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Follyfoot (Series 1) 2 Discs £9.99 Delivered (next best £18)
Follyfoot (Series 1) 2 Discs £9.99 Delivered (next best £18)

Follyfoot (Series 1) 2 Discs £9.99 Delivered (next best £18)

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To be released August 13th 2007
A much-loved success throughout its three-year run on ITV, Follyfoot was based on an idea by novelist Monica Dickens. Complimented by one of the catchiest theme tunes ever recorded, this enchanting series starred Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson and Christian Rodska as the trio of workers at a retirement home for old or unwanted horses.

Adapted by Francis Stevens, episodes were directed by, Stephen Frears (The Queen), Michael Apted (7 Up) and Vic Hughes (Ace of Wands).

Dora, a sad and lonely girl, suffers a terrifying experience during her first evening in the countryside. It opens her eyes to something new and leads her to start life a fresh - at Follyfoot.

All 13 episodes of this Yorkshire TV series are brought to DVD complete and uncut for the first time.

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Review by MovieMail on 12th July 2007

With one of the catchiest theme tunes ever recorded (Lightning Tree by The Settlers), the Yorkshire TV series Follyfoot, which aired between 1971-73, was a hugely popular programme which was judged Best Children's programme of 1972 by the Society of Film and Television Arts. Its long-awaited arrival on dvd will rekindle many fond memories and is certain to appeal to horse-lovers everywhere!

The series is set on Follyfoot Farm, a sanctuary for rescued horses owned by an eccentric colonel (Desmond Llewellyn – Q in Bond films), where teenager Dora, the colonel's neice, goes to stay after her parents move abroad. She there finds purpose in her life through caring for horses. Just as her fellow stable-hand Steve has been given a chance to lead a productive life there, so Follyfoot also gives another chance to horses that have been rejected or abused. A series that aimed to address many of the issues that older chlidren would face in their lives, the quality of the stories was ensured by being based on novels by Monica Dickens.
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