Tuesday, 30 December 2014
48 Hatty Town
First watched : Uncertain
My goodness me , this one had to be dredged from the furthest depths of memory but yes Sancho the walking sombrero does ring a bell.
Ivor Wood animated and directed this one for FilmFair productions but it was bought by ITV perhaps because its 10 minute running time didn't fit in with BBC schedules. The whopping debt its style owed to The Magic Roundabout is obvious - probably just from the still above. Even the music was very similar.
Apart from Carrots the donkey all the characters were talking hats who also lived in buildings with hat shaped roofs which indicated their function. The programme was written and narrated by children's author Keith Chatfield and ran for two initial series in 1969-70 then returned for a third in 1973.