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# 64, 64, 64 Zoo Lane 64, 64, 64 Zoo Lane... #
Hello, I'm Lucy. I live at 64 Zoo Lane
and I have very special neighbours. Look!
# There's one with a hump, one who can jump, and one who is plump
# 64, 64, 64 Zoo Lane
# Some like it hot, some like it chilly, some like it silly
# 64, 64, 64 Zoo Lane
# Some are friendly, some are scary But not one is ordinary
# 64, 64, 64 Zoo Lane
# Some are spotty, some are stripy Prickly...woolly...furry...slimy
# Some are big, some are small And Georgina is incredibly tall
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Bedtime, Lucy! >
-Can we help you?
Good evening, sir. I'm the Story Inspector.
-I've come to inspect your stories.
-Stories? We have wonderful stories!
They're very funny! And quite dramatic.
But they never, ever go on beyond bedtime.
-Haven't I seen you somewhere before?
-N-No. No, I don't think so.
Now, I'd like to hear... I mean INSPECT a story, please.
We'd love to tell you a story, but we can't.
-We have to wait till our friend Lucy arrives.
-Oh, I see.
-But maybe this once we can make an exception.
-Oh, thank you, Nelson!
-I've got a story about an important visitor, just like you.
the animals in Africa met by the baobab tree to hear the latest news.
Good morning. I'm William the weaver bird with the Savannah News.
The weather -
the sun will be hot, the sand will be dry and the water will be wet!
Here is a news flash -
because the leaves have fallen early this year
Cleopatra will visit the water hole today.
Who's Cleopatra? She must be really important.
Ahem! Well, that's all for now.
This was William the weaver bird on the Savannah News.
Hey, Esmerelda, stop it! That tickles!
Have you heard? Cleopatra's coming today. She's really important.
Oh, dear! I've got so much dusting to do. Better get started.
Hi, Esmerelda. How's things?
Can't stop, Audrey.
Herbert's just told me Cleopatra's coming. I must tidy the savannah.
-She's really very famous.
-Famous?! I'd better prepare some food, then!
BOTH: Did someone say "food"? Yes - for Cleopatra. She's a star!
-We'll need a spread - watermelon, mogo chips...
-There's a bush over by the jungle.
Will someone PLEASE tell me what all the fuss is about?!
We're expecting a visitor!
She's really famous so we're putting on a welcoming party and everything!
-Yes! For Cleopatra!
-Cleopatra? LADY Cleopatra?
With a name like that, she must be a lioness.
Everyone knows that lions have royal blood.
Why, our visitor must be Cleopatra, the Queen of the Far Faraway Hills!
-Better do lots of mogo chips, then.
-I'm taking charge immediately.
Right! Line up, everyone!
I want a nice, tidy savannah. Try to do something about these leaves
and everyone must be on their best behaviour.
'So all the animals got ready
'for the arrival of Cleopatra, Queen of the Far Faraway Hills.'
Pick only the biggest and juiciest!
Hurry up! There's no time to lose! Everything must be perfect!
# Welcome, Cleopatra!
# Welcome, Cleopatra-a-a-a! #
Well done, everyone! Good team work.
Herbert, the red carpet, please!
-Well, what now, Reggie?
-Now, we wait for Her Royal Highness to arrive.
'The animals waited and waited.'
Sorry. I didn't have much breakfast.
Why not try a bumbleberry? They're very juicy.
-Well, I...I don't know...
-Go on. There's plenty. Reggie won't notice.
'The bumbleberries were deliciously juicy.
'They ate far too many of them.'
Nelson! Georgina! What are you doing?
-We have an important visitor...
-..And you get hiccups!
-Hi, there! >
Can I help? Only we're expecting the Queen of the Far Faraway Hills.
I'm Cleopatra. I'm doing the leaves.
But...you're not a lioness.
Course not! I'm a porcupine, silly!
You must be Reggie the lion. How's it going?
-But I... But... But...
-Reggie, the speech.
-What? Oh, yes, of course.
-We, the animals of the savannah...
-..Are here to mark...
..A very special occasion.
We are here to welcome Cleopatra,
the...porcupine, as our honoured guest.
We have prepared a humble banquet
-of the finest...food.
Now I, Reginald the lion, would like to ask Georgina the giraffe
to perform the anthem of welcome.
# Welcome - hic! - Cleopatra!
# Welcome - HIC! - Cleopatra-a-a! #
Hic! Hic! Hic! Hic! Hic!
-What's he doing?
-He's dancing, look...
Oh, how embarrassing. It's all gone wrong! I'm so sorry, ma'am.
The food...the music... It's... It's... It's...
-I beg your pardon?
Brilliant! The speech was very funny!
And I enjoyed the elephant's dance!
-Let's all do it, when I've swept up the leaves.
-Swept up the leaves?
That's my job - a savannah sweeper. I always come at this time of year.
You can stop calling me Cleopatra. All my friends call me Patsy!
THE ANIMALS CHEER
Right...what about this party, then?
THEY HICCUP AND LAUGH
Excuse me, Reginald. Could I have the next dance?
It would be a pleasure, Cleo...uh, Patsy.
-# Welcome - hic!
-# ..Cleopatra! Hic!
-# ..Welcome - hic!
# ..Cleopatra-a-a-a! #
'Everyone enjoyed it and looked forward to Patsy's next visit.'
-That was a lovely story, Molly!
-Thank you, Inspector.
I give it ten out of ten! Nelson, I'll inspect a story from you now.
I give your disguise ten out of ten, Lucy,
but I'm afraid it's bedtime now.
BOTH: You didn't fool us for a minute!
I thought if I was an important visitor, I might get an extra story.
You are our most important visitor, Lucy.
-Sweet dreams, everyone.
-ALL: Goodnight, Lucy!
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Subtitles by Morag Reive BBC Broadcast - 2002
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