1 9 6 6 (UK)
15 x 10 minute episodes
This offbeat Sunday-evening series from Anglia Television, shot largely on location in Africa, mixed fantasy with a wildlife conservation message in an attempt to educate viewers.
Izeena (Fenella Fielding) was reputedly 200-years-old and lived in her magic treehouse in Animal Land, flanked by giant flowers, in a world of animal friends, including Charlie and Charlotte Chimp, Goodsense Gibbon, Bertram Baboon, Speedy Skunk, Huggable Potto (a small furry creature like a lemur), Judge Hawk, Whiskers Warthog and Hero the Hippo.
The animals shared their secrets and adventures with Izeena who could talk with them Dr Dolittle-style.
Fenella Fielding did not have the luxury of visiting the exotic locations in the filmed sequences. She was studio-bound and looked at the animals through her telescope from her treehouse.
Izeena was transmitted on Sunday teatimes at around 5.45 pm but was only available in the Anglia and Grampian viewing regions.