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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 

The misadventures of a nerdish teenage boy as recorded in his personal diary.
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Series cast summary:
Gian Sammarco ...
Stephen Moore ...
 George Mole 6 episodes, 1985
Bill Fraser ...
Lindsey Stagg ...
 Pandora Braithwaite 6 episodes, 1985
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 Nigel Partridge 6 episodes, 1985
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 Pauline Mole 5 episodes, 1985
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 May Mole 5 episodes, 1985
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 Mr. Scruton 4 episodes, 1985
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 Barry Kent 4 episodes, 1985
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 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 ...
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
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 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
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Storyline

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 <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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16 September 1985 (UK)  »

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bert Baxter: What are you trying to do, kill me? I hate fresh air!
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Connections

Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) See more »

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Profoundly In Love With Pandora
Composed and performed by Ian Dury and Chaz Jankel
[series theme tune]
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Love this series
19 June 2013 | by 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.

Tessie


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