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DM on the Orient Express is the first episode in Series 7 of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated cartoon TV show "Danger Mouse" that was first broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 13th November 1986.


While on holiday in Venice, Danger Mouse and Penfold stumble upon a fiendish plot of Greenback's to raise buildings all over Europe and lure all tourists to his museum of Barry Mannilow album covers. Colonel K's office has arranged transport for them aboard the Orient Express, but Greenback has also charted the train for the Euro Master Crooks convention in Paris.

Background Music Cues[]


  • Voices by David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Music by Mike Harding.
  • Music Production by Richie Close.
  • Written by Brian Trueman.
  • Storyline by Chris Randall.
  • Storyboard by Chris Randall and Paul Salmon.
  • Animated by Dan Whitworth, Garry Owen, Kay Widdowson and John Offord.
  • Backgrounds by Margaret Riley, Barbara Alcock and Diane Wren.
  • Special Effects by Stephen Simpson.
  • Paint and Trace by Lorraine Thomas, Judy Ringrose, Yasodha Gopal, Karen Brumell,
    Edmund Williams, Andrea Hancock, Gloria Vassiliou, Bev Phillips, Joan Storey,
    Jackie Mitchell, Lesley Scott, Sue Halliwell, Lynn Hardie and Tony McAleese.
  • Camera by Wendy Hardie, Peter Kidd and Mark Sutton.
  • Editing by Zyggy Markiewicz and Nigel Rutter.
  • Assistant Director: Dan Whitworth.
  • Production Supervisor: Bob Burrows.
  • Produced by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall.
  • Directed by Chris Randall.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions 1985.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1986, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXV' as it is dated in 1985.


  • The sound of the train braking in this episode was often used in the first three seasons of Britt Allcroft's "Thomas the Tank Engine" children's TV series.
  • Recording date: September 16, 1985.