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The Magic Roundabout

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Hidden : 3/20/2010
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Geocache Description:

The cache is the first of Three on this short circular walk. The terrain is a bit muddy in the winter months.

Parking is available at the picnic area in minwear woods. See waypoint.

The cache is placed here with the kind permission of the forestry commission.

The cache is a small round container, with log book, pencil, FTF badge and small swaps.

This Cache is named The Magic Roundabout after the old, childrens TV programme.

Created by the French author Serge Danot in 1965, the Le Manège Enchanté (The Horse-gear Magic) had over 500 episodes made between 1963 and 1967.

The programmes were filmed in a derelict house in Paris, where the fuses kept blowing because of the amount of electricity used by the lights on the set

The translations of Le Manège Enchanté series were done by Eric Thompson(Father of the actress Emma Thompson), who was at that time working as a presenter on the childrens program Play School.

Once Eric Thompson was chosen to do the voices and narration of the programmes, he decided not work from the translations of the French scripts but made up stories to fit the pictures as he went along.

In 1992 Channel Four bought the rights to a further 52 French shows not seen in Britain. Eric Thompson had died by this time, so Nigel Planer stepped in to provide the script adaptions and narration.

The Magic Roundabout Cast
Brian: Snail
Dougal: Shaggy Dog
Dylan: Spacey Rabbit
Ermintrude: Pink Cow
Florence: Girl
Mr McHenry: Gardener
Zebedee: Bouncing Character

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:27:13 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:27 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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