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Secret Garden, The

VOLUMINOUS VICTORIAN pinafore parade courtesy of template BBC adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett tome. Main character Mary (SARAH HOLLIS ANDREWS) gets evacuated from India and sent to live with her obligatory creepy uncle in an obligatory large country house. Teams up with unfortunately-named Dickon (ANDREW HARRISON) the gardener’s son and Colin (DAVID PATTERSON), her cousin, who is dying from TB. Together they recreate the “secret” garden as a place to, somewhat implausibly, bring Colin to help him get better. And that’s it.

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  1. Scott McPhee

    February 28, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I didn’t watch this adaptation of The Secret Garden, which screened on afternoon television in Australia during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    Firstly, I decided that it was “a girl’s show”, and secondly, the character of Mary Lennox reminded me of a mean girl I knew in primary school.

    Years later, I watched the most recent film adaptation of The Secret Garden, and saw that Mary Lennox became much nicer by the end.

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