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Lenny The Lion and his ventriloquist partner Terry Hall were amongst the most popular characters of early British children’s television.
Hall was one of the first ventriloquists to use an animal rather than a little boy as his dummy and Lenny was also one of the first to be given the ability to move his arms (he was prone to burying his head in embarrassment).
One of Lenny’s endearing qualities was his inability to pwonounce his ‘R’s.
Apart from the original series, there was Lenny’s Den from 1959-61, and Pops and Lenny from 1962-63 which featured an early appearance by The Beatles.
Lenny the Lion
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