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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Aspect Ratio:

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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Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) See more »

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Love this series
19 June 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I agree with Ben Spencer - I lived in Leicester for some time in 1981, and while it's obvious Adrian is a local a lot of the other accents on the show sounded just wrong - not Midlands at all. Glad it was not just me that thought this.

However this series is a classic gem. The characters are brilliant - Bert, Queenie, Grandma, and the parents. It captures that time in Britain just beautifully.

I am buying a copy of the DVD as all I have is an old video. Recommend this show - at least 8 out of 10.


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