The Magic Roundabout (partially found French stop-motion animated series; 1963-1990)

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Status: Partially Found

The Magic Roundabout is the English-language version of the French stop-motion series Le Manège Enchanté. The show took place in a woodsy garden area with a carousel, inhabited by eccentric talking animals and magical creatures. Each episode (5 minutes each) was basically an everyday adventure with a touch of magic and surrealism. Both the French and English versions are different though, since the original English narrator, Eric Thompson, ignored the French scripts and gave the show his own style (which is why it was and still is very popular in the UK).

Episodes

In France, there are a total of 500 episodes, but in the UK, the exact number is unconfirmed as there were several episodes (particularly the exclusive batch of new episodes that were made and aired only in France from 1989-1990) that have not received an English translation. Some of the unaired older episodes, however, were narrated by Nigel Planer (while he also re-narrated a majority of the older episodes as well) during the early 90s, while Jimmy Hibbert narrated several episodes during the show's run on Cartoon Network.

At the very least, the episodes with Eric Thompson's original English narration are in the BBC archives, and according to this website, there is a list of which episodes have aired, as well as the original airdates. However, some listings have unconfirmed episode names (as they are left blank, though they still have airdates and episode numbers) while other episodes are unlisted and apparently lost. Also, the exact number of episodes that Planer and Hibbert narrated is also unconfirmed.

That having been said, several episodes with Thompson's narration have been released to VHS during the late 80s and early 90s in four volumes and a "Best-Of" compilation tape. The first volume contains the 1974 episodes, while the subsequent three volumes contain episodes from the 1970-1971 run. Also, 24 of the Nigel Planer episodes have been released to VHS in 1993 as "The New Magic Roundabout" (there was also a 1997 re-release of the same VHS, which included only the first 10 episodes).

Additionally, four 1967 episodes from the original black-and-white series (along with the 1965 series premiere) have been released as a bonus feature on the 2nd disc of the Special Edition UK DVD of the 2005 CGI film. Except for the series premiere, the episodes include both the English and original French versions.

As for the Jimmy Hibbert episodes, although only one episode has surfaced online, they are currently considered lost, as they only aired on TV and were not released to home video at all.

The original French version had its own series of modifications as well. During the mid-1970s, when the show resumed production on ORTF after the 1970 film Dougal and the Blue Cat (Pollux et le Chat Bleu), the voice of Florence (a.k.a. Margote), Patricia Danot, re-dubbed her character for the older color episodes (probably to match with the vocal consistency of the newer episodes she recorded). When the series went into reruns in 1983, a new theme song "C'est moi, Pollux" was used for the opening and closing sequences. (It was also released as a single, which became very popular in France at the time.) The music score for several, if not all episodes, has been replaced with a new soundtrack with underscores of both the aforementioned theme and the show's second 1983 single, "Tourni Tournicoti, Tourni Tournicoton".

The biggest changes occurred in 1989, when the show not only went into reruns again (this time on TF1 and La Cinq), but also began producing a group of brand new episodes (distributed by AB Productions), which oddly, were not shown to the UK, nor translated in English for unknown reasons. The series also utilized a brand new theme song and music score, which, once again, replaced the original theme and music score for older episodes. (Interestingly, the same music score by AB was also used for the Nigel Planer versions of the English episodes, although they still kept the original theme, albeit slightly modified, for the opening and closing.) These editions (along with Patricia Danot's redubs of Florence) are the only versions currently well-known and available to audiences today (as several episodes from this run were released on VHS and some can be found on YouTube), while the original and 1983 French versions of the older color episodes remain lost.

Apart from all of this, both the English and French versions of the series have yet to receive any standalone DVD releases, and episodes that weren't released on VHS, are VERY hard to find on the web.


Status

Series 1 (1965-1968)

# Episode Title (English) Episode Title (French) Air Date Status (English) Status (French) Additional Notes
1 Mr. Rusty Meets Zebedee Père Pivoine reçoit un colis mystérieux/Le Manège du Père Pivoine October 18, 1965 Found Found French version released on VHS (Pollux, Zébulon, Margote et les autres), English version available as a bonus on the Special Edition DVD of the 2005 CGI film
2 Zebedee Starts the Roundabout Père Pivoine et Zébulon préparent le manège October 19, 1965 Partially Found Found French version released on VHS (Pollux, Zébulon, Margote et les autres)
3 The Children Try to Win a Surprise Unknown October 20, 1965 Lost Lost
4 Florence Wins a Surprise Unknown October 21, 1965 Lost Lost
5 Dancing Brooms Unknown October 25, 1965 Lost Lost
6 Florence Gets Another Surprise Unknown October 26, 1965 Lost Lost
7 Florence Meets Some Strange Acrobats Unknown October 27, 1965 Lost Lost
8 Florence Meets Some Unusual Birds Unknown October 28, 1965 Lost Lost
9 Mr. Rusty’s Barrel Organ Breaks Down Unknown November 1, 1965 Lost Lost
10 Florence is Invited to Zebedee’s House Unknown November 2, 1965 Lost Lost
11 Florence Gets to Zebedee’s House and Has a Surprise Unknown November 3, 1965 Lost Lost
12 All the Children Visit Zebedee Unknown November 4, 1965 Lost Lost
13 The Children Go to the Theatre Goûter et séance de théâtre November 8, 1965 Lost Lost
14 Mr. Rusty’s Kitchen Unknown November 9, 1965 Lost Lost
15 The Children Make a Plan Unknown November 10, 1965 Lost Lost
16 The Children Build Their House Unknown November 11, 1965 Lost Lost
17 The Children Decorate Their House Unknown November 15, 1965 Lost Lost
18 A Very Special Ride Unknown November 16, 1965 Lost Lost
19 Dougal Turns Detective Pollux et son jumeau imaginaire November 17, 1965 Lost Lost
20 Dougal and Florence Meet the Monster Unknown November 18, 1965 Lost Lost
21 The Land of Flowers Au Pays des Fleurs/Margote au pays des Fleurs November 22, 1965 Lost Found French version released on VHS (Pollux, Zébulon, Margote et les autres)
22 Dancing Unknown November 23, 1965 Lost Lost
23 Dougal’s Dance Unknown November 24, 1965 Lost Lost
24 The House is Furnished Unknown November 25, 1965 Lost Lost
25 Dougal Gives Florence a Surprise Unknown November 29, 1965 Lost Lost
26 A Story for Florence Unknown November 30, 1965 Lost Lost
27 Mr. Rusty Gets a Job Unknown December 1, 1965 Lost Lost
28 The Engine’s Whistle Unknown December 2, 1965 Lost Lost
29 Dougal is a Nuisance Unknown December 6, 1965 Lost Lost
30 Sugar and Sweets Unknown December 7, 1965 Lost Lost
31 Strings Unknown December 8, 1965 Lost Lost
32 Florence Has an Adventure Unknown December 9, 1965 Lost Lost
33 Cleaning Up the Station Les enfants nettoient la gare December 13, 1965 Lost Lost
34 The Children Meets New Friends Unknown December 14, 1965 Lost Lost
35 Dougal Meets an Old Enemy Unknown December 15, 1965 Lost Lost
36 The Birds’ Concert Unknown December 20, 1965 Lost Lost
37 Parcels Unknown December 21, 1965 Lost Lost
38 Roundabout Christmas Unknown December 22, 1965 Lost Lost
39 Playing Cards Au pays des cartes à jouer March 2, 1966 Lost Lost
40 Florence Gives Dougal a Shock Unknown March 3, 1966 Lost Lost
41 Dougal Goes Too Fast Unknown March 4, 1966 Lost Lost
42 Zebedee Disappears Unknown March 5, 1966 Lost Lost
43 Clocks Unknown October 6, 1966 Lost Lost
44 Dougal’s Machine Unknown October 10, 1966 Lost Lost
45 Ghosts Unknown October 11, 1966 Lost Lost
46 A New Friend Monsieur Ambroise, l'escargot October 12, 1966 Partially Found Found French version released on VHS (Pollux, Zébulon, Margote et les autres), English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
47 Dougal’s Picture Book Unknown October 13, 1966 Lost Lost
48 Mr. Rusty Finds Life Dull Unknown October 17, 1966 Lost Lost
49 Dougal’s Dark Secrets Unknown October 18, 1966 Lost Lost
50 Dougal Needs a Change Unknown October 19, 1966 Lost Lost
51 Florence’s Play Unknown October 20, 1966 Lost Lost
52 Dougal Hangs a Picture Unknown October 24, 1966 Lost Lost
53 Florence Thinks of Things Unknown October 25, 1966 Lost Lost
54 Presents for Mr. Rusty Unknown October 26, 1966 Lost Lost
55 Mr. Rusty’s Feast Unknown October 27, 1966 Lost Lost
56 “Isn’t It Hot?” said Florence Unknown October 31, 1966 Lost Lost
57 Runaway Barrel Organ Unknown November 1, 1966 Lost Lost
58 Zebedee’s Magic Feather Unknown November 2, 1966 Lost Lost
59 Quiet and Not So Quiet Unknown November 3, 1966 Lost Lost
60 Dougal’s Game Unknown November 7, 1966 Lost Lost
61 Watering Cans Unknown November 8, 1966 Lost Lost
62 Brian and Mr. Rusty’s Hat Unknown November 9, 1966 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
63 The Safe Le coffre-fort de Pollux / Le sucre de Pollux November 10, 1966 Lost Found English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
64 Brian the Traveller Unknown November 14, 1966 Lost Lost
65 The Roundabout Goes Wrong Unknown November 15, 1966 Lost Lost
66 Large Hole in the Garden Unknown November 16, 1966 Lost Lost
67 Something Special Unknown November 17, 1966 Lost Lost
68 Dougal Has Hay Fever Unknown November 21, 1966 Lost Lost
69 Rain Unknown November 22, 1966 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
70 Photography Zébulon le photographe November 23, 1966 Lost Found French version released on VHS (Pollux, Zébulon, Margote et les autres)
71 Dougal and the Egg Unknown November 24, 1966 Lost Lost Dutch version released on LP
72 A Picnic Unknown November 28, 1966 Lost Lost rare Italian dub found
73 Stars Unknown November 29, 1966 Lost Lost
74 Flat Tyre Unknown November 30, 1966 Lost Lost
75 Dougal, Postman Unknown November 31, 1966 Lost Lost
76 The Boat Unknown December 5, 1966 Lost Lost
77 Brian’s Invention Unknown December 6, 1966 Lost Lost
78 Golf Unknown December 7, 1966 Lost Lost
79 Mushrooms Unknown December 8, 1966 Lost Lost
80 Spring Cleaning Unknown December 12, 1966 Lost Lost
81 Honey, Honey, Honey Unknown December 13, 1966 Lost Lost
82 Dougal on Television La télévision December 14, 1966 Lost Found French version released on VHS (Pollux, Zébulon, Margote et les autres)
83 Dougal’s Tea Party Pollux et son five o'clock tea December 15, 1966 Lost Found French version released on VHS (Pollux, Zébulon, Margote et les autres)
84 Zebedee Isn’t Feeling Well Unknown December 19, 1966 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
85 Knitting Unknown December 20, 1966 Lost Lost
86 Mr. Rusty’s Dream Unknown December 21, 1966 Lost Lost
87 Dougal’s Collar Unknown December 28, 1966 Lost Lost
88 See-Saw, Part 1 Unknown December 29, 1966 Lost Lost
89 Dougal’s Haircut Unknown January 2, 1967 Lost Lost
90 Dougal’s Hammock Unknown January 3, 1967 Lost Lost
91 Mr. Rusty’s New Hat Unknown January 4, 1967 Lost Lost
92 Dougal is Bored Unknown January 5, 1967 Lost Lost
93 Too Much Tea Unknown January 9, 1967 Lost Lost
94 See-Saw, Part 2 Unknown January 10, 1967 Lost Lost
95 Sparrow Weed Unknown January 11, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel
96 The Saw Unknown January 16, 1967 Lost Lost
97 Dougal’s One-Dog Band Unknown January 17, 1967 Lost Lost
98 At the Races Unknown January 18, 1967 Lost Lost
99 Dougal’s Typewriter Unknown January 19, 1967 Lost Lost
100 Mr. Rusty’s Letter Unknown January 23, 1967 Lost Lost
101 Dougal’s Front Door Bell Unknown January 24, 1967 Lost Lost
102 Dougal Avoids Work Unknown January 25, 1967 Lost Lost
103 Cuckoo Unknown January 26, 1967 Lost Lost
104 Cactus Unknown January 31, 1967 Lost Lost
105 Nutcrackers Unknown February 1, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
106 Skittles Unknown February 2, 1967 Lost Lost
107 Florence’s Holiday Unknown February 6, 1967 Lost Lost
108 Echo Unknown February 7, 1967 Lost Lost
109 Cushion Unknown February 8, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
110 Flying Unknown February 9, 1967 Lost Lost
111 Fishing Unknown February 13, 1967 Lost Lost
112 Mr. Rusty’s New Stove Unknown February 14, 1967 Lost Lost
113 Cabbages Unknown February 15, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
114 Mr. Rusty Cries Unknown February 16, 1967 Lost Lost
115 Smoking Unknown February 20, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
116 No Parking Unknown February 21, 1967 Lost Lost
117 Tea Party Unknown February 23, 1967 Lost Lost
118 The Telephone Allo! Margote! Ici Pollux February 27, 1967 Lost Found French version released on VHS (Pollux, Zébulon, Margote et les autres)
119 Prickles Pollux se pique le nez February 28, 1967 Lost Found
120 The Iron Unknown March 1, 1967 Lost Lost
121 Dougal on the Moon Unknown March 2, 1967 Lost Lost
122 Dougal’s Coat Unknown March 6, 1967 Lost Lost
123 Barrel Organ Unknown March 7, 1967 Lost Lost
124 Dylan Arrives Unknown March 8, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
125 Dylan Uses Dougal’s Bed Pollux et Flapy le somnambule / Flappy et Pollux aiment le même lit March 9, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
126 Dylan Cuts the Grass Unknown March 13, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
127 Dougal Feels Cold Unknown March 14, 1967 Lost Lost
128 Camping Unknown March 15, 1967 Found Found Both versions available as a bonus on the Special Edition DVD of the 2005 CGI film, English script also included in the "Best of Brian" novel
129 Perfume Unknown March 16, 1967 Found Found Both versions available as a bonus on the Special Edition DVD of the 2005 CGI film, English script also included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
130 Jumping Beans Unknown March 20, 1967 Found Found Both versions available as a bonus on the Special Edition DVD of the 2005 CGI film, English script also included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
131 Rocking Chair Unknown March 21, 1967 Found Found Both versions available as a bonus on the Special Edition DVD of the 2005 CGI film, English script also included in the "Best of Brian" novel
132 Windmills Unknown March 22, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
133 Unknown Unknown March 23, 1967 Lost Lost
134 Unknown Unknown March 28, 1967 Lost Lost
135 Dougal’s Underground Railway Unknown March 29, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
136 Dylan the Thief Unknown March 30, 1967 Lost Lost
137 Long Jump Competition Unknown November 13, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
138 Cotton Unknown November 14, 1967 Lost Lost rare Italian dub found
139 Cocktails Unknown November 15, 1967 Lost Lost
140 Curtain Unknown November 16, 1967 Lost Lost
141 Glue Unknown November 20, 1967 Lost Lost
142 Politeness Unknown November 21, 1967 Lost Lost
143 Parcel Ribbon Unknown November 22, 1967 Lost Lost
144 The Sponge Unknown November 23, 1967 Lost Lost
145 The Jumping Beans Chase Dougal Unknown November 27, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
146 Leaves Unknown November 28, 1967 Lost Lost
147 Good Deeds Unknown November 29, 1967 Lost Lost
148 Alarm Clock Unknown November 30, 1967 Lost Lost
149 Jumping Bean Championship Unknown December 4, 1967 Lost Lost
150 Sleepwalking Unknown December 5, 1967 Lost Lost
151 Brian Disappears Unknown December 6, 1967 Lost Lost
152 Padlock Unknown December 7, 1967 Lost Lost
153 Broom and Vacuum Cleaner Unknown December 11, 1967 Lost Lost
154 Butterfly Bowtie Unknown December 12, 1967 Lost Lost
155 Dinner Party Unknown December 13, 1967 Lost Lost
156 Playing Marbles Unknown December 14, 1967 Lost Lost
157 Father Christmas’s Sledge Unknown December 18, 1967 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel
158 Seeing Single Unknown December 19, 1967 Lost Lost
159 Unknown Unknown December 21, 1967 Lost Lost
160 Unknown Unknown December 28, 1967 Lost Lost
161 Unknown Unknown January 1, 1968 Lost Lost
162 Unknown Unknown January 2, 1968 Lost Lost
163 Unknown Unknown January 3, 1968 Lost Lost
164 Unknown Unknown January 4, 1968 Lost Lost
165 Unknown Unknown January 8, 1968 Lost Lost
166 Unknown Unknown January 9, 1968 Lost Lost
167 Unknown Unknown January 10, 1968 Lost Lost
168 Dylan Isn’t Well Unknown January 11, 1968 Lost Lost Dutch version released on LP
169 Dougal Delivers the Post Unknown January 15, 1968 Lost Lost
170 Bowls Unknown January 16, 1968 Lost Lost
171 Dougal’s Party Unknown January 17, 1968 Lost Lost
172 Soap Suds Unknown Janruary 18, 1968 Lost Lost
173 Loose Nail Unknown January 22, 1968 Lost Lost
174 Pencil Sharpener Unknown January 23, 1968 Lost Lost
175 Boomerang Unknown January 24, 1968 Lost Lost
176 Ironing Unknown January 25, 1968 Lost Lost
177 Stamp Collection Unknown January 29, 1968 Lost Lost
178 Knots in Handkerchiefs Unknown January 30, 1968 Lost Lost
179 An Egg for Tea Unknown January 31, 1968 Lost Lost
180 Interior Decoration Unknown February 1, 1968 Lost Lost
181 Unknown Unknown February 5, 1968 Lost Lost
182 Unknown Unknown February 6, 1968 Lost Lost
183 Unknown Unknown February 7, 1968 Lost Lost
184 Unknown Unknown February 8, 1968 Lost Lost
185 Unknown Unknown February 12, 1968 Lost Lost
186 Unknown Unknown February 13, 1968 Lost Lost
187 Unknown Unknown February 14, 1968 Lost Lost
188 Unknown Unknown February 15, 1968 Lost Lost
189 Unknown Unknown February 19, 1968 Lost Lost
190 Unknown Unknown February 20, 1968 Lost Lost
191 Unknown Unknown February 21, 1968 Lost Lost
192 Unknown Unknown February 22, 1968 Lost Lost
193 Unknown Unknown February 26, 1968 Lost Lost
194 Unknown Unknown February 27, 1968 Lost Lost
195 Unknown Unknown February 28, 1968 Lost Lost
196 Unknown Unknown February 29, 1968 Lost Lost
197 Unknown Unknown March 4, 1968 Lost Lost
198 Unknown Unknown March 5, 1968 Lost Lost
199 Unknown Unknown March 6, 1968 Lost Lost
200 Unknown Unknown March 7, 1968 Lost Lost
201 Unknown Unknown March 11, 1968 Lost Lost
202 Unknown Unknown March 12, 1968 Lost Lost
203 Unknown Unknown March 13, 1968 Lost Lost
204 Unknown Unknown March 14, 1968 Lost Lost
205 Unknown Unknown March 18, 1968 Lost Lost
206 Unknown Unknown March 20, 1968 Lost Lost
207 Unknown Unknown March 21, 1968 Lost Lost
208 Unknown Unknown March 25, 1968 Lost Lost
209 Unknown Unknown March 26, 1968 Lost Lost
210 Unknown Unknown March 27, 1968 Lost Lost
211 Unknown Unknown April 2, 1968 Lost Lost
212 Unknown Unknown April 3, 1968 Lost Lost
213 Unknown Unknown April 8, 1968 Lost Lost
214 Unknown Unknown April 9, 1968 Lost Lost
215 Unknown Unknown April 10, 1968 Lost Lost
216 Unknown Unknown April 11, 1968 Lost Lost
217 Unknown Unknown April 16, 1968 Lost Lost
218 Unknown Unknown April 17, 1968 Lost Lost
219 Four Leaf Clover Unknown June 3, 1968 Lost Lost English script included in the "Best of Brian" novel
220 Clocks (repeat?) Unknown June 10, 1968 Lost Lost


Series 2 (1970-1971)

# Episode Title (English) Episode Title (French) Air Date Status (English original; Thompson) Status (English redub; Planer) Status (French) Additional Notes
1 Chocolate Soldiers Unknown October 5, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
2 Clock/Alarm Clock La pendulette Tic-Tac October 6, 1970 Found Found Lost Both English dubs available on VHS (English/Thompson: volume 3, 1992; English/Planer: The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997).
3 Carrot Juice Les yeux d'Azalée October 7, 1970 Lost Lost Found (1989 redub)
4 Sad Onion Un oignon triste October 8, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Planer dub released to VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997)
5 Glow Worms Unknown October 9, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
6 Glasses, Part 1 Cours de danse, 1 October 12, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Planer redub available on VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only).
7 Glasses, Part 2 Cours de danse, 2 October 13, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Planer redub available on VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only).
8 Musical Box La boîte à musique October 14, 1970 Found Found Lost English/Thompson dub available on the audiobook album, and both English versions available on VHS (English/Thompson: volume 3, 1992; English/Planer: The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997).
9 Plans for Rusty’s House La maison du père Pivoine, 1 October 15, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Planer redub available on VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only).
10 Unknown Unknown October 16, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
11 Brian and the Train Race La course d'Ambroise October 19, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 3, 1992).
12 Coloured Lettuce Unknown October 20, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
13 Chimney Sweeping Pollux ramoneur October 21, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 3, 1992 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993).
14 Road Signs Unknown October 22, 1970 Found Found Lost Both English dubs available on VHS (English/Thompson: volume 3, 1992; English/Planer: The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only).
15 Dylan’s Bagpipes/Dylan Plays the Bagpipes Unknown October 23, 1970 Found Found Lost Both English dubs available on VHS (English/Thompson: volume 3, 1992; English/Planer: The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997).
16 Dougal’s Glasses Unknown October 26, 1970 Found Found Lost Both English dubs available on VHS (English/Thompson: volume 3, 1992 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993; English/Planer: The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997).
17 Unknown Unknown October 27, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
18 Balloon Unknown October 28, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
19 Hide and Seek La partie de cache-cache October 29, 1970 Found Found Lost Both English dubs available on VHS (English/Thompson: volume 3, 1992 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993; English/Planer: The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997).
20 Television Announcer/TV Announcer Unknown October 30, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993) and the audiobook album.
21 Cow Railway Azalée express November 2, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Planer dub released to VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only)
22 Dylan Theatre Le concert de Flappy November 3, 1970 Partially Found Lost Lost A few brief clips from the English/Thompson dub can be seen in the 2003 documentary The Magic Roundabout Story.
23 Lost Boing Unknown November 4, 1970 Found Found Lost Both English dubs available on VHS (English/Thompson: volume 3, 1992 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993; English/Planer: The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only).
24 Unknown Unknown November 5, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
25 Winds/Windy Unknown November 6, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 3, 1992).
26 Jumping Competition Le concours de saut November 9, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel; English/Planer redub available on VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997)
27 Land of Feathers Au pays des plumes November 10, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Planer redub released to VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997)
28 Flower in the Sun La fleur du soleil November 11, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
29 Florence’s Party Unknown November 12, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
30 The Oysters L'huître November 13, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 3, 1992) and included in the "Best of Brian" novel.
31 Land of Precious Stones Au pays des pierres précieuses November 16, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
32 Mushroom Un champignon bien encombrant November 17, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel; English/Planer dub available on VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993/1997)
33 Dougal’s Adventure L'escapade de Pollux November 18, 1970 Partially Found (audio only) Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub released on the audiobook album.
34 Black Flower La fleur noire November 19, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Brian" novel.
35 Dougal’s Jam Les confitures de Pollux November 20, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Brian" novel; English/Planer redub released to VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only).
36 Captured Storm Unknown November 23, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
37 Penelope is Lazy Pénélope est paresseuse November 24, 1970 Lost Found Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Brian" novel; English/Planer redub released to VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only)
38 Dylan, Hairdresser Flappy coiffeur November 25, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson version available on VHS (volume 3, 1992), included in the "Best of Dylan" novel, and featured in clips (both shown and heard) in the 2003 documentary The Magic Roundabout Story.
39 Lost Ball La balle perdue November 26, 1970 Lost Lost Lost Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
40 Magic Pot Unknown November 27, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992).
41 Brian’s Voice Les voix d'Ambroise November 30, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Brian" novel.
42 Dougal’s Experiment Unknown December 1, 1970 Partially Found (audio only) Lost Lost
43 The Marvelous Cake Le gâteau merveilleux December 2, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
44 The Rainbow, Part 1 Arc-en-ciel, 1 December 3, 1970 Lost Lost Lost Two of the three parts with the English/Thompson dub scripts are included in the "Best of Ermintrude" and "Best of Dylan" novels
45 The Rainbow, Part 2 Arc-en-ciel, 2 December 4, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
46 The Rainbow, Part 3 Arc-en-ciel, 3 December 7, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
47 Zahara’s Song La chanson de Sahara December 8, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
48 Flamenco Corrida et flamenco December 9, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
49 Ermintrude’s Dance La gavotte d'Azalée December 10, 1970 Lost Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub script included the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
50 Dylan’s Dream Le rêve de Flappy December 11, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
51 Ermintrude’s Toothache Unknown December 14, 1970 Lost Partially Found (opening only) Partially Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
52 Brian’s Twilight Le crépuscule d'Ambroise December 15, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included the "Best of Brian" novel.
53 Happy Birthday, Dylan Bonne fête, Flappy December 16, 1970 Lost Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
54 Starry Night La nuit étoilée December 17, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993) and the audiobook album, and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
55 Picnic Le pique-nique December 18, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
56 The Exhibition L'exposition December 21, 1970 Found Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub version available on VHS (volume 4, 1992) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
57 Dylan and the Guitar Unknown December 22, 1970 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
58 Moody Concerto Le concerto morose December 23, 1970 Partially Found (audio only) Lost Lost
59 Pancakes Les Crêpes façon Bois-Joli December 24, 1970 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
60 Washday Unknown December 28, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
61 The Lamp Le pétrole des fleurs December 29, 1970 Lost Lost Lost
62 Stiff-Necked Heliotropes Le torticolis des héliotropes December 30, 1970 Partially Found (audio only) Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub released on the audiobook album.
63 Special Convoy Le Convoi Exceptionnel December 31, 1970 Lost Lost Partially Found (1989 redub, opening only)
64 The Mysterious Beast Unknown January 1, 1971 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
65 Dylan the Sleepwalker Unknown January 4, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
66 Soul of the Violin L'âme d'un violon January 5, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991).
67 Golf and Omelette Golf et Omelette January 6, 1971 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
68 Ermintrude’s Folly Le cerf volant d'Azalée January 7, 1971) Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993) and included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
69 At the Door Department Au rayon des portes January 8, 1971 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
70 Business Trip/Holidays Voyage d'affaires January 11, 1971 Found Found Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992) and included in the "Best of Brian" novel.
71 Ermintrude’s Hat, Part 1 Le chapeau d'Azalée, 1 January 12, 1971 Lost Found Lost English/Thompson dub script available on the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
72 Ermintrude’s Hat, Part 2 Le chapeau d'Azalée, 2 January 13, 1971 Partially Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script available on the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
73 School for Birds L'école des oiseaux January 14, 1971 Partially Found (audio only) Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on the audiobook album.
74 Flying Saucer Unknown January 15, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
75 Tombola La Tombola January 18, 1971 Found Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
76 Relay Race La course de relais January 19, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 4, 1992) and included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
77 The Key Unknown January 20, 1971 Lost Lost Lost
78 Letter to the Queen La lettre à la reine January 21, 1971 Lost Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson script available on the "Best of Brian" novel.
79 Painting the Roundabout Unknown January 22, 1971 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
80 Once Upon a Time Unknown January 25, 1971 Lost Lost Lost English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
81 Dylan, Sculptor S.V.P. ne pas déranger January 26, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
82 The Orchestra Unknown January 27, 1971 Found Found Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
83 Pack of Cards Unknown January 28, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991).
84 Wine Making Unknown January 29, 1971 Lost Lost Lost
85 Taste of Honey Pour un peu de miel February 1, 1971 Lost Lost Lost
86 Toffee River Le pont de la rivière caramel February 2, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991).
87 Banana Skin La peau de banane February 3, 1971 Found Found Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub released to VHS (volume 2, 1991) and the audiobook album.
88 Oil Wells Le puits de pétrole February 4, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991).
89 Les bulles Bubbles February 5, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991).
90 Ermintrude’s Vocation Les vocations d'Azalée February 9, 1971 Lost Lost Lost
91 Can You Play Cup and Ball? Connaissez-vous le bilboquet? February 12, 1971 Lost Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel.
92 Piano Moving Unknown February 15, 1971 Found Found Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991) and the audiobook album.
93 Spaghetti Party Spaghetti partie February 16, 1971 Found Lost Found (1989 redub) English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991) and included in the "Best of Dylan" novel.
94 Road Signs: No Entry Les Interdictions February 17, 1971 Lost Lost Found (1989 redub)
95 The Rain La pluie February 18, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991).
96 Dougal and the Pencils Pollux et les Crayons February 19, 1971 Lost Lost Found (1989 redub)
97 Let’s Play at Cats Unknown February 22, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991).
98 Snowman’s Scarf L'écharpe du bonhomme de neige/L'écharpe du bonhomme des neiges February 23, 1971 Lost Lost Found (1989 redub)
99 Baking a Pie Unknown February 24, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993).
100 Watch the Birdie Unknown February 25, 1971 Found Lost Lost English/Thompson dub available on VHS (volume 2, 1991 / The Very Best of the Magic Roundabout, 1993).
000 The Scarecrow Margote et l'épouvantail 1970 Found Found Lost It is currently unknown whether the episode number is 10, 17, or 24 and aired either on October 16, 27, or November 5, 1970.
Unknown La maison du père Pivoine, 2 Lost Found Lost Presumably the second part of "Plans for Rusty's House" (unlisted and currently unknown whether or not it was previously narrated by Thompson), English/Planer redub available on VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only).
Unknown La maison du père Pivoine, 3 Lost Found Lost Presumably the third part of "Plans for Rusty's House" (unlisted and currently unknown whether or not it was previously narrated by Thompson), English/Planer redub available on VHS (The New Magic Roundabout, 1993 release only).

Series 3 (1974-1977)

  1. A Piece of String (February 18, 1974) (American/Pinwheel dub found)
  2. Dougal Cooks His Speciality (February 20, 1974)
  3. The Giant Broken Teapot (February 21, 1974) [French: Qui a cassé le vase?] (American/Pinwheel dub found)
  4. Dougal Stands for Parliament / Vote for Dougal (February 22, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  5. Dougal’s Gold Mine (February 25, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  6. Dougal Makes a Film / Dougal, Film Director (February 28, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  7. Traffic Block and Road Race (March 4, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, script available on the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  8. Dougal’s Caravan (March 6, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  9. Cameras / The Camera (March 7, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  10. Dougal’s Experiment / The Experiment (March 8, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  11. Parking Meters (March 13, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  12. Dougal’s Invisible Wall (March 14, 1974) [French: Protection invisible]
  13. Bicycle Race (March 15, 1974) [French: La course cycliste] (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS; also, American/Pinwheel and French 1989 versions found)
  14. Dougal Strikes Oil / Oil (March 18, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS; also, American/Pinwheel dub found)
  15. Building a Motorway (March 20, 1974) (English/Thompson script available on the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  16. Antique Shop (March 21, 1974) [French: Grande surface] (American/Pinwheel and French 1989 versions found)
  17. Wild Western / Rustlers (March 22, 1974) [French: Pollux western] (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  18.  ?? (March 25, 1974)
  19. Ermintrude’s Birthday (March 27, 1974) (American/Pinwheel dub found)
  20.  ?? (March 29, 1974)
  21. Dodgems (April 1, 1974)
  22. Cleaning Machine (April 2, 1974)
  23. Castle Dougal (April 5, 1974) [French: Les fantômes] (American/Pinwheel dub found)
  24. Giant Egg (April 8, 1974) [French: L'œuf de Pâques] (French 1989 redub found)
  25. Bunch of Grapes (April 9, 1974) [French: La grappe de raisin] (French 1989 redub found)
  26. Dougal Sells the Old Cannon / The Cannon (April 12, 1974) [French: Le vieux canon / L'antique canon] (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  27. Fire Service (April 16, 1974)
  28. Ermintrude and the Iceburg (April 17, 1974)
  29. Soup Makes You Lovelier (April 19, 1974)
  30.  ?? (April 22, 1974)
  31. Climbing (April 23, 1974)
  32. Snow (April 24, 1974)
  33. Chasing the Truck (April 26, 1974) [French: Le cauchemar / Le cauchemar de Pollux] (French 1989 redub found)
  34. Dougal’s Mine is Burgled (April 29, 1974)
  35. Dougal Needs a Nurse (April 30, 1974)
  36. Fishing (May 3, 1974) [French: La pêche extraordinaire] (American/Pinwheel version found)
  37. The Aeroplane (May 6, 1974) [French: Pollux vendeur d'avions / Ambroise pilote / L'avion / Pollux aiguilleur du ciel] (French 1983 and 1989 versions released to LP; French 1989 redub re-released to CD)
  38. Dougal’s Roundabout (May 7, 1974)
  39. Dougal’s Treasure (May 8, 1974) [French: La chasse au trésor]
  40. Skin Diving (May 10, 1974)
  41. Dougal’s Super Racing Car (May 13, 1974)
  42. Flying Carpet (May 15, 1974) (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS)
  43. Swimming Pool (May 17, 1974)
  44. Television Show (December 11, 1974)
  45. Spare Part (December 16, 1974)
  46. Sugar Covered Walking Sticks / Walking Sticks (December 17, 1974) [French: Le sucre de canne] (English/Thompson version found, released to VHS; also, American/Pinwheel dub found)
  47. Letter to Father Christmas (December 19, 1974) [French: La lettre au Père Noël / Chanson pour le Père Noël] (both English and French versions found)
  48. Going to the Moon (January 10, 1975)
  49. Dougal, Don Quixote (April 1, 1975) [French: Pollux Don Qichotte / Pollux metteur en scène] (American/Pinwheel dub found, English UK/Thompson script available on the "Best of Ermintrude" novel; French 1989 redub released to album, both LP and CD)
  50. Ermintrude’s Song (April 2, 1975)
  51. Dougal’s Vacuum Cleaner (April 3, 1975) [French: L’avale tout] (French 1989 redub found, English/Thompson script available on the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  52. Dougal’s Land Yacht (April 4, 1975) (English script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  53. Speed Limit (April 7, 1975) (English/Hibbert redub found, original English/Thompson script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  54. Dougal’s Sugar Mine (April 8, 1975) (English/Thompson script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  55. Backwards (April 9, 1975) (English/Thompson script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  56. Zebedee’s Wishing Machine (April 10, 1975) [French: La machine à souhaits] (English/Thompson script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  57. Sheriff Dougal (April 16, 1975) [French: Pour une poignée de sucre / Pollux sherif] (English/Thompson script included in the "Best of Ermintrude" novel)
  58. Zebedee’s Magic Bottle (April 17, 1975)
  59. The Motorway (April 18, 1975)
  60. Dougal Leaves the Garden (April 21, 1975)
  61. Butterfly Hunt (April 24, 1975)
  62. Dougal’s Zoo (April 25, 1975) [French: Le Zoo / La réserve d'animaux]
  63. Magician Dougal (April 28, 1975)
  64. Boy Scout (April 29, 1975)
  65. Brian and Ermintrude’s Adventure (May 1, 1975)
  66. Dougal Sees Double (May 2, 1975)
  67. Toothache (May 5, 1975)
  68. Ermintrude’s Slimming Campaign (May 6, 1975) [French: La Machine à maigrir / Azalée va maigrir]
  69. Front Door Bell (May 8, 1975)
  70. Dougal Stargazes (May 9, 1975)
  71. Dougal’s Massage Machine (May 12, 1975)
  72. Noisy Day (May 13, 1975)
  73. Flying Saucers (October 27, 1975)
  74. Sinister Holes (October 28, 1975)
  75. Tug of War (October 29, 1975) [French: Le tir à la corde / Epreuve de force]
  76. Ermintrude Flies (October 30, 1975) [French: Azalée Vole] (French 1983 redub released to LP)
  77. Totem Pole (April 9, 1976) [French: Le Totem / Souvenir égyptien]
  78. Sugar Shortage (April 13, 1976) [French: La pénurie / Pas un seul sucre]
  79. Dougal Digs for Heat (April 14, 1976)
  80. Ice Age (April 21, 1976)
  81. Florence’s Birthday (April 23, 1976)
  82. Parcels (April 27, 1976)
  83. Ermintrude’s Blanket (April 28, 1976)
  84. Moth Balls (April 30, 1976)
  85. Dougal’s Cake (January 6, 1977) (brief clips from the English/Thompson version can be seen in the 2003 documentary "The Magic Roundabout Story")
  86. Grape Harvest (January 7, 1977)
  87. Water Diviner (January 10, 1977)
  88. Ermintrude’s Transport (January 11, 1977)
  89. Washing Machine (January 13, 1977) [French: La machine à laver / Lessive à la machine]
  90. Sugar Shortage (January 14, 1977) [French: La pénurie / Pas un seul sucre]
  91. The Train (January 17, 1977)
  92. Posters (January 18, 1977)
  93. The Visitors (January 20, 1977) [French: L'invité ou Le visiteur] (French 1989 redub found)
  94. The Burglar Alarm (January 21, 1977)
  95. Hiccups (January 24, 1977)
  96. Clairvoyant (January 31, 1977)

Series 4 (1989-1990, France only)

Episode Title (French) Status
Le père Pivoine a disparu Found
Un petit nuage Found
Le side-car de Pollux Found
Le jardin tropical Found
La vache en béton Found
L'époustouflant souffle Lost
Les savonnettes Found
La pâte infernale Found
L'étrange caverne Found
La barbe à papa Found
La valise qui va mal Found

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