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Sawdust Ring is the twenty-fourth episode in the first season of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated cartoon TV show "Count Duckula" that was first broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 28th February 1989.


Count Duckula, Igor and Nanny join the Circus Straciatella after the ringmaster's employees have left due to not being paid. Charlie the clown and Morris the strongman then take revenge and the circus is now a fiasco.

Background Music Pieces[]

Voice Cast[]


  • 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.
  • Music by Mike Harding.
  • Designed by Chris Randall, Dan Whitworth, Margaret Riley,
    Paul Salmon, Vincent James, Andy Roper and Ed Williams.
  • Design Assistant: Andrea Hough.
  • Layout by Tom Bailey.
  • Animation by Philip Morris, Denise Heywood, Alistair Fell, Joe McCaffery,
    John Offord, Les Brooksbank, Mark Povey, Adrian Bell and Mike Eames.
  • Backgrounds by Beverley Bush, Barbara Alcock and Jon Doyle.
  • Background Supervisor: 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, Yasodha Huckerby, Joan Jones, Gloria Vassilou, Katie Nutter,
    Karl Scoble, Joyce Flowers, Laura Cosgrove, Sue Robson, Weston Samuels and Helen Smith.
  • Painting Supervisor: Lorriane Thomas.
  • Xerox by Tony McAleese, Andy McLaughlin, Joan Simmons and Don Geering.
  • Line Test by Phil Attack.
  • Production Control by Chris Phillips, Bob Burrows, Simon White and Phil McMylor.
  • Edited by Stephen Perry.
  • Assistant Editor: Leo Casserly.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • Storyboard by John Stevenson.
  • Animation Director: Dan Whitworth.
  • 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: 1988.