The misadventures of a nerdish teenage boy as recorded in his personal diary.






Series cast summary:
Gian Sammarco ...
 Adrian Mole (6 episodes, 1985)
Stephen Moore ...
 George Mole (6 episodes, 1985)
Bill Fraser ...
 Bert Baxter (6 episodes, 1985)
Lindsey Stagg ...
 Pandora Braithwaite (6 episodes, 1985)
 Nigel Partridge (6 episodes, 1985)
 Pauline Mole (5 episodes, 1985)
 May Mole (5 episodes, 1985)
 Mr. Scruton (4 episodes, 1985)
 Barry Kent (4 episodes, 1985)
 Tania Braithwaite (3 episodes, 1985)
Robin Herford ...
 Ivan Braithwaite (3 episodes, 1985)
Mary Maddox ...
 Ms Fossington-Gore (3 episodes, 1985)
Ahmed Khalil ...
 Mr. Singh (3 episodes, 1985)
Brenda Cowling ...
 Matron (3 episodes, 1985)
Paul Greenwood ...
 Mr. Lucas (2 episodes, 1985)
Doris Hare ...
 Queenie Baxter (2 episodes, 1985)
Su Elliot ...
 Doreen Slater (2 episodes, 1985)
Bill Wallis ...
 Dr. Gray (2 episodes, 1985)
 Mrs. Singh (2 episodes, 1985)
Nikki Brooks ...
 Claire Neilson (2 episodes, 1985)
Walter McMonagle ...
 Mr. O'Leary (2 episodes, 1985)
Maggie Shevlin ...
 Mrs. O'Leary (2 episodes, 1985)
Jeremy Austin ...
 Craig Thomas (2 episodes, 1985)
Anthony Watson ...
 Maxwell Slater (2 episodes, 1985)
Gladis Robinson ...
 Old Lady (2 episodes, 1985)


Poor Adrian has a lot on his plate! His parents are perpetually on the verge of divorce, he volunteers to help the aged and gets stuck with a revolting old man who treats him like a skivvy, he thinks he's an intellectual but still can't manage to do very well at school, the girl he liked starts going out with his best friend and the only person who seems on his side is his mad old grandma. Written by Roseanne Hodge <>

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

16 September 1985 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A 13 és 3/4 éves Adrian Mole titkos naplója  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The series takes place from January 1, 1981 to April 3, 1982. See more »


When Adrian and his dad are shopping in 1981 Leicester, an advert for the Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre can be seen. This centre was not built until 1984. See more »


[repeated line]
Adrian Mole: Just my luck...
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Followed by The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987) See more »

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Very funny a timely book for those of us in the teen years
30 October 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This was actually on the telly as a TV Series in 1985 but was repeated in 1987. Certainly helped me along the way as i was the same age and could relate. I think we were all in love with Pandora, Attractive and forthright with a strong spirit. Sue Townsend writes very well and keeps you buried in the book, page after page. The Screen adaption was done very well and the people chosen to play the characters were, in my opinion, perfect. Julie Walters does an outstanding job as Adrians mum and Gian Sammarco was perfect for the role of Adrian. Such was the impact that even now at 34&3/4(funny) i still read them and they are still very funny. A Must read/watch for anyone suffered through being called a nerd!!!!! and I am sure will be appreciated even by the last two generation of kids after my generation.

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