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The Count and the Pauper is the eighth episode in season two of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated cartoon TV series "Count Duckula" that was first transmitted on ITV in the UK on 31st October 1989.

Alternate Title[]

I Ain't Gonna Work on Maggots Farm No More!


Duckula is sick of life at the castle and plans to leave Beckindale, only to bump into Sid Quack, an old pal of his, a farmer. The two swap jobs for a few months but both soon tire of their new roles and plan on returning to their old jobs but unfortunately for Duckula, his plan to get back in the castle backfires after the secret entrance is blocked off and Igor thinks he is an imposter and tells him to go away.

Background Music Pieces[]


  • Voices by David Jason, Jack May, Brian Trueman and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Narrated by Barry Clayton.
  • Written by Jan Needle and 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 Dan Whitworth.
  • Layout by Neil Graham and Paul Salmon.
  • Animated by John Offord, Les Brooksbank, Mark Povey, Adrian Bell, Mike Eames, Richard Bazley,
    Philip Morris, Denise Heywood, Alistair Fell, Joe McCaffrey, David Bowers and Mair Thomas.
  • Backgrounds by Stephen Simpson and Jon Doyle.
  • 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, Mark Fulton,
    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 Bob Ashton.
  • Assistant Editor: Hilary Wyatt.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • 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 dated in 1988.


  • Recording date: 10th October 1988.