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 Karel Majer (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Rumburak (13 episodes, 1979)
Alena Karesová ...
 Narrator (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Princess Arabela (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Margret Hermannová / ... (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Petr Majer (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Fairy Queen (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Fairy King (12 episodes, 1979)
Ondrej Kepka ...
 Honzík Majer (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Wizard Vigo / ... (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Princess Xenie (10 episodes, 1979)
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 Stunk (8 episodes, 1979)
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 TV assistant Gros (8 episodes, 1979)
Petr Svojtka ...
 Petr's Alienist (8 episodes, 1979)
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 Director Novak (7 episodes, 1979)
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 Prince Willibald (7 episodes, 1979)
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 Witch (6 episodes, 1979)
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 Witch (6 episodes, 1979)
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 Miss Müllerová (6 episodes, 1979)
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 Head Physician (6 episodes, 1979)
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 Majer's neighbour (6 episodes, 1979)
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Nowadays an almost legendary Czech TV series very successfully mixing two worlds: the world of ours and the world of fairy tales. Princess Arabela, the daughter of the Fairy King escapes before the revenge of a cunning and conceitful magician Rumburak and leaves the world of fairy tales. She meets Petr Majer in the world of ours and falls in love with him. Spells, a magic ring, the bowl of seeing, a flying suitcase and magic things play a very important role in the series. Written by Jiri Kacetl

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De sprookjesbruid  »

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In 2013, Václav Vorlícek was asked to direct an upcoming remake of the series for German television with all-German cast. He refused. See more »

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Referenced in Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #2.1 (2016) See more »

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The best TV series of my childhood
21 May 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I have nostalgic memories about this series. The best kids TV series of the '80s for communist countries. It was broadcast on Sunday in my country Romania, at 11.00am, and the whole day I was dreaming the episode. It had the power to transport the kids for 30 minutes to a world of magic and hope, in a time of darkness, lack of food and electricity. All the kids were talking the next day at school about the magic adventures they witnessed. It was the 30 minutes drop of heaven. Has been aired several times, because there was nothing against the communist party's doctrina and propaganda in this series. I remember it had a sequel, it was done with the same cast and it worked, kids loved this too. I would like to have this show on DVD for my kids, but I can't find it anywhere. If it has not been restored in digital format probably is already reddish in color like all the TV footage from the '80s.


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