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The Famous Five is a British television series based on the children's book series of the same name by Enid Blyton. It was first broadcast on Tyne Tees Television and HTV from 10 September 1995 onwards, and on CITV (the children's strand of ITV) from 1 July 1996 onwards; there were two series between 1995 and 1997, produced by Zenith North and Tyne Tees in 26 twenty-five-minute episodes.

Famous Five
GenreAdventure, Children's
Written byEnid Blyton
StarringJemima Rooper
Paul Child
Marco Williamson
Laura Petela
Christopher Good
Mary Waterhouse
Theme music composerJoe Campbell
Paul Hart
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes26
Producer(s)Peter Murphy
John Price
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Zenith North,
Tyne Tees Television,
Original networkTyne Tees and HTV (1995)
Audio formatMono
Original release10 September 1995 –
16 February 1997
Related showsThe Famous Five (1970s series)



First Series (initially shown on HTV and Tyne Tees)[1][2]

  1. Five on a Treasure Island (part 1) (10 September 1995)
  2. Five on a Treasure Island (part 2) (17 September)
  3. Five Get into Trouble (24 September)
  4. Five Go Adventuring Again (1 October)
  5. Five Fall into Adventure (8 October)
  6. Five Go to Demon's Rocks (15 October)
  7. Five on Kirrin Island Again (22 October)
  8. Five on Finniston Farm (29 October)
  9. Five Go Off to Camp (5 November)
  10. Five Have Plenty of Fun (12 November)
  11. Five on a Secret Trail (19 November)
  12. Five Go to Smuggler's Top (part 1) (26 November)
  13. Five Go to Smuggler's Top (part 2) (3 December)

Second Series (initially shown on HTV)

  1. Five Go Down to the Sea (part 1) (10 November 1996)
  2. Five Go Down to the Sea (part 2) (17 November)
  3. Five Run Away Together (24 November)
  4. Five Have a Mystery to Solve (1 December)
  5. Five Go to Mystery Moor (8 December)
  6. Five (Go) On a Hike Together (15 December)
  7. Five Have a Wonderful Time (part 1) (5 January 1997)
  8. Five Have a Wonderful Time (part 2) (12 January)
  9. Five Go Off in a Caravan (19 January)
  10. Five Get into a Fix (26 January)
  11. Five Are Together Again (2 February)
  12. Five Go to Billycock Hill (part 1) (9 February)
  13. Five Go to Billycock Hill (part 2) (16 February)


  1. ^ Forum about the series, with episode listing, provided by the Enid Blyton Society
  2. ^ BFI Film & TV Database, incomplete listing that lists airings both on Tyne Tees and ITV

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