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Revenge of the Najjer 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 6th February 1986.


The Black Najjer as a slimy creature comes back to Houghton Bottoms for Revenge, he soon uses Meredith's potions to make himself Human again and turns Meredith into a slimy creature and then announces to King Arthur and Queen Edith that he is the new court wizard but his plans backfire thanks to Alias the Jester and is soon turn back into a slimy creature again but this time he is pink. Meredith is turned back to a human again and King Arthur says that he is reinstated only to be interuppted by Alias the Jester who is then fired.

Background Music Cues[]

  • "Night Chill" (KPMK-1328. Track 84) by Dick Walter.
  • "Tom Fool" (KPM-0081. Track 16) by Van Phillips.

Voice Talents[]

  • Richard Briers as Alias the jester and the Black Najjer.
  • Brian Wilde as Meredith.
  • Brian Trueman as King Arthur.
  • Jimmy Hibbert as Queen Edith, Boswell and Sir Pinkly.


  • Recording Date: 16th 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 Dan Whitworth, Denise Heywood, Andy Wilson and Phil McMylor.
  • Backgrounds by 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, Phil Atack and Mark Sutton.
  • 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.

Copyright Gag[]

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


  • Myfanwy Talog is credited in voice cast at the end, even though she voices no characters in this episode.