Poor Adrian Mole (Gian Sammarco) has a lot on his plate. His parents are perpetually on the verge of divorce, he volunteers to help the aged and gets stuck with a revolting old man who treats him like a servant. He thinks he's an intellectual, but still can't manage to do very well at school, the girl he liked starts going out with his best friend and the only person who seems to be on his side is his mad old grandma.Written by
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I clearly remember this when it was on TV here in NZ (about 1987). This is an amazing piece of TV history. I was only at primary school, but everyone I knew was talking about this nonstop! Some years later I remembered it and purchased all the books, managed to find a copy of The Secret Diary (first series) and watched again. It is amazing how close they were to the book, in some cases almost word-for-word.
All in all an excellent series, that follows the novels very closely, and makes the characters behind the words seem much more life-like and real (the actor they chose for Adrian was almost exactly like I imagined him to be!)
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