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Monday, May 28, 2012

Famous Five Series 1 out now on DVD

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Enid Blyton's Famous Five series of books, the popular 1970s television adaptation is now out on DVD. The three disc set includes the entire first series comprising 13 episodes.

Meet the Famous Five: Julian (Marcus Harris), Dick (Gary Russell), Anne (Jennifer Thanisch), their cousin George (Michelle Gallagher) and her dog Timmy.

Ruined castles and rolling moors; mysterious islands and hidden caves: the five can find adventure wherever they are. Join them at Kirrin Cottage, or away on their holidays as they encounter smugglers, scoundrels and spies. Thankfully, Uncle Quentin and Aunt Fanny are always around to offer lashings of ginger beer.

Based on the best-selling Enid Blyton series of books, this classic 70’s TV series also features the talent of classic British actors, including; Patrick Troughton, Ronald Fraser, Brian Glover, David Rappaport and an early appearance from Rupert Graves.

Head on over to our Facebook page and you could be in with a chance of winning a copy of the DVD set.

Enid Blyton’s Famous Five - Season 1 is out now on DVD from Koch Media.  The three-disc set has a running time of approximately 350 approximately minutes and is available from Amazon now for £21.37

Watch a clip from the series:


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