Children's series about a magic coin that can grant wishes.
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 Mrs. Parker / ... 24 episodes, 1995-2001
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 Uncle Ginger 18 episodes, 1995-2000
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Children's series about a magic coin that can grant wishes.

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While the series is largely based on the novels by Dick King-Smith, the producers also credit the work of J.C. Lucey as being a strong influence, particularly in relation to the rabbit king. See more »

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Flogging a dead horse
5 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

For the first couple of series (back in 1995), this was a good series. But, like with so many CBBC programmes adapted from books, it has run on far too long - losing all of its originality and degrading into pathetic slapstick.

I believe it was based a a Dick King Smith novel - the title 'The Queen's Nose' was because you had to rub the Queen's nose (on the 'head' side)on the 50p to make a wish. It was the tale of Harmony and her family, including the mysterious Uncle Ginger - (who knew all about the magic coin, amongst other things!).

I can only think that the BBC continues to make this because the children who watch it these days don't have the attention span to watch a 'real' programme (which this once was) with a proper storyline and plot.


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