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The Famous Five
(1978-1979)

TV Series

AKA: Enid Blyton's Famous Five

Country: UK

Genre: Adventure, Family

IMDb

Synopsis

Four kids - Julian (Marcus Harris), Dick (Gary Russell), Anne and George - together with Timmy the Dog, solve mysteries and fight petty criminals. An adaptation of Enid Blyton's stories in which the setting has been shifted to the 1970s.

Notes

  • Of the original 21 novels, only three were not adapted for this series: "Five on a Treasure Island" and "Five Have a Mystery to Solve", because the Children's Film Foundation still had the film and TV rights to the books; and "Five Have Plenty of Fun", because it didn't fit into the production schedule.
  • The first episode of this series was entitled "Five Go to Kirren Island", a misspelling of "Kirrin Island".
  • The series was accompanied by much merchandise, including jigsaws and annuals (such as the annual shown in the Profile picture on this page), as well as occassional features and a picture strip story in 'Look-in' magazine.
  • The theme music for this series (which wasn't sung by the cast, but by the Corona Stage Academy choir) was released as a single in 1978.

Notable Guest Appearances

  • Gary Dundavin in episode 1.06 "Five Go Off in a Caravan" 1978
  • Wayne Brooks in episode 2.04 "Five Are Together Again: Episode One" 1978
  • Wayne Brooks in episode 2.05 "Five Are Together Again: Episode Two" 1978
  • Wayne Brooks in episode 2.10 "Five Go to Demon's Rocks: Part 1" 1979
  • Wayne Brooks in episode 2.11 "Five Go to Demon's Rocks: Part 2" 1979
  • Rupert Graves in episode 2.12 "Five Go Down to the Sea: Part 1" 1979
  • Rupert Graves in episode 2.13 "Five Go Down to the Sea: Part 2" 1979
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Cast

  • Marcus Harris
    (Julian)
  • Gary Russell
    (Dick)
  • Jennifer Thanisch
    (Anne)
  • Michele Galagher
    (George)
  • Toddy
    (Timmy the Dog)
  • Michael Hinz
    (Quentin Kirrin)
  • Friedrich von Thun
  • Susanna Best
    (Fanny Kirrin)

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