Thanks to Ivor’s wife Josiane we are privileged to share with you this rare photo from the set of The Magic Roundabout.
The shot was taken in Paris and features The Magic Roundabout creator Serge Danot and Ivor Wood directing an episode right from the helm of some aptly named chairs. It’s still under debate but the photograph was probably shot in Danot’s flat where most of the The Magic Roundabout, or La Manege Enchante as it was known in France, was created and filmed.
Josiane remembers writing some of the scripts for the show in it’s early days and not knowing the full capabilities of what the animators and puppets could do. She would be forever popping onto the set to ask if she could make the puppets jump etc and be surprised and pleased with the response that anything was possible.