The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (1985)

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

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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)
Chris Gascoyne ...
 Barry Kent (4 episodes, 1985)
 Mr. Scruton (4 episodes, 1985)
Mary Maddox ...
 Ms Fossington-Gore (3 episodes, 1985)
Brenda Cowling ...
 Matron (3 episodes, 1985)
Ahmed Khalil ...
 Mr. Singh (3 episodes, 1985)
Doris Hare ...
 Queenie Baxter (2 episodes, 1985)
Su Elliot ...
 Doreen Slater (2 episodes, 1985)
Paul Greenwood ...
 Mr. Lucas (2 episodes, 1985)
Robin Herford ...
 Ivan Braithwaite (2 episodes, 1985)
 Tania Braithwaite (2 episodes, 1985)
 Mrs. Singh (2 episodes, 1985)
Bill Wallis ...
 Dr. Gray (2 episodes, 1985)
Anthony Watson ...
 Maxwell Slater (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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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 »


Adrian Mole: It'll be really good to have her back. Love is the only thing that keeps me sane.
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Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) See more »

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Very well done - apart from the Brummy accents!
23 May 2004 | by (Leicester, England) – See all my reviews

I first read The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 when I was about 14 and decided to have another read 10 years on. When I discovered that a TV series had been made and that it was filmed in Leicester (where the author of the book is from, where the story is based and where I live) I decided to buy the VHS from Amazon.

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this adaptation of the book! Gian Sammarco (who plays Adrian Mole) is spot on and I was very surprised to find that he hasn't done a lot else apart from this. And indeed I recognise bits of Leicester - The Sainsbury's Supermarket on Humberstone Gate and the City Centre Clock Tower to name a couple.

But the one thing that drove me absolutely crazy about this is the actor's putting on Birmingham accents! Why oh why were they made to do this? None of the characters are from Birmingham or even know anyone from Birmingham - they are Leicester born and bred (just like myself). HOW FRUSTRATING!

But apart from that I can't complain about the acting at all - they were very good and the casting is simply superb! A lot of the characters are exactly how I imagined them to be.

I don't think Adrian Mole fans will be disappointed by this at all. Very well done.

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