Catweazle (1970) BY ALAN FENNELL RONALD SMETHURST World Distrib. British annuals are normally a collection of new and reprint material with color and black and white interiors. Published annually in hard cover, they are dated, if at all, one year ahead of the copyright. Most annuals contain illustrated text stories, comic strips and features such as puzzles, games, sometimes even articles. Annuals based on TV shows often carry many photos from the show. The art, mainly unaccredited, is average to good. Catweazle was a British television series in 1970, created and written by Richard Carpenter and produced by London Weekend Television under the LWI (London Weekend International) banner, and screened in the UK on ITV. There were two seasons with 13 episodes of 25 minutes each. The series was immensely popular in Britain, The Netherlands, Germany, Australia and Norway. The series featured Geoffrey Bayldon as the title character, an eccentric, incompetent, dishevelled and smelly (but lovable) old 11th century wizard who accidentally travels through time to the year 1970 and befriends a young red-headed boy, nicknamed Carrot (Robin Davies), who spends most of the rest of the series attempting to hide Catweazle from his father and farmhand Sam.
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Book Description World Distrib., Manchester, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Ronald Smethurst (illustrator). Bookseller Inventory # 004199