Lists: Absurdist comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster?"

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1977: # 0)

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  • Michael Palin (Dennis Cooper)
  • Harry H. Corbett (Squire)
  • John Le Mesurier (Passelewe)
  • Warren Mitchell (Mr. Fishfinger)
  • Max Wall (King Bruno the Questionable)
  • Rodney Bewes (The Other Squire)
  • John Bird (1st Herald)
  • Bernard Bresslaw (The Landlord)
  • Deborah Fallender (The Princess)
  • Derek Francis (Bishop)
  • Annette Badland (Griselda Fishfinger)
  • Kenneth Colley (1st Fanatic)
  • Jerold Wells (Wat Dabney)
  • Gorden Kaye (Sister Jessica)
  • David Prowse (Red Herring / Black Knight)
  • Roger Pratt (Man Living in Barrel)
  • Simon Williams (The Prince)
  • Derrick OConnor (Flying Hogfish Peasant)
  • Peter Cellier (1st Merchant)
  • Frank Williams (2nd Merchant)
  • Antony Carrick (3rd Merchant)
  • Bryan Pringle (Guard at the Gate)
  • John Sharp (Sergeant at the Gate)
  • Graham Crowden (Fanatics Leader)
  • Janine Duvitski (Fanatic)
  • Christopher Logue (Spaghetti Eating Fanatic)
  • Brenda Cowling (Mrs Fishfinger)
  • Paul Curran (Mr Cooper Snr)
  • Brian Glover (Armourer)
  • Derek Deadman (Apprentice Armourer)
  • Tony Aitken (Flagellant)
  • Roy Evans (Ratman)
  • Bill Gavin (Old Man with Petition)
  • Harold Goodwin (1st Peasant)
  • Hilary Sesta (Scrubber)
  • Sheridan Earl Russell (Kevin Fishfinger)
  • Alexandra Dane (Landlords Wife)
  • Terry Gilliam (Man with Rock)
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