Cosgrove Hall Wiki

The Ring is the second episode of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated TV cartoon show "Alias the Jester" that was broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 20th November 1985.


Meredith finds a ring inside a book and takes him to an Island Alias and Boswell come too and they meet a slimy creature who used to be a human but was turned to a slimy creature by a villain named the Black Najjer and he stole his magic stick so Alias, Boswell and Meredith go to see the Black Najjer who eventually gets turned into a slimy creature in the end the slimy creature gets turned back to a human and all the other wizards, when they go back to the castle they crach land on King Arthur's pool table who eventually fires them.

Background Music Cues[]


  • Recording Date: 3rd September 1985.


  • Voices by Richard Briers, Brian Wilde, Brian Trueman and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Written by Brian Trueman.
  • Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe.
  • Layout by Jean Flynn.
  • Storyline by Tony Garth.
  • Animated by Meryl Edge, Stephen Thomas, Dan Whitworth,
    Phil Morris, Jean Flynn, Robert Newman and Kay Widdowson.
  • Backgrounds: Margaret Riley, Barbara Alcock, Diane Wren and Malcolm Turner.
  • 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 and Phil Atack.
  • Edited by Nigel Rutter, Jane Hicks and Stephen Perry.
  • 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.