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Flambards - Episodes 1 To 3

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000VJI02
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,089 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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5.0 out of 5 stars A true delight to watch again after 20 years 8 May 2003
By K. L. Wren HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
I searched high and low to find Flambards again and that melody which I've been humming since 1978.
To watch the drama again was an absolute delight after all these years but lived up to every memory I have of those Sunday afternoons glued to the TV screen with my box of tissues!
It remains a charming series with excellent acting, first-rate story line and I wonder why it has never been repeated.
To anyone buying any of the videos, you simply must buy the full set or the two videos each containing 6-7 episodes. Prepare for a long afternoon/evening as it's difficult to break away from the suspense and emotion of the storyline.
Probably the best drama I've ever watched and I couldn't recommend Flambards highly enough.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
This second half of the Flambards series follows Christina's journey from the crumbling, feudalistic world of her crippled Uncle's country estate to the dangerous and exciting new world of flying machines, motor cars, the suffragette movement and the First World War. Having eloped with her flying cousin Will, against the well-laid plans of her Uncle, she has to deal with the unromantic reality of work and the lack of it, excitement that is closer to fear, and a love which Will can only partly reciprocate. Eventually Christina finds herself returning to Flambards under very different conditions, and with her newly inherited wealth, begins bringing the old place back to life. As with the first video, in this the star of the show is very often the beautiful Yorkshire countryside (near Ripon), and the magnificent country house used in the title role. We meet some new and charming characters, such as Sandy, the dashing young pilot whose mother is always in prison for her suffragette activities, and Sandy's emancipated girlfriend and general good-time girl, Dorothy. A little bit of history creeps in from time to time amidst the melodrama, but this is largely metaphorical. An enchanting pseudo-historical drama based on the subtle, thoughtful books by K.M.Peyton, with unforgettable music by David Fanshawe. Well worth adding to your video library if you don't mind a little bit of silliness amongst the gold.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flambards made an impression on me. 19 July 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Why did Flambards stick in my mind ? I was only 9 when I first watched this and it's just as good now all these years later.
The only thing I would like to of seen on the DVD is extras, Biogs and all the other things you normaly get on DVDs. All you get are the broadcasted episodes....thats is. Only because of this I can't give it full marks.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flambards revisited and enjoyed very much! 19 Nov 2004
Format:DVD
I watched this with slight hesitation to start with, as one would feel if one had read the original story in the book first. But soon I was totally involved and thoroughly enjoyed it. Like other reviewers I also encountered the story for the first time when I was in my teens (but only in Japan and translated into Japanese but with the original illustratons!) and it stuck in my mind ever since. All the actors and actresses are delightful to watch and they portray individual characters very well and equally it portrays the era/society they lived in with those beatiful and well crafted scenes with hunting, airplne, cars etc. Totally recommendable.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Trip Down memory Lane 12 July 2004
Format:DVD
I watched this series as a child and it stood out in my memory so much that I had to buy the DVD. The story of Christina, William and Mark and their exploits in and around Flambards are as wonderful and inspiring now as they were back in the late 70's. Why can't they make drama series like this nowadays? Wonderful.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
I cannot imagine why so many people do not remember this series! The tune "Song Of Christina" has always been a whistle of mine almost everyday since 1978. You cannot get away from it and makes this series addictive. A lifelike piece of acting but it is the tune that no-one can forget. I recommend this series to anyone who has not seen it before.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ESSENTIAL follow-up to episodes 1-6 8 May 2003
By K. L. Wren HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
I searched high and low to find Flambards again and that melody which I've been humming since 1978.
To watch the drama again was an absolute delight after all these years but lived up to every memory I have of those Sunday afternoons glued to the TV screen with my box of tissues!
It remains a charming series with excellent acting, first-rate story line and I wonder why it has never been repeated.
To anyone buying any of the videos, you simply must buy the full set or the two videos each containing 6-7 episodes. Prepare for a long afternoon/evening as it's difficult to break away from the suspense and emotion of the storyline.
Probably the best drama I've ever watched and I couldn't recommend Flambards highly enough.
- BTW The 4th book of the series is now available and I'm ordering it instantly. Hopefully, there may be another Flambards series which will include this - but I hope it won't spoil the charm of the first series by Yorkshire Television!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Television at its Best 14 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is quite simple the best drama series ever to grace British screens. The acting is superb, the characters well-rounded to the point of being close friends and the historical backdrop thought-provoking. Why this series has vanished from the halls of television fame is a mystery to rival the Marie Celeste
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flambards
Bought as a gift for my wife, but I also love the old classics. Far more entertaining than modern violent stuff of today. If you like period drama's etc this is a good one.
Published 14 months ago by colin james harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Flambards
Flambards - Episodes 7 To 13 - Sing No Sad Songs [VHS] [1979]My wife already had episodes 1 - 6 on video and was very pleased when we bought episodes 7 - 13. Read more
Published on 3 Mar 2011 by GM
5.0 out of 5 stars Flambards, the complete series
Watched this in 1979, on TV, and totally fell in love with the characters and can remember, at 14, that i was besotted with William! Read more
Published on 6 Dec 2009 by tornado
4.0 out of 5 stars The joy & darkness of the time collide
An excellent yarn that manages well to dramatise the first three books in the 'Flambards' series. Read more
Published on 1 Jan 2006
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Series-true to the books
I absolutely loved this series, I had read the books and was worried that it wouldn't follow the storyline, however luckily it does. Read more
Published on 7 Nov 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars So memorable
I was 14 when this hit the TV and mad about horses, I so wanted to be Christina and watched each Sunday afternoon on the edge of my seat when they went hunting and she learned to... Read more
Published on 3 Oct 2005 by J. P. Coleman
4.0 out of 5 stars What a treat (BUT NO SUBTITLES OR EXTRAS)
What is it about this series that makes it such a treat ? I am nearly 40 and there is one TV series from my youth that sticks out and that is Flambards. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2004 by Peeny
5.0 out of 5 stars k m peytons unforgettable books- improved!
oh yes that tune!!!!!! this series was a complete cult when it was on and one of the best childrens dramas ever- its lost nothing over the years either
reclaim your youth or... Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2002
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