 VHS tapes of the first season released by Video Gems, the series has not yet seen any further home media releases.

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