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Ghostly Gold is the first episode in the second season of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated TV cartoon series "Count Duckula" that was first broadcasted on ITV in the UK in on 12th September 1989.


As Duckula and his family retainers are cleaning out the attic one night, they find a newspaper with the main article depicting a Gold Rush in the Yukon. As soon as Duckula grasps that the gold may be his for the taking, the castle is set off to the Yukon to seek gold, and the three gold-seekers stop in the prospecting town of Goldsville, though the residents are not revealed to the protagonists as what they truly are, ghosts.

Background Music Pieces[]

Voice Talents[]

  • David Jason as Count Duckula.
  • Jack May as Igor and the Ghostly Mule.
  • Brian Trueman as Nanny.
  • Jimmy Hibbert as Dr. Von Goosewing, the Ghostly Barkeep, the Ghostly Cashier
    and Mad McGraw the Ghostly Prospector.
  • Barry Clayton as the Narrator.


  • Voices by David Jason, Jack May, Brian Trueman and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Narrated by Barry Clayton.
  • Written by Peter Richard Reeves.
  • Vocals by Doreen Edwards and Mike Harding.
  • Music by Mike Harding.
  • Designed by Chris Randall, Dan Whitworth, Margaret Riley,
    Paul Salmon, Vincent James, Andy Roper and Ed Williams.
  • Storyboard by Jack Stokes.
  • Layout by Ricardo Machuca, Miguel Angel Aisa,
    Manuel Almela, José María Zumel and Jose Antonio Rojo.
  • Animated by Stephen Thomas, Meryl Edge, Andy Wilson, Paul Greenall, Karen Heywood,
    Jennie Langley, Dave Livesey, Kay Widdowson, Claire Grey, Malcolm McGookin, Judy Pilsbury,
    Bob Sparks and Mair Thomas.
  • Backgrounds by Beverly Bush 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,
    Michael Lannigan, Michelle Povey, Helen Michael, Craig Whittle, Helen Smith,
    Yasodha Huckerby, Joan Jones, Gloria Vassilou, Katie Nutter, Karl Scoble,
    Joyce Flowers, Laura Cosgrove, Sue Robson, Marie Dembinski and Andrea Hough.
  • 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 Geoff Lawson.
  • Assistant Editor: Bob Ashton.
  • 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.


  • Recording date: 22nd August 1988.