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The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris

TV Miniseries

Country: UK

Genre: Black Comedy



A rarity in children's entertainment a black comedy. Harris (Jim Harris) enlists the aid of his best friend Bostock (Matthew Beamish) in his plan to expose his baby sister, Adelaide, on a hillside, convinced that, if he does so, a vixen "with full dugs" will spontaneously emerge from a nearby forest and nurse the child as its own. Unfortunately, a courting couple come across the baby, and adopt it, whilst Harris tries to cover his tracks by replacing the baby he's stolen with a foundling, to be passed off as a "gypsy changeling"...


  • Based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Leon Garfield
  • The German release DVD of this miniseries (UK Amazon link at top right of this page) includes the option to play the episodes in English without subtitles.
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  • Jim Harris
  • Matthew Beamish
  • Timothy Davies
    (Mr. Brett)
  • Derek Francis
    (Dr. Bunnion)
  • Jean Harvey
    (Mrs. Bunnion)
  • Amanda Kirby
    (Tizzy Alexander)
  • Christian Bullock
  • Guy Hewitt
  • Adam Stafford
    (Boy in churchyard)
  • Gorden Kaye
    (Adam Alexander)

Page Last Modified: 30th August 2020
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