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 »
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>
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 »
This really was a great children's show of the 1970's. Based on the bestselling books by Charles Dickens great-granddaughter, Monica. At Follyfoot Farm, the Colonel looks after old and ill-treated horses, helped by his stepdaughter, Callie, and two stable-hands, Dora and Steve. These three have plenty to do at the stables, but can always find time to get involved in the mystery and adventure that abound at the farm. Anyone who loves horses and enjoyed Black Beauty for example would love this show as would anyone seeking good old fashioned entertainment. And that theme song-once you hear it you can't stop singing it! So go on, sit back, sing along and enjoy some nostalgia. they really don't make them like this anymore.
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