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The Return of the Psammead

TV Mini-Series

AKA: The Return of the Sand Fairy

Country: UK

Genre: Family, Fantasy



The Psammead (the last of his kind) is feeling rather lonely in his sand pit. So when he hears the sound of newly-arrived children, he wastes no time in granting their wishes - wishes that always seem to have rather unfortunate side-effects!


  • This six episode miniseries is the sequel to Five Children and It (1991).
  • In the United States this miniseries was titled "The Return of the Sand Fairy", and was issued on DVD as "The Return of It".
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  • Toby Uffindell-Phillips
  • Leonard Kirby
  • Laura Clarke
  • Vicci Avery
  • Polly Kemp
  • Frank Taylor
    (Mr. Dobbs)
  • Joanna Barrett
    (Lil Dawkins)
  • Simon Slater
  • Francis Wright
    (The Psammead - voice only)

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Charming series by Helen Cresswell of Moondial, The Secret World of Polly Flint etc. It's a tribute to the work of the great E. Nesbit, pioneer of realistic fictional depictions of children and of low fantasy -- mind you, Edward Eager was also a great admirer of Nesbit's, and he used her inspiration to create not spinoffs but low fantasies set in the time and place he knew, such as the wonderful Half Magic. As Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet and the later standalone The Enchanted Castle have all been given TV series, it's a pity that The Story of the Amulet, the third book in the trilogy, never has been. For that matter, why hasn't Half Magic?

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