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The Demon Headmaster 

Dinah Glass moves in with a new foster family and begins to attend the same school as her new foster brothers. But there is something very strange going on at the school. BBC adaptation of the children's novels by Gillian Cross.
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Series cast summary:
Terrence Hardiman ...  The Demon Headmaster / ... 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Frances Amey Frances Amey ...  Dinah Hunter / ... 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Gunnar Cauthery Gunnar Cauthery ...  Lloyd Hunter 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Thomas Szekeres Thomas Szekeres ...  Harvey Hunter 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Rachael Goodyer Rachael Goodyer ...  Mandy 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Kristy Bruce Kristy Bruce ...  Ingrid 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Anthony Cumber Anthony Cumber ...  Ian 18 episodes, 1996-1998
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Mrs. Hunter 17 episodes, 1996-1998
Katherine Wyeth Katherine Wyeth ...  Rose Carter 10 episodes, 1996
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Dinah Glass is a young girl, nervous about joining her new foster family; The Hunters. Although the parents are welcoming, the two brothers (Harvey and Lloyd) are more cautious but that's the least of her problems once she starts at her new school. The headmaster is intent on order and the pupils are unusually willing to obey, except for a few. What is going on and just what is the headmaster up to? Dinah hopes to find out, if she can just win the trust of Harvey and Lloyd.

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UK

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English

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2 January 1996 (UK) See more »

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Riivattu rehtori See more »

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(19 episodes)

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Color
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The music used for the Octopus Dare computer game is an 8-bit rendition of the shows main theme tune. See more »

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the demon headmaster - a classic
22 April 2005 | by xmissgibsonxSee all my reviews

There are some reviews on here, how the demon headmaster isn't very good. Well i watched this series first hand, coming home from school to watch it every Wednesday (as i remember) and i loved it! It was the talk of the school, everyone loved it, to watch it now first hand wouldn't be fair, as its years old to criticise it!! the second series wasn't as good, but the demon headmaster is brilliant!!! and it gave me and all my friends, great entertainment when we were kids!! The demon headmaster has to be a classic kids program!! i loved it!! I remember the way his eyes use to go, and hypnotise the characters, and the growing plants. i think most people who watched it after school, would agree it was one of the best kid programs!


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