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The Famous Five 

Modern adaptation of Enid Blyton's adventure stories about Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog.




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1979   1978  




Series cast summary:
Marcus Harris Marcus Harris ...  Julian 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Gary Russell Gary Russell ...  Dick 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Jennifer Thanisch Jennifer Thanisch ...  Anne 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Michele Galagher Michele Galagher ...  George 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Toddy Toddy ...  Timmy the Dog 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Michael Hinz ...  Quentin Kirrin / ... 25 episodes, 1978-1979
Friedrich von Thun ...  Rogers 13 episodes, 1978-1979
Susanna Best Susanna Best ...  Fanny Kirrin / ... 12 episodes, 1978-1979


Modern adaptation of Enid Blyton's adventure stories about Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog.

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Michelle Gallager
26 July 2009 | by kathyjpSee all my reviews

The 1978 Famous Five series has always been a favourite with me. I was only 12 at the time it began, but watched repeats of it during my teens. I always loved Michelle as George, but I've heard that she died some time ago. This is very sad if true! It is lovely to think we have this series to remember her by. I'm glad that the rest of the 'Five' in this show are still living and doing well. I have most of this series on DVD now and even though I'm well out of my youth, still play the show once in a while. I liked Quentin Kirrin in this series and his wife, they were great and Quentin was very much like his book self, eccentric, short-tempered,yet gentle and kind. Although, I wish we had seen a little of Julian, Dick and Anne's parents-they did occasionally come into the books, but I can't remember much of them in the series, at all-if you watch the 1996 series you do see them with their 3 children, a little. I wish more of Enid Blyton's books were produced for TV, children still love them and read them today. The 1996 series of 'Five' is also a very good one for those who enjoy this Blyton series.

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3 July 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fünf Freunde See more »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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