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 ...
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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>
When the props department was preparing Hollin Hall farm (the location used for Follyfoot farm) they needed a dead tree to use as the Lightning Tree. They found one and planted it in the farmyard. However they soon found that it developed buds because it was still alive, so whenever it was included in shot, any green leaves had to be removed to make it look dead. See more »
Forget the show, which never grabbed me as a kid, but that theme tune. The haunting sounds of folkies The Settlers singing The Lightning Tree (a symbol of the show) is my favourite TV theme. It took me ages to find the record, but since I did it's never been off my turntable. Time someone sampled it really - I put it on a tape and brought it into work and everyone was entranced by it. Best theme tune of all time? You decide.
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