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Alias the Jester is the first episode of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated TV cartoon show "Alias the Jester" that was broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 13th November 1985.


After a technical fault with his ship, Alias and his companion Boswell crash land in Houghton Bottoms in Medieval times. He rescues a baby dragon who his mother can't find. Later, Meredith recognises the two feathers on Alias' head so in order to hide his feathers Alias disguises himself as a Jester, before he gets hired he has to tell a joke to King Arthur unfortunately Alias does not know what a joke is and then he tells that he's not a Jester and that his ship crashed into Houghton Bottoms however Arthur takes it as a joke and then hires him along with Meredith.

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  • Recording Date: 2nd September 1985.


  • Voices by Richard Briers, Brian Wilde, Brian Trueman and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Written by Brian Trueman.
  • Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe.
  • Layout by Jean Flynn.
  • Storyline by Chris Randall.
  • Animated by Jaen Flynn, Stephen Thomas, Denise McAllister, Phil Morris, Meryl Edge, Dan Whitworth, Kay Widdowson and Andy Wilson.
  • Backgrounds: Margaret Riley.
  • Special Effects by Roy A. Huckerby.
  • Painting by Lorraine Thomas, Bev Phillips, Yasodha Huckerby, Jackie Mitchell, Karen Brumell,
    Lesley Scott, Edmund Williams, Sue Halliwell, Judy Ringrose, Joan Storey, Andrea Hancock,
    Lynn Hardie, Gloria Vassiliou, Tony McAleese, Stephen Simpson and Mark Povey.
  • Camera by Frank Hardie, Wendy Senior, Peter Kidd and Phil Atack.
  • Edited by Nigel Rutter, Jane Hicks and Stephen Perry.
  • Assistant Director: Jean Flynn.
  • Production Supervisor: Bob Burrows.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall.
  • Directed by Chris Randall.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions 1985.