Carrot Pie, Moon Carrot Pie
It'll liven you up, bring a gleam to your
One day, Penelope discovers a talking parcel
washed up on the sea shore.
Inside is a very chatty parrot, who is quick
to point out that he's is not just
"a" parrot, but "the" parrot.
But what ever he is, Parrot has work to do, and
they need transport. All too soon our duo
have taken up with a French flying
train called Hortense, and they're whisked
away to the strange land of
Mithologia on a quest to rescue HH Junketbury,
the wizard, who is being
held captive in a castle by a horde of horrible
This whimsical feature was adapted from the
book by Gerald Durrell. It was
Cosgrove Hall's first feature-length production
(though quite a short one).
The opening song "Moon
Carrot Pie", sung by Parrot (Freddie Jones),
sets the tone for a slim but colourful tale
that features sea serpents,
werewolves, a cockney toad and a horde of weasels
- as well as those
mythologically horrible cockatrices.
The titular book
published in October 1974, and naturalist-come-
author Gerald Durrell is probably best known
for his biographical tale
Family and other Animals", which featured on many school
curriculums, back in the day...
film premiered on Boxing Day, 26th December 1978 on ITV...
Cosgrove, Mark Hall
adapted by: Rosemary
on the book by Gerald Durrell
Wolstenholme, Davy Rohl
Lisa Norris (Penelope)
Sugden (Hortense the Flying Train)
Kelsey (HH Junketbury)
Windsor Davies (Chief Cockatrice)
Horden (Oswald the Sea Serpent)