Emma and Grandpa

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Filmed in rural Sussex in 1982 and re-edited in 2008 with a new sound track, the charm of this period piece does not date. Each month there is a different story, told in rhyming couplets and highlighting changes in the countryside through the year. An interview with Emma twenty-six years on adds a poignant postscript to her adventures as a child. The series will be particularly useful to primary teachers.

Six-year-old Emma lives with her mother in the country. Whenever she can, she visits her Grandpa and his dog, Cindy, who live in an old cottage not far away. For a few moments in each story you can eavesdrop on their conversation as they explore the woods and fields near their homes and discover all sorts of things about the countryside as it changes through the twelve months of the year.

Ages 3 and upwards

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Narrator Samira Ahmed
Emma Emma Helmer
Grandpa Alan Mason
Composer Robert Hartley
Pianist and Arranger John Baird
Written and Produced by Joy Whitby

First shown on ITV and Home Box Office

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