Based on the best selling books by popular children's author Enid Blyton; when Julian, Dick and Anne are sent to live with their Aunt and uncle in the English countryside they clash with ... See full summary »
The Famous Five Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy (the dog) spend their vacation together, while George's dad (Professor Quentin ) is staying on a nearby island where he works on a ... See full summary »
The five friends George, Julian, Dick, Anne and Timmy the dog, go for the first time together on holiday. Without parents they set out on a bike ride that takes them into the legendary Cat ... See full summary »
The four kids, Julian, Dick, Georgina and Anne plus the dog Tim go on a bike-trip without any grownups around, but they are soon followed by a another boy, Richard, who is pursued by ... See full summary »
Join Philip, Lucy-Ann, Dinah and Jack on a spectacular series of adventures, as they set out on holiday to discover mysterious islands, navigate treacherous rivers, scale craggy mountain tops, and even find time to escape with the circus.
Pumuckl is a nice and sometimes naughty goblin who used to live with a cabinet maker named Franz Eder. Mr. Eder has had to live through quite some trouble because Pumuckl always was up to ... See full summary »
I was 9 when I read my first Famous Five book, which I borrowed from a friend. It was the adventure of the scientist being held kidnapped in the old castle and the Five's troubles with the fairground people. From that day on I became an addict. Enid Blyton certainly had the knack for creating interesting stories with a great deal of suspense that kept you in tenterhooks. In a little over four years I managed to gather the entire collection of the FF books, 1980s hardback Spanish editions which I still own today. This series was first broadcast in Spain in 1978 -I was too young at that time but I remember it-, and then again in the summer-autumn of 1987, when I was 14 and had read all of the books. I loved it right away, although I found the contemporary settings with bottom-bell trousers, long-haired boys and the Ford Fiestas and Cortinas a little funny. Still, the kids' acting is all right, they had talent: George is the stubborn tomboy but quite likable, Anne (fortunately!) is a lot more mature than in the original stories, Julian is the same I-know-everything bossy type but still fine, and Dick (my favourite) is very much like in the books too, always in the background and under Julian's authority but yet he saves the day quite a few times. Michael Hinz makes an excellent Uncle Quentin, since he brings to the character some real-life maturity he has not in the books. I wonder why the screenwriters created the Rogers character instead of having Joan the cook, but I like him all right and his scenes are often comical since he is a bit of a fool. And then the cast of guest actors to play the baddies: Ronald Fraser, Patrick Troughton, Brian Glover... You will never see a cast like that in a children's series nowadays.
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