The adventures of a warren of rabbits as they struggle to develop their new home and protect it from the various threats they face.
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Series cast summary:
Andrew Falvey Andrew Falvey ...  Fiver 39 episodes, 1999-2001
Stephen Mangan ...  Bigwig 39 episodes, 1999-2001
Lee Ross ...  Hawkbit 39 episodes, 1999-2001
Sue Elliott-Nichols ...  Blackberry / ... 38 episodes, 1999-2001
Phill Jupitus ...  Dandelion 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Ian Shaw ...  Hazel 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Rik Mayall ...  Kehaar 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Elliot Henderson-Boyle Elliot Henderson-Boyle ...  Pipkin 25 episodes, 1999-2000
David Holt ...  Vervain / ... 24 episodes, 1999-2001
Rob Rackstraw Rob Rackstraw ...  Campion / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2001
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Heeding the warning of a vision of their old home's destruction, a group of rabbits led by Hazel, his brother Fiver the visionary, the ever inventive doe, Blackberry, and Bigwig, a former member of their old home's military class, go in search of a new home. With the help of new found friends like Kehaar the gull and Hannah the mouse, Fiver's vision leads them to a home called Watership Down. Now, Hazel and his friends must establish their warren and protect it from the threats they face which include humans, predators, and especially the menace of a tyrannically militaristic warren led by the merciless General Woundwart. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Release Date:

28 September 1999 (UK) See more »

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Waterschapsheuvel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Sir John Hurt, who provided the voice of "General Woundwort", provided the voice of "Hazel" in the 1978 movie. See more »

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Version of Watership Down See more »

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Bright Eyes
Music by Mike Batt
Lyrics by Mike Batt
Performed by Stephen Gately
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A poor attempt which rather ruins the story
24 June 2003 | by RaleonSee all my reviews

It is still better than nothing, but it may leave fans of the book unsatisfied. It would have been a great idea to turn the movie's adaptation of the novel into a show, and it could have worked, but they have messed around with it too much. Blackberry should not have been turned into a doe. Some say it was to be politically correct. However, this is not politically correct or factually correct. It was an important part of the story that no does had come on the journey, and therefore they needed to go and find some. They could have written the story to have more does. But the bigger problems are with the characterizations. They are more disney like and made to appeal to more to the younger generations, which is the opposite of what the movie did. A significant aspect of the characters is that they are not disney like. and although I am usually opposed to senseless violence, it ruined the story to lighten the violence on this show too. The dialogue is also dumbed down. However, it does give a much more broader look on the story it is based on, and additional stories they made up from the novel. This makes it worth watching. Other than that, let your children read the novel if you want them to experience Watership Down.


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