The adventures of a warren of rabbits as they struggle to develop their new home & protect it from the various threats they face.
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Andrew Falvey ...
 Fiver (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Bigwig (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Hawkbit (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Blackberry (38 episodes, 1999-2001)
Phill Jupitus ...
 Dandelion (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Hazel (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Kehaar (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Vervain / ... (24 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Heeding the warning of a vision of their old home's destruction, a group of rabbits led by Hazel, his brother Fiver the visionary, the ever inventive doe, Blackberry, and Bigwig, a former member of their old home's military class, go in search of a new home. With the help of new found friends like Kehaar the gull and Hannah the mouse, Fiver's vision leads them to a home called Watership Down. Now, Hazel and his friends must establish their warren and protect it from the threats they face which include humans, predators, and especially the menace of a tyrannically militaristic warren led by the merciless General Woundwart. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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When the series premiered, the producers took pains to reassure potential audiences that unlike the feature film, which is notorious for its bloody violence and weighty themes, the main characters in this version would be survive their adventures unscathed. See more »

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Version of Watership Down (1978) See more »

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In Fields of Sun
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Mike Batt
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If there's nothing on the other channel....
18 December 1999 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The famous novel is the latest thing to fall victim to the commercialism industry. Everywhere you look now there is 'Watership Down' merchandising based on this TV series.

Re-makes rarely turn out anything as good as the originals, and that's certainly the case here. This series is a product of a modern generation which seems to think that kids can only watch cosily bland stuff - I saw the original film when I was a youngster and I never had nightmares. The voices in this TV series version are variable. A few of the vocalists from the original film return, but most of the voices are just typical 'cute cartoon bunny' voices and many supposedly serious scenes are rendered laughable.

Too early-morning-cartoony to be taken seriously, too slow and uneventful to be regarded as comedy. Do yourself a favour and get the original film on video - it's been re-graded from a PG (Parental Guidence) to a U (suitable for all), so even the producers must realise it isn't all that shocking for youngsters.


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