The Chipper Chums from left: Algy, Alice, Sam, Ginger and Col

The Chipper Chums were a gang from the series 1 episode The Chipper Chums Go Scrumping.


The Chipper Chums were formed in 1952 by Algy and his best friend Col while they were on holiday in Essex for the express purposes of having adventures and drinking ginger beer.


After having a big picnic and a nap in the sun, the Chums went scrumping in Farmer Tregowan’s Orchard, but the apples they ate had been sprayed with industrial-grade insecticide, and all except Stinker keeled over stone dead shortly afterwards.