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Click here to listen to the vocals of Barnaby the Bear (Thanks to Pat again)

Click here to listen to the tune whistled by Barnaby the Bear (Thanks to Dave)

Barnaby

Barnaby was on BBC television around the early 1970s (feel free to correct me here as I do not have a Radio Times that has it listed before that). It concerned the adventures of Barnaby a small likeable bear who was a good bear if a little mischievous from time to time. This was no ordinary bear though. He could sing , dance, juggle and perform acrobatic stunts such as riding a large ball and balancing on high wires. The narrator for the show was Colin Jeavons The ever talented Collin Jeavons who was a brilliant performer mostly remembered for his roles in Inspector Lestrade in Sherlock Holmes dramas, Lucky Jim, Billy Liar, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as well as Jackanory. My earliest memory of him was in Billy Liar where he played the head of the funeral palour as the immortal Mr. Shadrack. I also remember him playing Professor James Moriarty in the 1983 series "The Baker Street Boys." Other readers will no doubt recall his wonderful narration on the children's program "Joe" shown back in the late 1960s, again another Q3 London production. Not sure about an actual story listing as I seem to remember that Barnaby was a complete story split into smaller adventures. He started off in the forest where he learnt to sing. He then left the forest and got taken in by the circus. He travelled around with them until one day he decided that he wanted to do other things and so tried to leave the circus. Mr. Pimoulu, - the circus owner was not too pleased since Barnaby's act drew in the crowds and made him the most money. Barnaby's friends, however, helped him escape and so he headed off to new adventures.

Remember the lyrics to his song:

Barnaby the bear's my name

Never call me Jack or James

I will sing my way to fame

Barnaby the bear's my name

Birds taught me to sing

When they took me to their king

First I had to fly

In the sky so high, so high, so high, so high, so high

So, if you want to sing this way

Think of what you'd like to say

Add a tune and you will see

Just how easy it can be

Treacle pudding, fish and chips

Fizzy drinks and liquorice

Flowers rivers sand and see

Snowflakes and the stars are free

La La La La La

La LaLa La La La

La La La La La

La La La LaLa La La La La

Barnaby the bear's my name

Never call me Jack or James

I will sing my way to fame

Barnaby the bear's my name

Barnaby Main Page
Barnaby - Main Page
Barnaby - The Circus
Barnaby - The Circus

Characters

The Bear himself- it's Barnaby
Barnaby the Bear
Mr. Pimoulu
Mr. Pimoulu - Circus Owner
The nasty policeman - real kiljoy
The Policeman
Mrs. Pimoulu
Mrs. Pimoulu
The Mayor
The Mayor
The Cats (one missing)
The Cats
Ricky and Dicky - the monkeys
The Moneys (Ricky and Dicky)
Sara the seal
Sara the Seal
Mayor's wife ?
Town's woman - Mayors Wife perhaps
The Baker
The Baker
The Butcher
The Butcher
The town people
Other Towns folk
More town people
More Towns folk
The town sweep
The Town sweep
The circus lion
The Circus Lion

Barnaby Main Page
Barnaby - Main Page
Barnaby - The Circus
Barnaby - The Circus

Credits

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Barnaby the Bear Based on a character by Olga Pouchine
English version produced by Michael Grafton-Robinson
Voicing Talents of Colin Jeavons, Charles Collingwood, Gwenllian Owen and Percy Edwards
Music by Mireille
An Albert Barille production
Q3 London Production 1973

Barnaby Credits

And so again, like all Little Gems, into the distance and into memory we will certainly not being seeing this little bear again. Memories, thoughts corrections to the usual address. I would also love to hear from anyone involved in the making of this wonderful program whether it be in front of the camera of behind.