Sunday, 1 February 2015
78 The Adventures of Sir Prancelot
First watched : 1972
This little series went into The Magic Roundabout slot in January 1972. It was made by John Ryan Studios who also did Mary Mungo and Midge with the same limited animation. Prancelot was an impoverished knight who wanted to invent rather than fight but had to go on crusade to escape his creditors taking his family and fretful accountant Girth with him. They were pursued by villainous Count Otto but got there in the end.
I remember Girth the most, being never quite sure whether the character was male or female. It was the former but a few years down the line I had the acquaintance of a woman who looked just like him.
Thirty one episodes were made in total. It doesn't seem to be as fondly remembered as its contemporaries.