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Might not last long at this price, so grab it if you are interested. I've never seen the show, so I cannot really comment on it!! next cheapest price online for this seems to be £9.97 ...

Includes: Chocky, Chocky's Children, Chocky's Challenge.

Details: The parents of schoolboy Matthew Gore are beginning to notice a change in their son. He's constantly asking questions, his schoolwork has dramatically improved and he's developed many new talents. The secret lies with Chocky, an inquisitive alien that enters his mind in order to learn about Earth. But before long Matthew's new skills begin to attract some attention. Adapted from the John Wyndham novel by Doctor Who writer Anthony Read, and produced by Vic Hughes, director of The Tomorrow People and Ace of Wands, Chocky is a classic sci-fi serial of the 80's.
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Chocky was adapted for television in 1984 from the book by John Wyndham. From Thames Television, who had produced many other acclaimed children's dramas in the preceding years including Stig of the Dump and Nobody's Hero, the six episodes were shown weekly the same year.

The series is the story of young Matthew Gore (Andrew Ellams), an intelligent boy from the Home Counties of England who is chosen by a mysterious extra-terrestrial visitor to Earth, Chocky, as a source of information about life on earth.

The drama follows the story as his parents witness a strange change in Matthew's behaviour as he becomes more attentive and inquisitive about life around him. His schoolwork improves dramatically, as does his artistic talent and manual dexterity on mid-80s computer games!

In an effort to understand what is happening to their son, Matthew's parents refer to a child psychiatrist. The dubious social connections of this man lead to Matthew's subsequent kidnap, as ruthless businessman tries to tap into the amazing extra-terrestrial knowledge that Chocky has imparted to him.

Matthew also saves his sister Polly from drowning thanks to Chocky taking control of his mind - ordinarily he was a non-swimmer. In the final episode when Chocky leaves Matthew for good, she is able to explain to his father (James Hazeldine) who she is, why she has been here, and why she is leaving. At this point the original book ends, although Thames produced, in association with the estate of John Wyndham, two further series, Chocky's Children and Chocky's Challenge.

A lot of 'vintage' mid-eighties low budget sci-fi for your money but remember it was made principally for kids.......
Great book. Gotta be worth a punt at that price:thumbsup:

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