16 hrs. 15 mins.
A much-loved success throughout its three-year run on ITV, Follyfoot was based on an idea by novelist Monica Dickens. This enchanting and warmly remembered series starred Gillian Blake as Dora, Steve Hodson as Steve and Christian Rodska as Ron – a devoted trio of workers at a retirement home for old, unwanted or mistreated horses at a Yorkshire farm owned by Dora’s uncle (Desmond Llewelyn). Famously complemented by one of the catchiest theme tunes ever recorded – The Lightning Tree by The Settlers – the series was adapted by Francis Stevens with episodes directed by, among others, BAFTA winners Michael Apted (7Up) and Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, The Queen), Academy award winner Jack Cardiff (Sons and Lovers), and fan favourite Peter Hammond (The Avengers).
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For the first time, this six-disc set brings together all three series of Follyfoot. Originally transmitted between 1971 and 1973, most of the 39 episodes have been transferred directly from the original film elements for this release. 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 afresh – at Follyfoot.