The Famous Five (1978–1979)

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 Julian / ... (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Dick / ... (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Anne / ... (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michelle Gallagher ...
 George (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Timmy the Dog (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Quentin Kirrin / ... (25 episodes, 1978-1979)
Susanna Best ...
 Fanny Kirrin / ... (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Rogers (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
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Love the books, love this show!
29 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At 18, I am a huge Enid Blyton fan. I have read a lot of her books, and have loved them to death. They are funny, charming and have a real sense of innocence and enchantment about them. That said, I absolutely love this show, it maintains all of the charm of the books and is just a lot of fun to watch.

It is pleasant to look at, with crisp photography and the scenery is often gorgeous. The music is wonderful as well, the theme song is great to sing along to and the background music is beautiful, adventurous and haunting. The writing is touching and funny constantly, and the story lines are faithful in structure to the books and still have their sense of adventure and fun.

Everybody acting wise are well cast, from lead down to supporting. Julian is still intelligent, Dick is gentle, Anne is actually more likable than she is in the books and George is suitably tomboy-ish. Aunt Fanny is an inspiring mother figure and Professor Kirren is fussy, strict yet caring and intelligent. The real star though is Toddy the dog as Timmy, I loved Timmy in the books, I adored him here, he is so cute and likable not to mention well trained as well.

Overall, if you love Enid Blyton and love the Famous Five, I think you will like/love this. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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