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The Horror of…..Sarah & Hoppity (from the Sixties)

I have a dimmer recollection of this than what I had of Paulus – but Paulus has a habit of lodging in your memory, and especially that bloody witch Eucalypta – but nevertheless, there is something strange and disturbing about these marionettes and their vague, off-kilter resemblance to humanity. Sarah and Hoppity was based on a series of books by Roberta Leigh, who went on to produce this 50 episode puppet series (she also worked with Gerry Anderson on other projects such as Torchy the Battery Boy – which has its own peculiar tinge of madness and chills).

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Sleep well….