parsley the lion

The Adventures Of Parsley

The Adventures Of Parsley, 1970

Spin Off from the cult kids classic “The Herbs”.   The Adventures Of Parsley ran for thirty two five minute episodes, between 1970 and 1971.  It was broadcast in the slot that brought to a close Children’s TV for the day. preceding the early evening news.

Unlike in The Herbs the animal characters talked and a typical episode would feature dialogue between the overenthusiastic Dill the dog and the more laid back, deadpan Parsley.  Other characters from The Herbs popped up in the show from time to time.


The Adventures Of Parsley was exactly what it says on the tin.  The adventures of Parsley the lion and his friend Dill the dog.

Opening credits featured either Parsley the lion roaring or Dill the dog barking with their head in a circle, in parody of MGM’s logo.











Narrated By: Gordon Rollings


Channel: BBC1
Written And Created By: Michael Bond
Produced By: FilmFair
Directed By: Ivor Wood
Original Transmission Dates: 6th April 1970 – 1st February 1971