2. Mr Custa and Bad, Bad Buttercup

It’s behind you! Oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is! Mr. Custa and his crew spring awkwardly into action when a pantomime cow, named Buttercup runs amok, killing folk with deadly lasers from its eyes. But who is the mysterious figure in the funny hat? And who on earth are the Modern Army?

Mr.Custa and Bad, Bad Buttercup

Story Two2009


  • Mr. Custa – Mathew Cobb
  • Sia – Sara Beamish
  • Brok – Aaron Nicholas-Wood
  • Fly / Buttercup the Cow / Male Hiker / Barman – Philip Whitmore
  • Mr. Man – Jon Collings
  • Major Jump – Fred White
  • Mavis Finch – Mavis White
  • Female Hiker – Cat Buckley
  • Announcer – Lee Bannister
  • Original Music by – Michael Skywood Clifford
  • Creator, Writer and Producer – Philip Whitmore
  • Director – Jon Collings

This story was originally called “DANGEROUS DAISY”.

It was originally just about an evil cow of death (as most stories are) but somewhere along the line this was changed to become a zombie pantomime cow of death.

I think this was because, I was thinking about adapting the series as a live-action TV show, and I was wondering how they’d realise the cow.

I’ve never been a fan of CGI, always preferring the more artistic style of models, animatronics & puppets, and yes, if this show was live-action, it’d be two guys in a pantomime cow-skin.

The Modern Army was basically, my version of Doctor Who’s UNIT.

Because its so rewarding to see (or in this case, hear) lots of “shoot-em-up” soldiers being killed by the “Monster of the Week.” (LOL)

Not a lot of people know that, but Major Jump was played by my dad, and Mavis Finch was played by my mum. (Rock n Roll!).

And yes, this is the “Mr Custa” story that has Zombie sheep in it.

“Baaaaaah… bang!”