ESOTERIC, I.E. IFFY “animal living with human family” ITV situationism starring a baby elephant. Cartoon format but, crucially, not stop-frame, presumably for budgetary reasons. Instead, shot in a money-saving storyboarded style that was also popularised by ISSI NOHO, although some dynamism was afforded by the rostrum camera tracking across the frame at particularly dramatic moments. Otherwise, we’re talking a sequence of static hand-drawn tableaux, folks. So what was the premise? Titular pachyderm “bit his mother’s fountain pen and broke it in two” while having a bath. “The ink it squirted in the water, wow, and his mother’s got a blue boy now.” Evidently it wasn’t water-solvent ink as the elephant was then lumbered with blue skin for the rest of the series, and, presumably the rest of his life.