Talk:Tottie: The Story of a Doll's House

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Series, not book[edit]

Rumer Godden's book is correctly titled The Dolls' House. The tie-in edition was printed under the title Tottie. Cactus Wren (talk) 05:52, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

"Second Series" section is confusing[edit]

The "Second Series" section (which could do with sourcing, incidentally) mentions that five further episodes were broadcast, but that the films "seem to have disappeared" (rather vague language there, too). What does this mean? The wording almost implies that these are "lost episodes" in the classic sense, but if they were broadcast in the 1980s then it seems highly unlikely that nobody out there has them on VHS. Loganberry (Talk) 03:42, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

The Dragons' Friendly Society say they DO have a VHS copy. (see http://www.dragons-friendly-society.co.uk/tottie.htm) -- EdJogg (talk) 13:29, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Original Research?[edit]

The entire article is basically unreferenced, but the section "The story behind the making of 'Tottie'" provides an unsupported analysis of the story and background. This counts as Original Research. -- EdJogg (talk) 12:46, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

1982 or 1984 ?[edit]

IMDb clearly dates this series at 1984 as does my own admittedly fuzzy memory Tottie: The Story of a Dolls' House (1984– ). The production company's official website says 1982 & Postgate's memoirs, "Seeing Things", appear to talk about preparing to film "Tottie" in the spring of 1982, on page 390. I'm happy to see this corrected but as neither of the 1982 references are cit-able, I suggest leaving it as per the IMDb listing. --Steve Bowen 14:58, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Why are those references uncitable? The website certainly ought to be. Bear in mind that IMDB is a user-generated database, that will contain errors if users submit them. My own memory places "Tottie"-watching in an area I moved from in 1982. Vashti (talk) 12:53, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
I take your point on IMDb, but I still feel his book's ambiguous & I can't find a reference at all on the SmallFilms website, in addition, this isn't the best site to have as a citation. --Steve Bowen 14:58, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Confirmed first broadcast 1984 from the (rather wonderful) BBC Genome project. I could have sworn it was 82 though, wow! Vashti (talk) 10:03, 16 October 2014 (UTC)