A series of 5 minute cartoons about a group of inhabitants of a forest. Willo the Wisp is a sprite formed from gas who narrates each story. Other characters included Evil Edna (a witch ... See full summary »
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A series of 5 minute cartoons about a group of inhabitants of a forest. Willo the Wisp is a sprite formed from gas who narrates each story. Other characters included Evil Edna (a witch shaped like a TV), Mavis (a rather overweight fairy), The Moog, The Argonauts (strange alien things that flew around in a mushroom), etc. Written by Richard Marsden <redbaron@cix.co.uk>

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Willo das Waldlicht  »

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In the posthumously-published book 'The Kenneth Williams Diaries', Williams professed to a dislike for the show, considering it too slow-paced and technically indifferent to capture children's imaginations. The runaway success of the series, combined with the cult following it acquired among adults, consequently proved him wrong. See more »

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The Bookworm: You, sir, are an ignoramus.
Arthur: [Flattered] Oh, thank you!
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Spun-off from Super Natural Gas (1975) See more »

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Early '80s Magic At Teatimes...
4 April 2015 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I was sixteen when the series originally aired in the autumn of 1981, but it was one of those shows, although apparently aimed at young children, which held wide appeal. I particularly liked the characters of the Wisp, Mavis, Carwash and Evil Edna. In fact, even at my somewhat advanced age, I was a bit scared of Edna! The events in Doyley Woods were avidly followed by many of my friends and family - age range from about six to eighty-three! Kenneth Williams was excellent - his range of voices revealed a side to his talents I never knew existed - each one made the individual characters live.

Willo The Wisp is a show which now evokes powerful memories of its debut year for me - 1981, the year when Rubik's Cube was king, CB radio was made legal (in the UK), and Space Invaders were everywhere. Happy memories - wonderful show! If only Mavis Cruet could wave her magic wand and make me sixteen again!


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