Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979– )

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Series cast summary:
 Huckleberry Finn (26 episodes, 1980)
Sammy Snyders ...
 Tom Sawyer (26 episodes, 1980)
 Aunt Polly (26 episodes, 1980)
Bernie Coulson ...
 Sid (26 episodes, 1980)
 Jim (14 episodes, 1980)


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1 January 1980 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Die Abenteuer von Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn  »

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(26 episodes)

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Theme tune composed by Ted Ottley
Lyrics by Paul Wilson
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The best version of both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
31 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

That's saying a bit seeing as adaptations of both books have been hit-and-miss in quality, especially with Huckleberry Finn. Both have very good adaptations(Tom Sawyer with the 1938 film, Huckleberry Finn with the Mickey Rooney film) but none outstanding. Until this 26-part 11-hour show, which is very close to perfect(apart from occasional lapses in dubbing and lip-synching particularly with Aunt Polly). Huckleberry Finn and His Friends is beautifully and authentically filmed with very appropriately chosen locations. The music is lilting and haunting in equal measures depending on the tone of each scene, with a theme tune that will leave you humming for days. The dialogue has the spirit of Mark Twain's way with words and phrasing with some light-hearted humour and some very touching and dark moments. The story is incredibly compelling from the get go and captures the details and spirit of the storytelling of both books, even with the odd omission here and there. It is also one of the few adaptations of either book that not just captures the lighter nostalgic charm as seen in the friendship between Tom and Huck(Becky and particularly Jim also) but also the grimmer, darker aspects, like with Injun Joe(his leap from the court-room is not one to forget) and Pap, doing that while balancing them adeptly. The acting is very, very good especially from a superb Ian Tracey as Huck, and he is supported wonderfully by in particular a spirited Tom, a creepy Injun Joe, the roguish Duke and Dauphin, a brutish Pap, a kindly Aunt Polly and a very dignified Jim. All in all, a wonderful show and the best version of either book, if you haven't read either yet do, Huckleberry Finn is a little hard to get into at first but they're both excellent. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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