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Beau Duckula is the thirteenth episode in the second series of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated TV cartoon series "Count Duckula" that was first broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 5th December 1989.


Fed up with Nanny's hugs, Igor's lectures and Goosewings hunting him down, Duckula runs off to join the French Foreign Legion, but soon he realises that his life wasn't so bad after all.

Background Music Pieces[]

Voice Actors[]

  • David Jason as Count Duckula and Colonel Wretch.
  • Jack May as Igor and a Legionnaire.
  • Brain Trueman as Nanny and the Colonel.
  • Jimmy Hibbert as Dr Von Goosewing, Sgt. Frendlez and a Sheik.
  • Barry Clayton as the Narrator.


  • Voices by David Jason, Jack May, Brian Trueman and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Narrated by Barry Clayton.
  • Written by Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Vocals by Doreen Edwards and Mike Harding.
  • Original Music by Mike Harding.
  • Designed by Chris Randall, Dan Whitworth, Margaret Riley,
    Paul Salmon, Vincent James, Andy Roper and Ed Williams.
  • Storyboard by Jean Flynn.
  • Layout by Paul Shardlow.
  • Animation by Stephen Thomas, Meryl Edge, Andy Wilson, Paul Greenall, Karen Heywood,
    Jennie Langley, Dave Livesey, Kay Widdowson, Claire Grey, Malcolm McGookin,
    Judy Pilsbury, Bob Sparkes and Mair Thomas.
  • Backgrounds by Beverley Bush, Jon Doyle, Weston Samuels and Barbara Alcock.
  • Backgrounds Supervised by John Geering.
  • Special Effects by Garry Owen, Murti Schofield, Roy Huckerby and Jackie Mitchell.
  • Camera by Frank Hardie, Wendy Senior, Peter Kidd and Mark Sutton.
  • Painting by Bev Phillips, Sue Halliwell, Stefania Giani, Lynn Hardie, Lesley White, Andrea Hough,
    Michelle Povey, Helen Michael, Craig Whittle, Yasodha Huckerby, Joan Jones, Gloria Vassiliou,
    Katie Nutter, Karl Scoble, Joyce Flowers, Laura Cosgrove, Sue Robson, Helen Smith and Marie Dembinski.
  • Painting Supervised by Lorraine Thomas.
  • Xerox by Tony McAleese, Andy McLauglin, Joan Simmons and Don Geering.
  • Line Test by Phil Atack.
  • Production Control by Chris Phillips, Bob Burrows, Simon White and Phil McMylor.
  • Edited by Nigel Rutter.
  • Assistant Editor: Hilary Wyatt.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • Animation Director: Jean Flynn.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Randall.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Chris Randall.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions 1988.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1989, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXVIII' as it is dated in 1988.


  • The loud shouty French accent that Sgt. Frendlez uses sounds exactly like the loud shouty German accent of Dr. Von Goosewing, as they are both characters voiced by Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Recording date: 14th November 1988.