Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and seven year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the... See full summary »
Mr Spoon and his family live on Junk Planet. He travels in his baked bean tin spaceship across blanket sky to Button Moon. There he meets many strange characters and watches stories unfold on other planets using his telescope.
The lyrics to the "Wishing" song, which The Psammead performs during the closing credits are: When you want you're heart's desire/And there's nothing but the fire/Of a madly yearning wild imagination/When all you have to do is choose/And if you don't your bound to loose/Something special in your life will pass you by/Castles in the air/Or a chest purest gold/Start a quest/Before you're old/Try wishing/A little harder every day/Wishing/To chase the clouds away!/In the twinkling of an eye/You'll grow tall/or even fly/You won't know until you try/So do/And in the magic that you find/Dream your dream away. See more »
[singing the "Wishing" song during the closing credits]
When you want your heart's desire and there is nothing but the fire of a madly yearning wild imagination. When all you have to do is choose and if you don't, you're bound to loose, something special in your life will pass you by. Castles in the air or a chest of purest gold. Cast aside despair, start a quest, before you're old. Try wishing, a little harder everyday. Wishing, to chase the clouds away. In the twinkling of a eye, you could ...
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The Psammead is seen singing "Wishing" during the closing credits. See more »
I have vague recollections of this...and until the new film version came out I had all but forgotten it.
It was a bbc children's program and the acting was not too bad. ( from the usual child actors that sometimes ( as is with most bbc serials)....you just wanted to slap for being so well spoken and polite)
but the star was the sand fairy, the puppet was amazing and captured all his indignity and self pride.
all in all i would say 8.5 /10
the sight of the wee sand fairy as he granted wishes...........was a thing that NOBODY should miss seeing. hard to explain but best way to describe it would be "a bad case of constipation"
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