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Our John Willie

GEORDIE GRIMNESS in the form of a Catherine Cookson adaptation and foisted on 70s kids, later repeated in the classic Sunday serial slot. Pit disaster claims John Willie’s father, leaving him (deaf and dumb) and brother Davey hunting work. They are “taken in” by the kindly but strict (as ever) Miss Peamarsh. Much gritty Northern rivalry betwixt heroes and baddy Coxon (MALCOLM “WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN” TERRIS), and the dog, Snuffy, dug up some skeleton or other in the greenhouse. Canny, like.

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  1. Sheila

    August 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I have been trying to find out if this series was ever released on video. There are a number of ITV children’s tv series from the 70’s and 80’s available on DVD now, why don’t the BBC release their children’s series of the same era? There are many of us adults who love to watch programmes we enjoyed as children.

  2. JOY

    September 2, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I HAVE READ THE BOOK AS WELL AS WATCHING THE TV SERIES, I THINK ITS A MUST SEE PROGRAMME FOR ALL THE YOUNGSTERS TODAY TO WATCH, AND TO SEE JUST HOW LUCKY THEY ARE.

  3. Richard Davies

    November 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Juliet Bravo was also a BBC Pebble Mill production, in spite of it’s Lancashire / Yorkshire border setting.

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