Animal Magic (1962-1984): Programme 77
Chimpanzees conducting tea parties, badgers scurrying around Glastonbury and clips from the award-winning Disney film That Darn Cat, Episode 77 was a fun-filled animal extravaganza typical of the long running series, Animal Magic.
Combining gentle story-telling with slapstick comedy, the show's lighthearted format earned it a reputation as one of Britain's best loved children's television programmes. Presented by the energetic 'Zookeeper Morris', Animal Magic provided a whole generation with a keener understanding of animals, their needs and their intriguing behaviour.
Animal Magic: 77 is a memorable episode of the hugely popular show, where for over twenty years, Johnny Morris talked to the animals, and incredibly, they 'spoke' back.