Count Duckula

Count Duckula

1988 - United Kingdom

With the voices of David Jason, Jack May, Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert, Barry Clayton and Ruby Wax, Count Duckula was a major production from Cosgrove Hall which was developed with Nickleodeon. The looming form of the magical Castle Duckula has been home to a long line of fearsome vampires, Counts of Duckula. But the present Count has broken with family tradition and become a vegetarian - not to everyone's satisfaction! The show often centres around Duckula's adventures in search of riches and fame, assisted by the castle's ability to teleport around the world. 

The show also features a cuckoo clock whose bat-like Russian-accented characters would come out and make jokes about the current situation; the clock is also a vital part of the castle's travelling mechanism, and even has the ability to turn back time. 

Published on December 5th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.

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