Follyfoot (1971)

Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Created by Monica Deakins, the British children's series Follyfoot starred Gillian Blake as Dora, a lonely teenager who'd been shuttled off to the country when her parents embarked upon a round-the-world vacation. At the suggestion of her kindly uncle, Dora began spending quality time at Follyfoot Farm, a home for "neglected" horses. Here she cared for a variety of deserving nags with the assistance of a bunch of local children, a lovably gruff stable hand named Slugger (Arthur English), and a spot of magic and mysticism. Desmond Llewellyn, best known for his appearances as the eccentric "Q" in the James Bond films, costarred as the Colonel. The series' theme song, "The Lightning Tree," proved to be a hit for a group called the Settlers. Distributed in England by YTV, the 39 half-hour episodes of Follyfoot were broadcast from 1971 to 1973.