A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.




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Series cast summary:
Rupert Farley ...
 Fox / ... (39 episodes, 1993-1995)
Stacey Gregg ...
 Adder / ... (39 episodes, 1993-1995)
 Toad / ... (39 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jeremy Barrett ...
 Mr. Rabbit / ... (38 episodes, 1993-1995)
Sally Grace ...
 Weasel / ... (38 episodes, 1993-1995)
Pamela Keevil Kral ...
 Mrs. Squirrel / ... (37 episodes, 1993-1995)


A group of animals have to leave their home, the Farthing Wood, which was destroyed by the people. They travel to the famous White Deer Park and want to make a new home there. Fox is their leader and Toad their guide. Also with them are Badger, a very old resident of the Farthing Wood, Owl, who is very wise and often helps them, and Mole, the little friend of Badger. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

January 1993 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Als die Tiere den Wald verließen  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Two of the books did not make it in the TV series. The Siege of White Deer Park was deemed too frightening for target audience and Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins was a prequel to the very first book. The Adventure Begins was published in 1994 during the airing of the second season. See more »


The weasel in the series is greatly oversized, being depicted as similar in size to an otter. In reality, weasels are tiny animals, smaller than rats. See more »


Owl: The darkest hour is just before the dawn. It is, you know!
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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #33.5 (2007) See more »

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Please make children shows like this again
25 December 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When you look at kids shows today you can't believe the things you watched when you were a kid. Today no one would make a show like this because now it's politically incorrect. And if they did it would be marketed for older teenagers. This show had violence, complexity, depth, realism, moralistic debates and good wry humour. Today's show's for the same age group by comparison are childish, shallow and plain silly which don't get me wrong they have a place in our TV viewing habits but when it is the only thing you can give your kids to watch, well it's rather sad.

This was a show were they didn't shy from the fact that predators eat prey, the characters had real personality clashes and there was no fully good or fully bad character they all had a bit of both. They even dealt with the issues of death, loss and grief. We have become so afraid of children getting hurt our TV shows treat our kids like idiots. I was 7 to 8 when I watched this show and I understood all the themes and moral dilemmas moreover I wanted to know about them and since parents aren't going discuss things like that with a 7 yr old kid I really got to thank shows like this for helping me build a moral character.

Come on TV land be daring make kids shows like this again. Kids need stimulation not constant mindless candy floss.

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