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5.0 out of 5 stars
Follyfoot memories, 18 Feb. 2012
When I ordered these DVDs, to be honest, I was expecting to be disappointed with them. I thought the story lines and acting would look really poor after all these years. I was 12 years of age when Follyfoot was originally screened and ofcourse TV dramas have moved on since then. However, I was amazed at how engaging each episode was. I still can't understand why they didn't make more or make it into the film that was considered at the time. Though some of the episodes can be unsetting, (portraying the ill-treatment of horses and some having to be destroyed) generally, it has a calming effect. In the story lines, the characters each have their own problems yet Follyfoot Farm, a rescue centre for old and unwanted horses, ponies and donkeys becomes place of refuge for the characters as well.. Follyfoot can be like a refuge for the viewer too - a little escapism from the troubles of the world. Dora, a young girl played by Gillian Blake is the main character who joins her uncle at the farm whilst her affluent, stuffy, unloving parents work abroad for a year. The series begins by her searching for a purpose in life and a place to belong. I think in the end, she finds what she is looking for...... Thank you Yorkshire Television.