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Famous five

The stories of the Five Friends is one of the most successful children’s and youth book series in the world. In 1942 Enid Blyton published the first story about the brave children and until her death in 1968 she wrote 20 more. In 1978 the stories were adapted for television for the first time. This 1995 series however sticks more closely to the originals and is consequently also set in the 1950s

Children series | 13 x 25 min. | ZDF | 1995
Written by Julia Jones, Richard Carpenter, Helen Cresswell, Alan Seymour
Directors Tim Leandro, Tim Dowd, John Gorrie, Michael Kerrigan, Tony Kysh, Andrew Morgan
Camera Dave Dixon, Mike Thomson
Cast Jemima Rooper, Marco Williamson, Paul Child, Laura Petela, Christopher Good, Mary Waterhouse, Elsie Kelly, Robert Crombie