1 9 6 9 (France/UK)
26 x 5 minute episodes
Babar, the baby elephant created by Jean de Brunhoff, came to BBC1 at 5.44 pm on Monday 29 September 1969 to begin a short series (until Tuesday 11 November) as a temporary replacement for The Magic Roundabout.
Originally broadcast in France in 1968 as Les Aventures de Babar (78 episodes), the English version had stories written by Peggy Miller and told by Eric Thompson.
The series used human actors wearing (frightening-looking) masks.
Babar’s New Clothes | Babar and the Flowerseller | Babar Visits the Old Lady | Babar Lunches with the Old Lady | Babar Goes to Bed | Babar Buys a Hat | Babar and the Arithmetic Lesson | Babar at the Photographers | Babar’s Birthday | Babar’s Motor Car | Babar Learns to Drive | Babar Goes Fishing | Babar Helps with the Housework | Babar and his Friends | Babar the Artist | Babar at the Clockmakers | Babar’s Music Lesson | Babar at the Fair | Babar and the Kitchen | Babar’s Exercises | Babar’s Picinic | Babar and the Rain | Babar and the Games of Bowls | Babar is Ill| Babar at the Hairdresser’s | Babar and the Trumpet