Ryan, John

John Ryan

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John Ryan was the creator of the famous 'Captain Pugwash' series.  John's first Captain Pugwash title was published in 1957 by The Bodley Head and many of his pugwash tales are now being published by Frances Lincoln.  The series went on to become a children's television classic and enjoyed a recent revival on the children's channel, CITV.  John was also a regular contributor to the Catholic Herald for over forty years and has had many ecclesiastical titles published.  John sadly passed away in July 2009.

Below is a full and informative list of John Ryan's many books and television programmes, please click on the individual titles to find out more.  

If you would like to know more about John Ryan, click here to read his full-length biography below.



Captain Pugwash - Original Picture Book Series Articles Reviews
1980
Pugwash and the Buried Treasure
1976
Pugwash and the Sea Monster
1976
Pugwash the Smuggler
1973
Pugwash in the Pacific
1962
Pugwash and the Ghost Ship
1958
Pugwash Aloft
1957
Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash - Strip Cartoon Series Articles Reviews
2012
The Captain Pugwash Comic Book Collection
1985
Captain Pugwash in the Secret of San Fiasco
1984
Captain Pugwash and the Battle of Bunkum Bay
1983
Captain Pugwash and the Quest for the Golden Handshake
1977
The Captain Pugwash Cartoon Book
Captain Pugwash - Black & White Illustrated Series Articles Reviews
1997
Captain Pugwash and the Birthday Party
1991
Captain Pugwash and the Pigwig
1991
Captain Pugwash and the Huge Reward
1984
Pugwash and the Wreckers
1984
Pugwash and the Midnight Feast
1982
Captain Pugwash and the Mutiny
1982
Pugwash and the Fancy Dress Party
Captain Pugwash - Collins Cub Series Articles Reviews
1984
Captain Pugwash and the Elephant
1984
Captain Pugwash and the New Ship
1984
Captain Pugwash and the Treasure Chest
1976
Captain Pugwash and the Ruby
Captain Pugwash Collections Articles Reviews
1992
Captain Pugwash Collection: Captain Pugwash/Buried Treasure/Smuggler
1992
Captain Pugwash Collection: San Fiasco/Bunkum Bay/Golden Handshake
1984
Pugwash Ahoy! Four Swashbucking Adventures
Film & Television Articles Reviews
2005
The Adventures of Captain Pugwash: Sticky Moments
2005
Captain Pugwash: The Complete Collection
2000
Captain Pugwash: TV Series 2000
1999
The Adventures of Captain Pugwash: Captain Pugwash Ahoy
1999
The Adventures of Captain Pugwash: Captain Pugwash Sets Sail
1998
Captain Pugwash: TV Series 1998
1981
The Ark Stories
1970
Sir Prancelot
1970
Captain Pugwash: TV Series 1974-75
1969
Mary, Mungo and Midge
1957
Captain Pugwash: TV Series 1957-1966
Television tie-ins Articles Reviews
2000
Captain Pugwash & the Treasure Trail
2000
Captain Pugwash & the Double-dealing Duchess
2000
Captain Pugwash: Digging for Diamonds
2000
Captain Pugwash & the Portobello Plague
2000
Captain Pugwash & the Stowaway Sheep
2000
Captain Pugwash: Hot Chocolate
2000
Captain Pugwash & the Boat Race
2000
Captain Pugwash & the Painting Contest
2000
Captain Pugwash: A Sticky Moment
2000
Captain Pugwash & the Vanishing Ship
Theatrical Rights Articles Reviews
2007
Captain Pugwash - Ghostly Productions
1993
Captain Pugwash - Spyway Projects
1972
Captain Pugwash - John Kennett
Merchandising Rights Articles Reviews
2001
Captain Pugwash - Costumes with Character
1996
Captain Pugwash - Edinburgh/Poole Museum Service
1993
Captain Pugwash - Black Cat Group Ltd
Noah's Ark Series Articles Reviews
1982
Action Stations
1982
The Frozen Ark
1981
Crockle Adrift
1981
Crockle and the Kite
1981
The Floating Jungle
1980
The Haunted Ark
1980
Mr Noah's Birthday
1980
The Weather Forecast
1980
Crockle Takes a Swim
1980
Roll-Call on the Ark
1979
Crockle Saves the Ark
1979
All Aboard!
Doodle the Dodo Series Articles Reviews
1978
Doodle's Homework
1977
Dodo's Delight: Doodle and the State Secrets
Frisco & Fred Series Articles Reviews
1986
Frisco and Fred and the Space Monster
1985
Frisco and Fred
Tiger-Pig Series Articles Reviews
1978
The Story of Tiger-Pig
1978
Tiger-Pig at the Circus
Fatso Fitzpugwash Series Articles Reviews
1994
Admiral Fatso Fitzpugwash
1993
Fatso the Fathead
Catholic Herald Cartoon Books Articles Reviews
1993
Catholic Trivia
1985
Believe it or Not!! A Christmas Fun Book
1977
Faith, Hope & Parity
1973
The John Ryan Ecclesiastical Funbook
1972
The Church Flippant
Religious Titles for Children Articles Reviews
1996
The Very Hungry Lions: A Story of Daniel
1995
Giant-Killer: The Story of David and Goliath
1992
Jonah: A Whale of a Tale
1990
Mabel and the Tower of Babel
1986
One Dark and Stormy Night: The Legend of Saint Christopher
1986
A Bad Year for Dragons: The Legend of Saint George
Non-Series Titles Articles Reviews
1997
Murder in the Churchyard
1995
Mudge the Smuggler
1994
Soldier Sam and Trooper Ted: The Battle that Never Was
1991
Piper's Tale: Rory's Story of the Napoleonic Wars
1990
Sir Cumference and Little Daisy & Clever Dick
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