Five children discover a Psammead in the local sand pit, they find out the Psammead will grant them three wishes.
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Series cast summary:
Simon Godwin ...  Cyril 6 episodes, 1991
Nicole Mowat ...  Anthea 6 episodes, 1991
Charles Richards ...  Robert 6 episodes, 1991
Tamzen Audas ...  Jane 6 episodes, 1991
Lewis Wilson ...  The Lamb 6 episodes, 1991
Alexander Wilson ...  The Lamb 6 episodes, 1991
Laura Brattan ...  Martha 6 episodes, 1991
...  The Psammead 6 episodes, 1991
Paul Shearer ...  Andrew 4 episodes, 1991
Penny Morrell ...  Lady Chittenden 3 episodes, 1991
David Garlick ...  Groom 3 episodes, 1991
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Five children discover a Psammead in the local sand pit, they find out the Psammead will grant them three wishes.

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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 »

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The Psammead: [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 »

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Wishing
Composed by Michael Omer
Sung by Francis Wright
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It wasent all that bad to be honest
22 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

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

ps

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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