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Famous Five, The

1 9 7 8 – 1 9 7 9 (UK)

Based on the famous (excuse the pun) books by Enid Blyton, this series from Southern Television followed the adventures of four children – Julian, Dick, Anne and George (short for Georgina) – and George’s dog, Timmy.

famous5-12Together they have lots of adventures, going on trips and usually getting caught up in a mystery, which they always solve.

This was a well-made series, filmed around the New Forest, with Exbury House, (the famous mansion amidst the de Rothschild gardens) being used for all interior shots, and as production headquarters.

Two of the 21 Enid Blyton stories were not filmed: Five Have Plenty of Fun and Five on Treasure Island.

Julian Kirrin
Marcus Harris
Anne Kirrin

Jennifer Thanisch
Dick Kirrin

Gary Russell
Georgina ‘George’ Kirrin

Michelle Gallagher
Uncle Quentin
Michael Hinz
Aunt Fanny
Sue Best
Toddy Woodgate