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The Aliens Are Coming is the sixth episode in the fifth season of Cosgrove Hall's original 2D animated "Danger Mouse" TV series that was first broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 26th March 1984.


When the United Nations inform Colonel K that aliens from another planet have announced their imminent arrival in Scotland, he sends his two top agents, Dangermouse and Penfold to meet them. Penfold describes the mechanical being they encounter as a 'clockwork mushroom'.

Background Music Cues[]

Voice Cast[]

  • David Jason as Danger Mouse and the Narrator.
  • Terry Scott as Penfold (voice)
  • Edward Kelsey as Colonel K.
  • Brian Trueman as the Alien Daddy


  • Voices by David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey and Brian Trueman.
  • Music by Mike Harding.
  • Music Production by Ritchie Close.
  • Written by Brian Trueman.
  • Story & Storyboard by Keith Scoble.
  • Animated by Meryl Edge, Tony Garth and Gary Hurst.
  • Backgrounds by Andy Roper.
  • Paint and Trace by Philip McNaylor, Monica McCartney, Andy Wilson, Bob Burrows,
    Lorriane Thomas and Bev Phillips.
  • Special Effects by Roy A. Huckerby.
  • Camera by Frank Hardie, Wendy Hardie and Peter Kidd.
  • Editing by Nigel Rutter, Nibs Senior and Stephen Perry.
  • Assistant Director: Jean Flynn.
  • Produced by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall.
  • Directed by Brian Cosgrove.
  • A Cosgrove/Hall Production. © 1983.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1984, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXIII' as it is dated in 1983.