1994 CHILDREN’S TV FANTASY DRAMA
The Ink Thief is a 1994 British children’s TV show, shown on the ITV channel during their CITV segment. It starred Richard O’Brien and Toyah Willcox. The series was produced by Animus Entertainment for Tyne Tees Television.
The titular antagonist known only as the Ink Thief (O’Brien) steals the power of imagination by sucking the “ink” out of books and drawings. At the start of the show, brother and sister Jim and Sam stumble upon his gothic world filled with Oobs, Bumps, and other imaginary creatures. During the course of the show, the children’s friendship is tested as Jim gets seduced by the Ink Thief, whereas Sam fights to stop him. Each episode is peppered with plot-specific songs, giving the show a musical feel.
Adrian Lee who previously played live and on record with Toyah in the 1980s composed the music for the series.
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