Pardon My Genie
|Pardon My Genie|
|Genre||Children's television series|
|Created by||Bob Block|
|Written by||Bob Block|
|Directed by||Robert Reed
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||c.25 minutes|
|Original release||10 April 1972– 23 April 1973|
The premise was that a magic genie (Hugh Paddick) appeared in present-day Britain, summoned by a young apprentice named Hal Adden, a pun that goes some way towards characterising the series. Various comical misunderstandings arise, primarily aimed at youngsters. Arthur White replaced Paddick for the second run of thirteen episodes. Throughout both series, Hal was played by Ellis Jones, with Roy Barraclough as his long-suffering boss, Mr Cobbledick.
The first series of 13 episodes was released on DVD on 22 September 2009. The second series of 13 episodes was released on 1 July 2013.
- Pardon My Genie on Internet Movie Database
- Pardon My Genie at British Comedy Guide
- TV Comedy Classics - (broken link) a site which used to claim to have episode downloads for some series, but in fact did not.
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