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The Pogles

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Oliver Postgate
  • Format: Black & White, PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003A47E34
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,508 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

This was the first series which sets the scene for the later Pogles Wood - 6 x 10 minute episodes - which tell the story of how the Magic Plant came to live with Mr. & Mrs. Pogle.... and also reveals the truth about Pippins identity as the foundling son of the King of the Fairies. However... the story centres around a very dark and evil old shape-changing Witch.. and is so scary that after broadcasting the series once - the BBC declared it 'too frightening'.. and so since early 1965 is has lain undisturbed and unseen by all..... until now. Includes 'The Magic Bean', 'A Silver Crown', 'Pogle Go Home!', 'A Flower For Wishes', 'The Singing Bird' and 'King Of The Fairies'.

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"The Pogles" first entered my life when my parents introduced them to me as a young child. They had watched it in their youth, and showed me an episode of "Pogle's Wood" on a VHS of "Watch With Mother", where this show originally aired.

This, the original series, is very different from its successor, "Pogle's Wood". This series is less centred on country life and more on magic, fairies, and a wicked witch. The overall story arc of the series made the show seem rather dark, and a little frightening for my younger brother, but its saving grace were the two main characters - the dim-but-lovable Mr. Pogle, and his fiesty wife, Mrs. Pogle, who was not afraid to say "bad, thieving hag" on children's television in an age when "hag" was almost a swear word!

This is a thoroughly enjoyable series, but please do not judge it too harshly - Oliver Postgate himself once stated that he felt the series was too dark, so if you find this too grim, then please don't be upset, for the much lighter "Pogle's Wood" is just around the corner!
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I watched this in a group of adults. We all started watching very jolly, thinking, ho ho, let us see what this was that was too scary in 1965??

Some time later, we were all a lot quieter and a lot more respectful of those resilient 1960's kids who watched this and apparently toughed it out? It really is dark, with some disturbing echoes (the boot that kicks down the door with the family cowering within, the way the witch traps people in a cage, the way things get worse and worse over a series of episodes).

Oliver Postgate was right: this is too dark for kids. It's quite interesting viewing, full of angst and drama.
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What a delight to be able to watch this wonderful again. It should be showmen again for the children of today, they could learn a lot about morals from the Pogles.
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Weirder than I remember and still magical
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