Thursday, November 26, 2015

Whirligig (TV)



Whirligig – English title

A 1950-1956 British production [BBC (London)]
Producers: Desmond O'Donovan, Michael Westmore, Gilchrist Calder
Directors: Robert Tronson, Dicky Leeman, Lloyd Williams, Gilchrist Calder
Story: Michael Westmore
Teleplay: Peter Ling, Peter Ling, Francis Coudrill, Desmond O'Donovan, Sheilagh Ward (Sheilagh Potts), Hazel Adair, Ronald Marriott, Allan Cooper, Geoffrey Robinson, Marcel Stellman, Edward Andrewes, Richard Baldwyn, Larry Forrester, Annette Mills, Stuart Ready
Photography:  [black & white]
Animator: Alfred Wurmser
Music: Paul Dukas, Steve Race
Running time: 60 minutes

Cast:
Presenter - Humphrey Lestocq (Humphrey Gilbert)
Magicians - Geoffrey Robinson, Robert Harbin (Edward Williams)
Artist – Rolf Harris
Musician - Henry Zeisel
Singer - Leslie Woodgate
Mr. Lumber's Shop - John Le Mesurier, Allan Maxwell
Peter Hawkins – himself
Steve Race – himself
Sheilagh Ward (Sheilagh Potts) – herself
Harry Corbet – himself
Patricia Driscoll – herself
Edmundo Ros – himself
Alan Judd – himself
Peter Glover – himself
Edric Connor – himself
Dilys Laye – herself
Barrie Edgar – himself
Kitza Kazacos - herself
Mr. Turnip, Hank the cowboy, Mexican Pete, Silver King, Big Chief Laughing Gas, Cassy, Freddie Parrot, Little He-He, Minnie Ha-Ha, Sooty, Mr. Maggs


Humphrey Lestocq was one of the presenters and the stooge of the obnoxious puppet Mr. Turnip, voiced by Peter Hawkins. Lestocq's catchphrase was "Goody, Goody Gumdrops" and Mr. Turnip's was "Lawky, Lawky, Lum".

Whirligig was a BBC children’s television program broadcast from 1950 until 1956.It was the first children's program to be broadcast live from the BBC's Lime Grove Studios, at 5:00 pm on alternate Saturdays.

Humphrey Lestocq was one of the presenters and the stooge of the obnoxious puppet Mr. Turnip, voiced by Peter Hawkins.Lestocq's catchphrase was "Goody, Goody Gumdrops" and Mr. Turnip's was "Lawky, Lawky, Lum".

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