Hector's House

1965 | France

French series known in its native country as La Maison de Tu Tu, Hector's House featured a sad eyed dog, Zaza the cat, and Mrs Kiki the frog. The catchphrase for this particular show was the star's "I'm a great silly Hector." The episodes filled a spot (like Magic Roundabout) just before the early evening news. 

Another show that has generated an urban myth, this time that myth being that actress Joanna Lumley voiced Zaza the cat. The story became so widely known that it was accepted as fact. But the truth is, that the lovely Ms Lumley had nothing to do with the show whatsoever as she confirmed herself when the question was put to her. "It would have been lovely wouldn't it?" She said. "But no, it's not true.'

Published on December 21st, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.