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Latchkey Children, The

1 9 8 0 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes

This six-part series for children from London Weekend Television was based on a prize-winning novel by Eric Allen.

Ben (Bobby Collins), Goggles (Nigel Hayward), Etty (Indra Ové, daughter of director Horace Ové), Froggy (Peter Harrison) and Duke (Ian Roberts) live in council flats in the London suburb of Pimlico and use the solitary tree in a local estate playground as a meeting point.

The tree means a great deal to the youngsters and when its existence is threatened, the children embark on a series of adventures in order to save it.

Ben
Bobby Collins
Etty
Indra Ové
Goggles
Nigel Hayward
Froggy
Peter Harrison
Duke
Ian Roberts
Bletchley
Marc Wood
Cissy Pile
Melissa Wilson
Jellinek
Alfred Hoffman
Malcolm McCrae
James Smillie