Roary the Racing Car

Roary the Racing Car

Main Characters (from left to right): FB, Zippee, Tin Top, Dinkie and Mr. Carburettor (behind Tin Top), Hellie, Maxi, Big Chris, Rusty (behind Big Chris), Roary, Marsha, Flash, Cici, Drifter, Plugger and Farmer Green.
Created by David Jenkins
Directed by Roary Clarke
Voices of Maria Darling
Tim Whitnall
Marc Silk
Peter Kay
Kerry Shale
Narrated by Sir Stirling Moss
Sam Hornish Jr.
Theme music composer Alan Coates & Kim Goody
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 108
Executive producer(s) Greg Lynn
Producer(s) Keith Chapman
Production company(s) Chapman Entertainment
Cosgrove Hall Films
CH5 Productions
DreamWorks Animation (currently)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution (currently)
Original network Channel 5, Nick Jr.
Original release 7 May 2007 (2007-05-07) – 8 April 2010 (2010-04-08)
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Roary the Racing Car is a British 3D - CGI - Stop Motion animated children's television show produced by Chapman Entertainment. It follows the adventures of Roary and his racing car friends at Silver Hatch race track on ABC in Australia (4 February 2008 - 5 March 2014).



The series follows the lives and adventures of racing vehicles Roary, Maxi, Cici, Drifter, Tin Top and the human people they work for, Big Chris and Marsha the mechanics and the owner of the race track Mr. Carburettor. Also there's P.C. Pete, local Farmer Green, Molecom, Flash and many more. The plot sometimes revolves around other vehicle characters, such as Rusty, FB, Nick, Plugger, Zippee, Hellie, Breeze, Conrod, James and Loada.


Roary the Racing Car is set around a fictional motor racing circuit called Silver Hatch (a portmanteau of the names of the two British Grand Prix racing circuits, Silverstone and Brands Hatch). The majority of the action takes place at the track's pits and workshop, although we often follow the cars on their laps around the track. Occasionally, the characters venture to external locations such as the nearby beach.


Each story begins and ends with a brief narration from racing car driver Sir Stirling Moss. He is never seen, but is used as a voice-over. The US version is narrated by American stock car driver Sam Hornish Jr.


The series uses a combination of computer-generated imagery and stop-motion animation; the stop frame animation was initially provided by Cosgrove Hall Films, the producer of Postman Pat, and latterly by Chapman Entertainment's own in-house studio. The series was originated by David Jenkins, who spent four years working in senior management at Brands Hatch Race Circuit. The idea was conceived while watching the Grand Prix on television with his then-18-month-old son, Tom. It was designed and developed by Keith Chapman, creative director of Chapman Entertainment and the originator of Bob the Builder and Fifi and the Flowertots, and the series executive producer is Greg Lynn.


Vehicle characters



Model:Nissan MM

Model:Chevrolet Monte Carlo


Model:Winnerbargo Brave

Model:Toyota Hilux

Model:Honda Ridgeline

Human characters

Animal characters


Season 1 (2007)

Episode Title Description Airdate
01 Roary's First Day Roary feels nervous as he waits to take part in a big race and Big Chris reminds him of his first day at Silver Hatch 7 May 2007
02 Roary Slips Up Roary feels foolish and very oily when he forgets to clean up a mess before a race occurs. 8 May 2007
03 Big Chris Flags It Up Big Chris makes a mistake 9 May 2007
04 Express Delivery Roary fetches a batch of eggs from the farm for Big Chris 10 May 2007
05 Roary's Day at the Seaside Roary gets stranded with Big Chris, Tin Top, and Lugga at the beach just when Mr. Carburettor has arrived at Silver Hatch to watch an important race. 11 May 2007
06 Roary Takes Off Big Chris discovers a novel way of cleaning Roary's fuel intake 14 May 2007
07 Cici Takes the Blame Marsha's picnic blanket is damaged and she believes Cici is to blame 15 May 2007
08 Big Chris' Big Workout Big Chris has a race with Marsha 16 May 2007
09 Flash Flips Out Flash grows tired of the constant roar of engines and decides to divert the cars off the track 17 May 2007
10 Rusty Remembers Rusty the caravan needs his friends to cheer him up 18 May 2007
11 Easy on the Fuel Roary tries to include Maxi in the big race even after he runs out of fuel
12 Communication Breakdown Roary has a crash and is overheating at Hairpeend bend and Marsha and Cici must find a way to get him back to be fixed when the walkie talkies break.
13 Blue Light Job Big Chris tries to fix Dragga's neon light

Season 2 (2008)

Episode Title Description Airdate
01 Make Your Mind Up Roary The gang prepare for a special trip, but Roary can't decide where they should go
02 Workshop Roary Roary and Tin Top offer to run the workshop while Big Chris has a nap
03 Tip Top Tin Top Tin Top impresses a visiting car designer
04 Tunnel Vision Roary helps Maxi get over a fear of racing
05 Molecom Makes Music Molecom wants to be more musical like Big Chris
06 Roary Goes Missing Roary goes off for the day without telling anyone where he is heading, causing Big Chris to panic
07 Mama Mia Mr Carburettor learns that his mother is coming to visit
08 Surround Sound Big Chris is annoyed when his karaoke machine breaks down just when he needs to rehearse for an important competition
09 Plugger's on the Case Plugger realises he can't do everything by himself - sometimes he needs his friends
10 Big Chris Learns to Fly Big Chris has problems while flying a helicopter
11 Musical Mayhem Hellie breaks down and is unable to take Mr Carburettor to the opera
12 Braking Promises Maxi is angry when Roary is offered his spare tyre warmers overnight
13 Secret Treasures Roary, Tin Top and Dragga head to the beach to find buried treasure
14 Roary on Thin Ice On a cold day at the track Roary must find a way to warm everyone up in time for an important race.
15 It's Go Go Go at Silver Hatch A commentator (Murray Walker) is invited to reporton a stunt display by the cars, but he has other ideas, and confesses he has always dreamed of racing himself
16 Demolition Derby Roary keeps crashing into things, and Big Chris tries to help him focus his energy into something productive
17 Manners Please Farmer Green and FB are nervous about going to Mama Mia's garden party, so James and the other cars teach them how best to behave at the event
18 Crash Landing Hellie has trouble getting airborne again after making an emergency landing
19 Plugger's New Job James breaks down, causing Mama Mia to ask Plugger to drive her around, but when the pair have fun together, the out-of-action chauffeur begins to get jealous
20 Silver Hatch Fun Run Big Chris is undecided about taking part in a fun run, so Roary and Plugger try to make sure he trains for it without realising
21 Silver Hatch Heroes A film director visits Silver Hatch to record his new movie

Season 3 (2009)

Episode Title Description Airdate
01 Roary on Thin Ice Roary tries to warm everyone on an icy day at the track
02 Dragga's Last Day The little car worries that Dragga is to be taken to the scrapheap
03 Out of Juice Big Chris takes delivery of special rainwater to make the cars run more smoothly
04 Roary's Wake Up Call Farmer Green has problems getting up in the morning, so Roary finds a way to help
05 Big Chris Says Sorry Big Chris thinks Marsha is cross with him after he corrects a mistake made by Mrs Carburettor
06 Maxi's New Engine Maxi's engine needs to be rebuilt
07 Busy Day for Big Chris Big Chris struggles to find time to relax because every time he sits down, someone wants his help
08 Tin Top Gets Scared Flash decides to play a mischievous trick on Tin Top
09 Roary Loses a Friend Big Chris accidentally throws away Roary's lucky teddy, and sets out to retrieve it before it reaches the rubbish dump
10 Spooky Forest Maxi tricks the friends into thinking the forest is haunted
11 FB in the Fast Lane FB the flatbed truck competes against Maxi at the racetrack - with disastrous results
12 Roary Goes Back to School Roary heads back to school to brush up on his safety skills
13 The Rabbit That Yelled Stop Flash challenges Roary to take part in a race
14 Cici Gets Fired Up Silver Hatch suffers a fuel crisis, so everyone relies on solar-powered Cici
15 Stars and Cars Big Chris is invited to sing karaoke on TV
16 Crash Test Roary Roary is nervous about racing after crashing into a tree while racing Maxi.
17 Roary Sees Red Roary and Cici get stranded during a rainstorm while helping Farmer Green and FB with their annual hay harvest.
18 Rusty Takes a Trip The cheerful racing car and his friends plan a surprise for Rusty.
19 Roary Cleans Up His Act The colourful car tackles a water shortage at Silver Hatch to make sure the gang are ready for an important photo shoot!
20 Green Eyed Roary Maxi chooses Cici as his training partner.
21 Big Chris Forgets Marsha celebrates her birthday, but Big Chris forgets all about the occasion!
22 Big Chris Babysits The mechanic looks after Roary and Cici, but it seems he's the one who needs babysitting!
23 Roary and Nigel Roary gets taken away by a cockatoo.
24 Roary Gets It Wrong Farmer Green asks Roary the little car to deliver parcels around the track!
25 Computer Calamity Mr. Carburettor announces he wants to move with the times and be more modern.
26 Roary Digs Deep Roary faces his demons when he races against Maxi.

Season 4 (2010)

Episode Title Description Airdate
01 Cici Spectacular Roary tries to ease Cici's nerves when Farmer Green asks her to perform one of her stunts in front of a big crowd.
04 Tall Story Roary The Silver Hatch team must find a way to bring Roary back to the race track after the loudspeakers break and he has an accident.
05 Hot Stuff The cars go on a day trip to the beach.
06 Car Boot Sale Big Chris tries to get rid of his junk at Farmer Green's car boot sale!
07 Testing Time for Maxi P.C. Pete and Nick visit Silver Hatch to give the cars their road tests, but Maxi fails every single one! Oh no!
09 Flash's Tea Party Flash invites everyone for afternoon tea, but forgets to tell them each to bring a dish.
11 Hellie's a Winner Hellie is accused of cheating when he joins the cars on the track!
12 Cry Cold Big Chris catches a cold, and enjoys being fussed over so much that he decides not to tell everyone when he starts to feel better!

Season 5 (2011)

Episode Title Description Airdate
04 Simply The Best Plugger rescues Molecom, and Roary tries to beat his best lap time.
09 How the Hatch Was Won Big Chris tries to cheer up a homesick Tin Top, but someone is causing trouble on the track!
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