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Five Children And It - BBC [DVD]
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A BBC production for children's television in which five children discover a sand fairy, the Psammead, which can make wishes come true. Ellie, Pip, George and Lucy embark on a series of intriguing adventures filled with the Psammead's special brand of magic.
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane discover the sand pit, home of the Psammead, a Sand Fairy with the marvellous ability to make wishes come true, their adventures - and their troubles - are just beginning.
Written by E. Nesbit, author of The Railway Children, this classic children's tale is brought magically to life in this BBC adaptation, which was originally broadcast in 1991 and was nominated for a BAFTA award. This DVD presents all six episodes in their entirety, digitally remastered. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The story is well-known, the book is a classic, after all - and the beauty of E. Nesbit's writing is that she creates completely believable characters, both in what they do and in what they say. Her dialogue is spot on, and doesn't date. It avoids the more self-conscious 'jolly hockey sticks' of later writers (Angela Brazil, Enid Blyton et al.) and lets her children bicker and sulk if they want to. There is never a hint of moralising or finger-wagging in Nesbit's work. OK, so be careful what you wish for in case you actually get it. That's not moralising, it's sound commonsense.
These six episodes are a little gem of children's television: good fun and warm-hearted, with some rather lovely special effects. The programme was made at a time when the BBC was learning how to keep up with the movies, within its own budgetary restrictions, and it works beautifully. The Psammead (sand-fairy to you) who is the 'It' of the title, is a lovely creation. Not a trace of the soulless CGI that now haunts just about everything, this is a beautifully designed and made bona fide puppet with nicely moving bits and pieces, and a range of facial expressions that say quite a lot for the team that brought it to life with obvious affection and humour.
Compare this quietly grumpy creature with its soft latex wrinkles to the ghastly all-singing-all-dancing electronic thing concocted a few years later (2004) for the cinema, and the BBC's version wins hands-down.Read more ›
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Prompt delivery although not as good as I remembered it being as a kid! My children love it though.Published 16 months ago by RB Hitchin
It's a childhood favourite of the family that I can now share with a new generation.Published 17 months ago by Stacey Turner