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This offbeat Sunday-evening series from Anglia Television, shot 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 tree house in a world of animal friends, including Charlie and Charlotte Chimp, Goodsense Gibbon, Huggable Potto.
The animals shared their secrets and adventures with Izeena who could talk with them Dr Doolittle-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.