The weirdest thing for me was seeing clips of it in colour. It did indeed leave an impression on me but very much a black and white one. On BBC it was part of a series called Tales Of Europe. The same guy narrated all of them. I think they may have repeated them quite a few times. The Tinder Box was another one of the series if I recall correctly.
I also recall a foreign sci fi series that may have been narrated by the same person. It involved two aliens. In my memory one of them looked a lot like David McCallum. He was asked how old he was. He responded I'm not old, I'm young. I'd love to know what this was. It's been bugging me for years. If anyone knows please put me out of my misery.