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Elephant’s Eggs in a Rhubarb Tree

1 9 7 1 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

The elephant is a pretty bird,
It flits from bough to bough,

It builds its nest in a rhubarb tree,
And whistles like a cow

This short-lived crackpot kids comedy from Thames Television had a permanent cast of five; Richard Beckinsale, Paul Whitsun-Jones, David Rowlands, John Gould and Ann Beach.

Poems, sketches, riddles, comic verse, tongue-twisters and songs were presented along with snippets of work by T.S Eliot, Hilaire Belloc and Spike Milligan.

The result was guaranteed to make you smile or groan depending on your sense of humour.

Ann Beach
Richard Beckinsale
John Gould
David Rowlands
Paul Whitsun-Jones