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The Herbs
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:54:03 pm »
Look what Ivor Wood has found:



Nearly all the original Herbs puppets !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 04:01:42 pm »
Which one is Mary Jane?
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 04:02:50 pm »
That is very cool; they look immaculate!
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 08:29:29 pm »
Isn't the whole thing a drugs allegory?
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 11:49:55 pm »
I only remember Parsley the Lion and the chives. Who are the others?
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 11:59:40 pm »
Back row, from left to right: Mrs Onion, Mr Onion, Sir Basil and Lady Rosemary.

Front row: Tarragon the dragon, two of the Chives, Parsley the lion, Dill the dog, Sage the owl and another Chive

Source: http://www.jedisparadise.co.uk/2/TheHerbs.htm
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 12:05:38 am »
Missing Bayleaf the Gardener, Pashana Bedhi and Constable Knapweed...
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: The Herbs
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 12:55:14 pm »
I can still remember the wee songs. 
I'm bayleaf I'm the gardner
I work from early dawn
youll find me sweeping up the leaves
or tidying the lawn

I'm tarrogan the dragon
I better make it clear
that nothings sage when I'm around
things seem to disappear.

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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 01:56:27 pm »
Ivor Wood died in 2004. 

The rediscovery of the puppets was mentioned on Front Row this week - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvx83 (at 20:12 or so), where it also previews the Ivor Wood retrospective in the imminent Manchester Animation Festival http://www.manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk/events/ivor-wood-retrospective/
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 08:16:16 pm »
Isn't the whole thing a drugs allegory?

Wasn't that The Magic Roundabout?

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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 08:26:54 pm »
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 07:01:27 am »
Things I have learned today: the RAF naming its Shackletons after characters from both The Magic Roundabout and The Herbs.
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 07:18:43 pm »
Slightly OT...

In the Southwest there was a Children's TV character called Gus Honeybun

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSx_CoTuFtw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSx_CoTuFtw</a>

On some nights there were as many dedications to Naval messes and ships as children

Judi Spiers also gave an "adult" interpretation.... which appealed to the matelots