January 18, 2004.
SYNOPSIS In the village of Much Jollity on the Mirth, the King and his Jesters, See and Saw, help young viewers learn new words. Also appearing in this children's television program is Sylvester McCoy as the very, very old Lord High Chamberlain. He tries to help the King out, but usually gets things wrong.
The children watching the program live are on a giant see saw. Whenever the King shows them a video clip, they have to decide on an answer by running from one side of the see saw to the other. The sketches themselves don't star the King and his subjects, but the actors in other roles.
REVIEW Yes, this program is for children a bit younger than I am. But it was certainly fun to see McCoy in yet another interesting role. And in one of the stories, he played the part of the King's Aunt Grizelda. This is probably the funniest episode I'd seen. Just seeing Sylv playing the spoons while wearing a dress and funny glasses... Ah well, guess you had to be there.
PRODUCTION INFO Produced by Brechin Productions Limited in 1999. See their Official Site here. Originally shown on BBC1.
AVAILABILITY Currently not available on video. The show has been repeated on BBC2. No news on a third season yet.
SOUNDS As with all my wavs, I have compressed and uncompressed versions.
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Lord High Chamberlain
All See It Saw It images and sounds are © Brechin Productions Limited. Check out the official site here.