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Ready When You Are, King Arthur! is the third episode of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated TV cartoon show "Alias the Jester" that was broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 11th December 1985.


A crew of film produces come to Houghton Bottoms to make a film called The Kidnapped Princess but really they are there to kidnap Princess Amaranth.

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  • Recording Date: 6th 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 and Storyline by Chris Randall.
  • Animated by Arthur de Cloedt, Garry Owen, Clinton J. Priest, Denise McAllister and Phil McMylor.
  • Backgrounds: Barbara Alcock and 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, Mark Sutton and Phil Atack.
  • Edited by Nigel Rutter, Nibs Senior and Zyggy Markiewicz.
  • 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.