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The Dream Machine is the sixth episode in the first series of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated cartoon TV series "Danger Mouse" that was first transmitted on ITV in the UK on 14th October 1981.


Baron Greenback invents a dream machine which threatens to drive Danger Mouse and Penfold crazy.

Background Music Bits[]


  • Voices by David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey and Brian Trueman.
  • Music by Mike Harding.
  • Music Production by Richie Close.
  • Written by Mike Harding and Brian Trueman.
  • Animated by Keith Scoble, George Jackson, Robert Newman,
    Clinton J.Priest, Garry Owen, Tony Garth and Stephen Thomas.
  • Backgrounds by Malcolm Turner.
  • Paint and Trace by Philip McMylor, Roy Huckerby, Peter Kidd and Monica McCartney.
  • Editing by John McManus.
  • Camera by Frank Hardie and Wendy Hardie.
  • Produced by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall.
  • Directed by Brian Trueman.
  • A Cosgrove/Hall Production. © 1980.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1981, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXX' as it is dated in 1980.


  • During the scene where Penfold misunderstands DM's idea to blow the cloud away with a big fan, the theme tune from the BBC's "Match of the Day" TV series is briefly heard.
  • Recording date: 1980.