Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit ... See full summary »

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Monica Dickens
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gillian Blake Gillian Blake ...  Dora 39 episodes, 1971-1973
Steve Hodson Steve Hodson ...  Steve 39 episodes, 1971-1973
Arthur English ...  Slugger 39 episodes, 1971-1973
Christian Rodska ...  Ron Stryker 39 episodes, 1971-1973
Desmond Llewelyn ...  The Colonel 39 episodes, 1971-1973
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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit Follyfoot Farm, which is a part of his estate that looks after unwanted and unloved horses. It is only here that Dora feels truly happy, but what will happen when her parents return? Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Follyfoot Farm See more »

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The motorbike used by actor Christian Rhodska, was one he had rebuilt and repainted himself after languishing several years in a barn. The final touch was adding an old klaxon horn found in a junk shop. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Trip: Holbeck Ghyll (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lightning Tree
Written by Francis Essex (as Steven Francis)
Performed by The Settlers
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Down in the meadow...
14 March 2004 | by DawnfrancisSee all my reviews

This really was a great children's show of the 1970's. Based on the bestselling books by Charles Dickens great-granddaughter, Monica. At Follyfoot Farm, the Colonel looks after old and ill-treated horses, helped by his stepdaughter, Callie, and two stable-hands, Dora and Steve. These three have plenty to do at the stables, but can always find time to get involved in the mystery and adventure that abound at the farm. Anyone who loves horses and enjoyed Black Beauty for example would love this show as would anyone seeking good old fashioned entertainment. And that theme song-once you hear it you can't stop singing it! So go on, sit back, sing along and enjoy some nostalgia. they really don't make them like this anymore.


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