Five Children and It (1991– )

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Five children discover a Psammead in the local sand pit, they find out the Psammead will grant them three wishes.

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Series cast summary:
Simon Godwin ...
 Cyril (6 episodes, 1991)
Nicole Mowat ...
 Anthea (6 episodes, 1991)
Charles Richards ...
 Robert (6 episodes, 1991)
Tamzen Audas ...
 Jane (6 episodes, 1991)
Lewis Wilson ...
 The Lamb (6 episodes, 1991)
Alexander Wilson ...
 The Lamb (6 episodes, 1991)
Laura Brattan ...
 Martha (6 episodes, 1991)
Francis Wright ...
 The Psammead (6 episodes, 1991)
Paul Shearer ...
 Andrew (4 episodes, 1991)
Penny Morrell ...
 Lady Chittenden (3 episodes, 1991)
David Garlick ...
 Groom (3 episodes, 1991)
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Five children discover a Psammead in the local sand pit, they find out the Psammead will grant them three wishes.

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The lyrics to the "Wishing" song, which The Psammead performs during the closing credits are: When you want you're heart's desire/And there's nothing but the fire/Of a madly yearning wild imagination/When all you have to do is choose/And if you don't your bound to loose/Something special in your life will pass you by/Castles in the air/Or a chest purest gold/Start a quest/Before you're old/Try wishing/A little harder every day/Wishing/To chase the clouds away!/In the twinkling of an eye/You'll grow tall/or even fly/You won't know until you try/So do/And in the magic that you find/Dream your dream away. See more »

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The Psammead is seen singing "Wishing" during the closing credits. See more »

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Wishing
Composed by Michael Omer
Sung by Francis Wright
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Brilliant series
19 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This series is very good, it's enjoyable for children and even adults, and is a nice dramatisation of E. Nesbit's book of the same name. It sticks closely to the book, has some great story lines and has heaps of humour as well as dramatic moments and some fantastic magic. Obviously, because it was made in 1991, the special effects aren't really too special, but they're fine. The acting is also fine - the child actors aren't phenomenal, but they were all believable and easy to watch. The baby was adorably cute, as was the Psammead. The series is excellent, it is still available on video and sometimes played on television so this is what you should watch instead of the modern terrible film.


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