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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby number 6 » 16 Jul 2017, 00:15

Anita Bensoussane wrote:
number 6 wrote:I wonder if Tony or Anita (both EBS admin) will know any of the locations, or point you in the right direction? I'll watch the film & see if I can spot any locations that may look familiar to me. I've not seen the film in its entirety, only sporadic clips!

I'm afraid I don't know much about the locations. I've only been to Dorset once as an adult and that was a day trip concentrating mainly on Poole and Corfe Castle. At the time, Viv had Eileen Soper's Illustrated Worlds in Poole and the Ginger Pop Shop in Corfe. A fantastic day but I haven't had the opportunity to go back to the area.


Not to worry, Anita! Thanks for replying. I hope you get the chance to visit Dorset sometime in the near future. :D
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby Onkel Quentin » 17 Jul 2017, 12:37

Hello, here I have pictures from the place, where George found the camping bus and get kidnapped in "Five fall into adventure" at the end of part one.

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I hope you will like them.
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby number 6 » 17 Jul 2017, 16:35

Thanks, O.Q. Lovely photos! Looks like it was a nice sunny day when you took them! :D
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby Onkel Quentin » 17 Jul 2017, 21:25

Yes, the weather was nice. It was 2013, my first visit in england, it was in august. One year later I visited the place a second time, there was much rain.
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby number 6 » 17 Jul 2017, 22:49

That's the trouble with the English weather, O.Q. It's unpredictable at the best of times! :D
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby Chrissie777 » 17 Jul 2017, 22:53

Onkel Quentin wrote:Yes, the weather was nice. It was 2013, my first visit in england, it was in august. One year later I visited the place a second time, there was much rain.


Onkel Quentin, I swear on May trips to the UK!
British travel guides say that the month of May has the least amount of rainy days and I never had more than 4 or 5 rainy days within 3 weeks of UK trips. Usually less than that.
Try it! :D
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby Onkel Quentin » 18 Jul 2017, 13:14

My last visit was this year in may, only for two days. The first day, the weather was good (no rain). On the second day it rained till I entered my plane.
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby Onkel Quentin » 19 Jul 2017, 11:11

To number 6 or any other member of this forum:
Do you know, is there a forum member, who was member of the staff from 70's filmcrew? (Gary expected).
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby number 6 » 19 Jul 2017, 14:15

Hi O.Q. Apart from Gary, there's only one other forum member I know of who worked on the F5 series, & that is Julie Davis, who played Jo in the Five fall into adventure episode. Unfortunately, Julie's last post on this thread was about 3 years ago, if not longer. I've not heard of anyone from the film crew being on the forums. :|
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby Onkel Quentin » 20 Jul 2017, 15:27

Thank you number 6!
The thing is, when I visited Decon Farm, the owner told me, that there was a lady one weekend before and she was an actor on backside. This weekend was 12. and 13. of may, so I thought she wanted to come to the meeting in Exbury.
But it is great, that Jo is a member of this forum. I like her. She was so "aggressiv". When I've seen the FF first time in german television, I was 7 or 8 years old. She was the person, I could always remember, also Red Tower and the house. It is my favorit episode.
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby number 6 » 20 Jul 2017, 17:11

Onkel Quentin wrote:Thank you number 6!
The thing is, when I visited Decon Farm, the owner told me, that there was a lady one weekend before and she was an actor on backside. This weekend was 12. and 13. of may, so I thought she wanted to come to the meeting in Exbury


You're welcome, O.Q. Now then, you've lost me regarding the lady from "backside"! Not heard of this programme! I think the owner mean't to say the lady was a former actress on Brookside, a TV drama in the UK (in the 80's/90's?) :D

Julie Davis attended the Enid Blyton day in Twyford in 2010, along with Gary Russell, Marcus Harris & Gail Renard.
It was great to meet Julie in person. I wasn't disappointed. She was absolutely lovely & very friendly. :D
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 20 Jul 2017, 17:23

She was very nice, number 6, I had a few photos taken with her on that great day.

Here is the Society Day write up, with pictures of Julie and others.

I'm with Julie, Eddie and Anita and John (L.S.) on the second picture down. :)

http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/day-2010-05-15.php

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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby Eddie Muir » 20 Jul 2017, 18:10

Great photo and great memories, Julie. :D
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby number 6 » 20 Jul 2017, 22:05

Julie2owlsdene wrote:She was very nice, number 6, I had a few photos taken with her on that great day.

Here is the Society Day write up, with pictures of Julie and others.

I'm with Julie, Eddie and Anita and John (L.S.) on the second picture down. :)

http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/day-2010-05-15.php

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Brilliant, Julie! She was absolutely wonderful, & I thank you for the link you provided! 8)
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Re: TV locations for the Famous Five series

Postby number 6 » 20 Jul 2017, 22:16

I can remember speaking to you on a few occasions during the Twyford 2010 EBS meeting, Julie! They were very brief, but they're still etched in my memory! However, I don't think you remember me. I was the chap who confirmed F5 location sites & chatted to Gary Russell during the screening of 'Five fall into adventure' episode! :D
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