The Enchanted World of Brambly Hedge

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The Enchanted World of Brambly Hedge
GenreChildren's
Created byJill Barklem
Based onBrambly Hedge book series
Narrated byRobert Lindsay
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes8
Production
Running time
  • 25 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC
Original release31 March 1997 (1997-03-31) –
3 January 2000 (2000-01-03)

The Enchanted World of Brambly Hedge is a stop-motion animated series based on the Brambly Hedge books by Jill Barklem. The show was produced by Hit Entertainment; in the United States, episodes began airing on the Starz premium channel in 1997. [1]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleSubnameOriginal air date
1"Spring Story"Wilfred's Special Birthday31 March 1997 (1997-03-31)
Today is Wilfred's birthday. The mice arrange a surprise picnic at Bluebell Bank and Primrose makes sure that Wilfred doesn't know about it yet. Basil accidentally misplaces Wilfred's picnic hamper. Wilfred recovers the wrong hamper, but luckily, his father gets the correct hamper and Wilfred's birthday celebration begins. VHS release also features exclusive 15 minute programme "The A-Z of Brambly Hedge" which shows people different things in Brambly Hedge through the alphabet.
2"Summer Story"An Enchanted Riverside Wedding25 August 1997 (1997-08-25)
Poppy and Dusty have seen other so often. Dusty wishes to propose to Poppy. Wilfred and Primrose try to bring the couple together. Finally comes the day of the wedding. Unfortunately, Wilfred's blunder causes the wedding raft to drift down the stream, away from the bride, but Wilfred eventually manages to catch the raft and the wedding is saved. VHS release also features exclusive 15 minute programme "The World of Brambly Hedge" which shows people all the sights in Brambly Hedge.
3"Autumn Story"Primrose's Stormy Night26 October 1997 (1997-10-26)
During the harvest season, Lord Woodmouse and Primrose go picking blackberries, while Wilfred looks for adventure by trying to find a creature called The Weasel. Primrose and Wilfred get lost as they explore the wilderness, so all the other mice send out a search party. The search party finds Primrose and Wilfred, so they all return home. VHS release also features exclusive 15 minute programme "The Mice of Brambly Hedge" which introduces people to all the mice who live in Brambly Hedge.
4"Winter Story"An Ice Palace Party25 December 1996 (1996-12-25)
Wilfred is looking forward to the deep snow to ride on his sledge. Better still, when the snow covers the third notch comes the Snow Ball celebration at the Oak Palace. Soon, Basil, Wilfred and Primrose get trapped in one of the snow tunnels. Primrose finds a way out and summons the other mice to help out. After that, everyone celebrates. VHS release also features exclusive 15 minute programme "The Celebrations of Brambly Hedge" which shows what the mice get up to on a special day.
5"The Secret Staircase"The Mid-Winter Festivities26 December 1998 (1998-12-26)
Mid-Winter's Day is coming. Primrose and Wilfred are assigned to recite the Midwinter Poem, and they discover a secret staircase concealed in the attic and many old rooms within. They finally stumble down a secret tunnel making it in time for the Midwinter celebrations, but they keep the old rooms a secret.
6"High Hills"Wilfred's Rafting Expedition2 April 1999 (1999-04-02)
Wilfred joins Mr Apple and the Weavers to the High Hills. Mr Apple and Wilfred do some exploring, getting lost and stuck up ridges, but Wilfred has the essential equipment. Primrose and the Weavers search for them, but Wilfred and Mr Apple reach them by raft.
7"Sea Story"The Adventure To Find More Salt29 December 1999 (1999-12-29)
Wilfred and Primrose are going with Dusty and Poppy on an expedition to the sea to gather salt at Seagull Rock. After the journey, they meet Perslame and his family. When a storm approaches Primrose rescues Shrimp. When the storm passes, the salt is packed and ready to go.
8"Poppy's Babies"The Construction Of A New Home3 January 2000 (2000-01-03)
Poppy is very busy and overworked looking after her babies. Mr. Apple and many other mice help clean and refurbish some his old rooms for the naming ceremony, trying to keep it a secret surprise for Poppy. After a lot of work, the new house is ready for the celebration.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Hare, Kate (6 April 1997). "Cable networks offer variety of shows for 'Kids and Family Week'". Buffalo News. Tribune Media Services. p. 24. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 'Brambly Hedge' (7 p.m. Wednesday, Starz): Author Jill Barklem's enchanting 1980 illustrations about the lives of a community of mice who live in Brambly Hedge comes to life.

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