Bobino was first and foremost a triumph for Guy Sanche, who played the role for over 28 years. He also wrote the script until 1959, when Michel Cailloux took over the task. The latter claimed that he would work at least eight hours on each of the Bobino scripts. Bobinette, the second central character on the program, who was brought on board by Michel Cailloux as of 1959, was a puppet who embodied a mischievous little girl, manipulated and played at first by Paule Bayard who died at a young age in 1973, and then by Christine Lamer.
In 1966, after 1,600 black and white episodes had been aired, Bobino became a colour production. The adventure would last until 1985, totalling some 5,000 episodes in all. Reruns were then broadcast until 1989.
Written by Yvon Chouinard - August, 2008