Fred Basset, 1976

Fred Basset was a cartoon strip that first appeared in the Daily Mail and Mail On Sunday newspapers in 1963 and is still going strong.

However in 1976 he got his own short lived cartoon series.  Twenty short five minute episodes were made and broadcast at the end of the day’s children’s television before the evening news.


The cartoon followed the adventures of Basset hound: Fred Basset voiced by great character actor Lionel Jeffries.







Voices Of

Lionel Jeffries – Fred Basset
Ann Beach
Victor Spinetti


Created By: Alex Graham
Written By: Hitch Hitchins and Nicholas Spargo
Original Transmission Dates: 25th April – 20th May 1977

Note: every attempt has been made to provide accurate information, but as very little exists on the cartoon we’ve used a wide variety of source material.