Newfangle

Sitcom set hundreds of thousands of years ago among a tribe of proto-humans.

Episodes

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0120090601
02Changing Tunes20090608
03Grows On Trees20090615
04Bright Ideas20090622
05Sticks And Stones20090629
06Trees In The Forest

06 LASTTrees In The Forest20090706
0101Insult To Injury20090601

Newfangle is bottom of the tree; despised by his mother, savaged by alpha male Alf on a daily basis and ignored by Snaggle, his favourite female. But Newfangle is a hominid with big ideas. He invents language, which he hopes will transform his situation, only to find that words have a way of being twisted to new and unpleasant uses.

0101Insult To Injury20090601

Newfangle is bottom of the tree; despised by his mother, savaged by alpha male Alf on a daily basis and ignored by Snaggle, his favourite female. But Newfangle is a hominid with big ideas. He invents language, which he hopes will transform his situation, only to find that words have a way of being twisted to new and unpleasant uses.

0102Changing Tunes20090608

The tribe is tasked with building Alf the Alpha a giant mound, to help him survey his swamp kingdom. While working in the mud, Newfangle finds a rhythm in the clanking of flints in dirt- it's music and the tribe go ape for the original sound.

Soon he and Crag are performing their songs to adoring fans, but then the band splits. Newfangle's dreams are shattered, until he meets a mysterious primate impresario in the forest who has a plan for a comeback tour.

0102Changing Tunes20090608

The tribe is tasked with building Alf the Alpha a giant mound, to help him survey his swamp kingdom. While working in the mud, Newfangle finds a rhythm in the clanking of flints in dirt- it's music and the tribe go ape for the original sound.

Soon he and Crag are performing their songs to adoring fans, but then the band splits. Newfangle's dreams are shattered, until he meets a mysterious primate impresario in the forest who has a plan for a comeback tour.

0103Grows On Trees20090615

It's boiling hot down in the swamp and the tribe suffer while Alf and Lucy enjoy the cool breezes in their treetop home. Newfangle, aided by Crag, discovers that piles of mud can be shaped into shelters from the heat. These mudturtles, as Crag calls them, prove very popular with the other hominids - so popular that Newfangle devises a complicated payment system based on future harvests to cope with demand. But then the whole pyramid scheme comes crashing down when Crag intervenes with a big idea of his own.

0103Grows On Trees20090615

It's boiling hot down in the swamp and the tribe suffer while Alf and Lucy enjoy the cool breezes in their treetop home. Newfangle, aided by Crag, discovers that piles of mud can be shaped into shelters from the heat. These mudturtles, as Crag calls them, prove very popular with the other hominids - so popular that Newfangle devises a complicated payment system based on future harvests to cope with demand. But then the whole pyramid scheme comes crashing down when Crag intervenes with a big idea of his own.

0104Bright Ideas20090622

Newfangle has to come up with a spectacular new invention for the annual feast or he'll end up as the main course, because Alf's recent hunting was a disaster. Will inspiration strike or is Newfangle a damp squib?

0104Bright Ideas20090622

Newfangle has to come up with a spectacular new invention for the annual feast or he'll end up as the main course, because Alf's recent hunting was a disaster. Will inspiration strike or is Newfangle a damp squib?

0105Sticks And Stones20090629

For the first time in years there is peace in swamp. Thanks to Newfangle's invention of language and the development of peace treaties, the tribe has not fought with the Australopithecines for months.

But then Alf upsets the fragile peace by mentioning their funny-shaped heads. Newfangle has to develop some kind of super-weapon to deal with the Aussies' superior technology, but what ideas will the hominid devise?

0105Sticks And Stones20090629

For the first time in years there is peace in swamp. Thanks to Newfangle's invention of language and the development of peace treaties, the tribe has not fought with the Australopithecines for months.

But then Alf upsets the fragile peace by mentioning their funny-shaped heads. Newfangle has to develop some kind of super-weapon to deal with the Aussies' superior technology, but what ideas will the hominid devise?

0106 LASTTrees In The Forest20090706

Newfangle accidentally offends the elders of the tribe, who order the other hominids to savage the doubter. He hides from the mob, only to discover that his words carry a new-found power.

0106 LASTTrees In The Forest20090706

Newfangle accidentally offends the elders of the tribe, who order the other hominids to savage the doubter. He hides from the mob, only to discover that his words carry a new-found power.