Boing! Zebedee arrived.
Mr Thompson wrote a series of books based on the series and his characterisations - and they contain stories with the same child/adult crossover humour appeal of the TV series.
If you liked the 1960s/70s series and you haven't read these books, they have since been republished and turn up on eBay.
A treat awaits.
The pic below is the cover from the early 1970s edition of the first volume, eagerly sought for and borrowed by us from Arbury Court Library fifty-odd years ago.