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 »
Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an ... See full summary »
One day at an academy, 7 people sneak aboard a mysterious spaceship. The people consist of 5 students, who are Harlan, the athletic leader from earth; Catalina, the Saturnian rainbow-head ... See full summary »
When 14 year old Australian teenager, Kathy Morgan, discovers a mysterious boat during a family vacation, she decides to investigate - little realising that the boat is actually 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 five friends on vacation on an exotic island while diving in a shipwreck exploring around they found a mysterious compass, which is the indication of a pirate treasure, according to the... 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 to create 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 series of the FF books, hardback Spanish editions which I still own today. This series was first broadcast in Spain in 1979 -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 the Ford Fiestas and Cortinas a little funny. Still, the acting is all right though. I love Michael Hinz as Uncle Quentin, since he brings to the character some real-life maturity he has not in the books. George is just like in the books, the stubborn tomboy. Anne (fortunately!) is a lot more mature and less irritating than in the original stories. Julian is more or less the same I-know-everything bossy type but still likable, and Dick (my all-time 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. I have seen the 1990s remake, and although I love the 1940-50's art direction, the kids' acting is often ridiculous, Uncle Quentin is a total wally and the whole thing looks like a light parody of the FF stories rather than a serious adaptation.
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