Ashley's Worlds is a 'cartoon for radio'. Produced for a syndicated children's radio programme in New Zealand, it broadcast on Sunday mornings each week. It follows the adventures of a lazy house cat named Ashley, who suddenly finds himself in a strange and different world. It's a world of adventure and peril. A fantasy world of castles, dragons and magic. A world with no people. A world run entirely by cats.
released January 1, 1996
Produced by Andrew Dubber and Belinda Todd
Written by Belinda Todd
Recording and sound design by Andrew Dubber
Ashley - Craig Parker
Bishop - Carl Bland
Tobias - David Weatherley
Tabitha - Belinda Todd
The Strange Old Cat - Merv Smith
There were two series of Ashley's Worlds, each containing 50 episodes. This is the archive of the episodes that have been located and digitised. More will be added in due course. In the meantime, download and enjoy.
New Zealand's Sound Archives are housed in Christchurch, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake. As yet, the state of the archives is largely unknown. Giving this programme away for free online is a survival strategy. The more people there are out there with copies of these shows, the less chance Ashley's Worlds has of disappearing forever.