Created by the French author Serge Danot in 1965,
the Le Manège Enchanté (The Horse-gear Magic) had over
500 episodes made between 1963 and 1967.
Serge Danot the creator
Serge Danot, an ex-advertising executive moved into the world
The programs were filmed in a derelict house in Paris, where
the fuses kept blowing because of the amount of electricity used by
the lights on the set
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The translations of Le Manège Enchanté series were
done by Eric Thompson(Father of the actress Emma Thompson), who was at that time working as a presenter on
the children's program Play School.
Once Eric Thompson was chosen to do the voices and narration of
the programs, he decided not work from the translations of the French
scripts but made up stories to fit the pictures as he went along.
In 1992 Channel Four bought the rights to a further 52 French shows
not seen in Britain. Eric Thompson had died by this time, so Nigel Planer
stepped in to provide the script adoptions and narration.
Fact Sheet: On Nigel Planer
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Le Manège Enchant, later to be known as
the Magic Roundabout became a television legend and a nightly favorite with English children.
This simple BBC children's series was shown as five minute
episodes every evening.
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