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''Charlie Chalk'' (1988-1989) was a short lived British children's television series by the same guys who made ''WesternAnimation/PostmanPat''.

Charlie Chalk is an amicable circus clown who nods off on a fishing trip and ends up marooned on the [[DesertIsland mysterious island]] of "Merrytwit". Not to worry though, as the island's inhabitants are a [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits colourful and friendly]] bunch. It isn't long before Charlie gets settled and starts to learn the ways of the strange and exotic locale, often applying his own circus tricks to get him through the day.

!!Tropes which ''Charlie Chalk'' provides examples of:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: the show name and protagonist.
* AmusingInjuries: Resident ButtMonkey Lewis T Duck is always being trampled or squashed by Arnold (The Elephant).
* BambooTechnology: Everything is apparently constructed from flotsam and jetsam, leading to ramshackle buildings and machinery. Charlie's house is the exception, carefully made with pristine white planks.
* BerserkButton: Lewis, after being irritated enough by Arnold.
* BuriedTreasure: with a fairly meagre pay off inside (though the islanders are delighted).
* ClownCarBase: Most of the houses are tiny, yet characters still fit in them. Interior shots suggest that buildings are ''BiggerOnTheInside''.
%%* CoolShip: ''Buttercup''.
%%* GentleGiant: Bert the monster.
* GoingNative: The sheer amount of resources collected through beach combing makes the adaptation to island life a fairly comfortable one.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lewis.
%%* JungleJapes: With pink palm trees.
%%* TheKlutz: Arnold.
%%* LazyBum: Edward.
* MeaningfulName: "Lewis T duck", "Arnold the Elephant" and "Litterbug".
* MisplacedWildlife: Uncertain. Though gorillas and elephants shouldn't really be found on a desert island, they are sentient and we are talking about an island with pink trees. It is not unlikely that they migrated to Merrytwit in similar circumstances to Charlie.
* NoFourthWall: Charlie talks to the audience almost endlessly. Talks to himself at least as much.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: They're Welsh and they have propeller beanies and look like grannies.
* {{Robinsonade}}: Subverted; life on the fairly populous Merrytwit turns out to be very easy from the get go.
* RuleOfThree: In Merrytwit, wishing for something three times will summon a hover fairy to grant your wish.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Captain Mildred, and later Mary the Hover Fairy, are the only women on the island.
* StandardizedLeader: Captain Mildred is treated as the de facto leader of Merrytwit.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Poor Lewis having to put up with Arnold's perpetual clumsiness.