Fabulous Films has just started the dubbing of the 13 Original 'Lost' Episodes of the Cult Japanese classic Monkey. These were never shown on BBC TV and have only been available on DVD in sub-titled versions. The dubbing started on the 15th December 2003 and is due to be completed by March 2004. Fabulous Films have decided to do this to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the show in 2004, which also happens to be the Chinese Year Of the Monkey.
Over the last year Fabulous Films has painstakingly tracked down all the original dubbing cast and is using the original studio and recording equipment. The impressive cast includes Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers), Miriam Margoyles (Harry Potter) and Bert Kwok (Pink Panther).
The cast is as follows: David Collings (original Monkey), Peter Woodthorpe (original Pigsy), Gareth Armstrong (original Sandy), Maria Wahlberg (original Tripitaka), Bert Kwok (Narrator - replaces the deceased Frank Duncan), Andrew Sachs (original Yu -Lung), Miriam Margoyles and Peter Marinker (both originals doing various voices).