Follyfoot (1971–1973)

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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit ... See full summary »


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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit Follyfoot Farm, which is a part of his estate that looks after unwanted and unloved horses. It is only here that Dora feels truly happy, but what will happen when her parents return? Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Release Date:

28 June 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die Follyfoot Farm  »

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(39 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The TV series was based on the novel "Cobbler's Dream" by Monica Dickens. In this book, the farm was not named. The name "Follyfoot Farm" was devised by Tamara Essex, daughter of the programme's producer and writer Tony Essex, based on the village of Follifoot (note the slightly different spelling) in North Yorkshire, which was a few miles from Hollin Farm, the location used for the farm in the series. Monica Dickens wrote several more books in the early 1970s to coincide with the TV series, and referred to the previously un-named farm as "Follyfoot Farm" in those books. See more »


Referenced in The Trip: Holbeck Ghyll (2010) See more »


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How can I ever forget this movie.
19 April 2004 | by (Enschede, Holland) – See all my reviews

Follyfoot was a very succesfull movie for children and adults who like horses a lot. In 1971 I was a child but until now I never forgot about it. If there would be someone who has this serie on tape it would please a lot of people to let me know. I know that in Germany for example is a website for follyfoot fans. Hopefully I hear something of someone who liked the serie as well as I did. Also I do not know who are paul and Steve? I saw the sirie twice, ones in English and ones in German. I always thought that in English it was Steve and in German it was Paul but that it was one and the same boy. If I see the pictures at the internet I cannot see two boys, so which one is paul?

Regards, Ronald van der Struik >

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