Thus The Magic Roundabout staked its place in television history. The most famous sentence of the series was Zebedee's standard declaration "Time for Bed" sending millions of children to sleep every evening. She wears a blue hat on her head. Zebedee (red head, white freckles, big moustache, spring for a body) was the stuff of really bad dreams (his catchphrase was ‘Time for bed’). Dylan (the narcoleptic rabbit) always seemed to be drugged up. Well, he was in a seemingly innocent children's TV programme in Britian in the 60s called The Magic Roundabout. The roundabout of the title played little or no part in the actual story. The Magic Roundabout was a 1964-1971 stop-motion television show created by Serge Danot and Ivor Wood (Postman Pat, Paddington Bear), narrated by Eric Thompson and later Nigel Planer.It followed the day-to-day misadventures of a young girl named Florence and her colorful menagerie of friends, including egotistical and sarcastic Dougal the dog, Zebedee the jack-in-the-box, … The Magic Roundabout was created in 1963 by Frenchman, Serge Danot, and was originally called Le Manège Enchanté ('The Enchanted Merry-go-round'). The characters ! The most famous sentence of the series was Zebedee's standard declaration "Time for Bed" sending millions of children to sleep every evening. It is 2015, and what goes around has come around several times in the past 10 years. The Magic Roundabout was re-run on channel 4 television at the end of last year, winning yet another generation of young fans. Dylan (Flappy in the French and American versions) is a laidback, lazy anthropomorphic rabbit who plays the guitar. Danot devised and wrote the programme before teaming up with Englishman, Ivor Wood, in 1964 in order to … The record was a hit, reaching #5 in the UK singles chart. It is 2015, and what goes around has come around several times in the past 10 years. Change produced instant good-news stories but constant disruption within the health service. and then falls asleep. If The Magic Roundabout found a following with stoned hippies finding entirely imaginary drug references scattered throughout the five minute episodes, then the 1972 feature film version, Dougal and the Blue Cat, is definitely the Bad Acid version – chock full of freaky, disturbing scenes that would have kids squealing with delight even as their tripping older siblings climbed the walls. The five-minute slot just before the early evening BBC1 news on Monday (at 5:50 pm) guaranteed Magic Roundabout a viewing audience of over eight million. Change produced instant good-news stories but constant disruption within the health service. While parents waited for the news, kids got to see the antics of Florence, Ermintrude, Zebedee and friends – including the dog that inspired a million birthday cakes, Dougal. The Magic Roundabout was re-run on channel 4 television at the end of last year, winning yet another generation of young fans. 1 9 6 5 – 1 9 7 5 (UK/France) 441 x 5 minute episodes. He always bounced everywhere, just in the nick of time, to save the day. Relationships Edit. Back in 2005, Zebedee, or whoever it was who spun the magic roundabout from the Department of Health, seemed confused about the difference between change and progress. She has red arms and feet, as well as red spots on her body. Dougal, the dog, was obsessed with sugar. Drugs? There was a famous saying at the end of every episode, when the narrator announced: "Time for bed, said Zebedee." In 1975, Jasper Carrott released The Magic Roundabout (originally featured on his first live LP Jasper Carrot – In the Club), a short, risqué comic monologue parodying the children's TV series, as the B-side of a 7-inch single, featuring his comic song "Funky Moped" on the A-side.