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Amaranth and the Beast is the eleventh episode of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated TV cartoon show "Alias the Jester" that was broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 20th February 1986.


Princess Amaranth is kidnapped by the Beast.

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  • Recording Date: 18th September 1985.


  • Voices by Richard Briers, Brian Wilde, Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert and Myfanwy Talog.
  • Written by Brian Trueman.
  • Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe.
  • Layout by Chris Randall, Jean Flynn and Paul Salmon.
  • Storyline by Chris Randall and Tony Garth.
  • Animated by Dan Whitworth, Denise Heywood, Andy Wilson, Phil McMylor, Meryl Edge, Stephen Thomas, Jean Flynn, Robert Newman, Phil Morris, Kay Widdowson, Arthur de Cloedt, George Jackson, Denise McAllister, Garry Owen and Clinton J. Priest
  • Backgrounds by Diane Wren.
  • 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, Phil Atack and Mark Sutton.
  • Edited by Nigel Rutter, Nibs Senior and Jane Hicks.
  • 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.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1986, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXV' as it is dated in 1985.