Hector's House (????)

Status: Ended

Runtime: 40 minutes

Genre(s): Family, Animation

Description

Hector's House is a children's television series using hand puppets. Like the better known The Magic Roundabout it was actually a French production revoiced for a British audience. A gentle, rather than subversive or outright bizarre, series, it was first broadcast in 1965. Its French title was La Maison de Toutou and the French version was written by Georges Croses. "La Maison de Toutou" translates as "The House of the Doggie" and in the French version, Zsazsa is known as ZouZou. In the UK, it was screened in the late 1960s and early 1970s for its 5-minute-long screenings on BBC 1 at 5.40 p.m. before the News. The main characters, affable Hector the Dog and cute Zsazsa the Cat, live in a house and beautiful garden. Kiki the Frog, dressed in a pink smock, is a constant and at times an intrusive visitor, through her hole in the wall. Despite Hector's willingness to endlessly help them out, Kiki and Zsazsa often played tricks on him to teach him a lesson, leading him to say his catchphrase at the end of the episode, "I'm a Great Big [whatever he was] Old Hector. Hector's voice was performed by Paul Bacon, who died in 1995. The voice of Kiki was by Denise Bryer, who also had roles in Noddy, Terrahawks and Labyrinth. The voice of Zsazsa was supplied by Lucie Dolène. About 78 episodes were made, each of 5 minutes' duration. A DVD featuring some of these episodes has been released.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 30
Season 1 30
S01E01
A Mysterious Visit
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S01E02
Good Morning Frog
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S01E03
A Strange Stranger
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S01E04
The Three Christmas Trees
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S01E05
The Marvellous Invention
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S01E06
Silence Is Golden
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S01E07
A Song At Night
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S01E08
Hector Is Too Late
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S01E09
Hector The Brave Fireman
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S01E10
The Bell
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S01E11
Operation Survival
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S01E12
The Letterbox
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S01E13
A Good Remedy
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S01E14
The Quarrel
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S01E15
Treetop Kiki
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S01E16
Photography
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S01E17
The Weather Forecaster
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S01E18
The Botanist
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S01E19
The Soap
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S01E20
The Sweater
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S01E21
The Piggy Bank
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S01E22
The Well
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S01E23
Deep Sleep
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S01E24
The Kennel
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S01E25
The Funnel
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S01E26
Jealous
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S01E27
Playing Tag
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S01E28
The Thistles
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S01E29
Happy Returns
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S01E30
Hector Never Forgets
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Cast 2
Denise Bryer - Kiki the Frog
Paul Bacon - Hector
Network 1
BBC One

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