Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde

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Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde
Format Children's television series
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 53 (List of episodes)
Running time 14 minutes
Original channel CBBC
Original run 1995 – 1998

Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde was a British children's television series which aired on BBC One in the UK for 53 episodes between 1995 and 1998.

The programme was a comedy with its premise being loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Gothic novella, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


Olivia Hallinan plays a schoolgirl named Julia Jekyll who makes a special drink called an elixir for a science project, but two school bullies named Nicole and Sharon known as "The Blister Sisters" ruin her experiment by placing all kinds of dangerous things in her drink including a hair restoring formula. When Julia sips the drink during a demonstration, she turns into a huge hairy monster named Harriet Hyde that scares the living daylights out of most of the people around her. The effects usually wear off after a while but unexpectedly keep coming back. Julia's best friend and fellow student from Rocket Academy, Edward Knickers is the only one who knows her secret and she has hard work trying to hide it from her parents, next door neighbors, the teachers and all the other fellow students whilst she tries to find a cure. Teachers at the Rocket Academy were the jolly headmaster Memphis Rocket and Lester Blister, the Blister sisters' cruel uncle.

Main Cast[edit]

  • Olivia Hallinan as Julia Jekyll/voice of Harriet Hyde (Harriet Hyde is played John Asquith)
  • Victoria Williams as Moira Jekyll (Credited as Mum)
  • Ian Keith as Jerry Jekyll (Credited as Dad)
  • Simon Green as Memphis Rocket
  • Ann Emery as Mrs Rocket
  • Dale Rapley as Lester Blister
  • Tiffany Griffiths as Nicole Blister
  • Karen Salt as Sharon Blister
  • Guy Edwards/Steven Webb as Edward Knickers
  • Susie Brann as Mona Jitter
  • John Elmes as Jason Jitter

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