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 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (2001) See more »

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How to make a classic TV show
27 January 2000 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I clearly remember this when it was on TV here in NZ (about 1987). This is an amazing piece of TV history. I was only at primary school, but everyone I knew was talking about this nonstop! Some years later I remembered it and purchased all the books, managed to find a copy of The Secret Diary (first series) and watched again. It is amazing how close they were to the book, in some cases almost word-for-word.

All in all an excellent series, that follows the novels very closely, and makes the characters behind the words seem much more life-like and real (the actor they chose for Adrian was almost exactly like I imagined him to be!)

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