The Clangers are a family of pink, long-nosed, inventive and inquisitive mouse-shaped creatures who live on a small blue planet, out in the starry stretches of space not far from our world. The planet's surface is peppered with craters topped with metal dustbin lids. These flip open and shut with a clang! - hence the series' name - and the craters they cover reveal steps and tunnels to warm, inviting caves and burrows. The family have many friends (the cast regulars) that participate in and make up their community. But space is also filled with all manner of weird and wonderful objects and creatures that can visit the planet too. These visits are often the catalyst for a brand new adventure for the Clangers and their friends. Kind creatures the Clangers are welcoming, warm and generous in the way they behave. They are inclusive and quirky, which often results in comedy from both characters and the situations they find themselves in. They are problem solvers too, usually discovering that the help of others is the solution to any problem! They communicate with distinctive whistles and a narrator assists our audience by commenting on their everyday events and adventures - rather like a knowing wildlife observer.