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ATTENTUATED ATTEMPT to create a UK version of BIG JOHN LITTLE JOHN. Only they decided to stick it in the Victorian era, and through some barely explained magic, the lad and his father swapped places. PETER “RICHARD DE VERE” BOWLES – yes, even though he was succesful at the time – was the father; unfortunately, and inevitably, the kid was rubbish and wouldn’t have been able to pass as a child, never mind being a grown man in a child’s body.



  1. George White

    September 12, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Said kid being whiny posho Paul Spurrier, Richard Harris’ wimpy crybaby son in The Wild Geese and in a dozen Tales of the Unexpected.

  2. Jack

    July 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Just to correct you – before they did that crap American series Big John, Little John – a Victorian author by the name of Thomas Anstey Guthrie, wrote a novel in 1882 about a Father and his Son swapping places due to a magical stone from India. Over the course of the century there have been several films of the book – (the most famous being the 1948 version) The plot was nicked by the Yanks in the 1970s for Freaky Friday (and the 2000s remake). And for a 1988 version staring Fred Savage.

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