1 9 5 3 (UK)
3 x 25 minute episodes
Two neighbouring countries – Paflagonia and Crim-Tartary – are visited by a fairy who lives somewhere between them.
Fairy Blackstick (Jacqueline Hill) presents a ring to the Queen of Paflagonia and a rose to the Queen of Crim-Tartary, but when both parties are rather off-hand and slow to thank her, she wishes misfortune on both of them.
The comedic results that ensued were played out more than adequately by a cast of established and up-and-coming actors in true pantomime style.
This three-part fairy story from the BBC aired between 24 November and 8 December 1953.
King of Paflagonia
HRH Prince Bulbo