Review Chocky (1984)

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Chocky (TV series)

Written by
John Wyndham (novel)
Anthony Read
Directed by Vic Hughes
Starring James Hazeldine
Carol Drinkwater
Andrew Ellams
Zoe Hart
Anabel Worrell
Prentis Hancock
Glynis Brooks
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Vic Hughes
Pamela Lonsdale
Cinematography Alan Jonas
Editor(s) Oscar Webb
Running time 30 minutes
Distributor Thames
Original release
1984 – 1986
Chocky is a 1984 children's television drama based on the 1968 novel by John Wyndham and was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. Two sequels were produced. All were written by Anthony Read and produced by Thames Television. The series was also broadcast and popular in Czechoslovakia where it was dubbed in both Czech and Slovak languages. It was also dubbed in French and broadcast in Canada in the late 1980s and early 1990s; in Spanish and broadcast in Spain in the late 1980s. It was hugely popular in Bulgaria in the early 1990s. All episodes were shown numerous times.

While the 1968 novel was set in an unspecified 'near future', the TV adaptation was set contemporaneously in the mid-1980s in Surrey. The Gore family acquire a second generation Citroen CX car which was marketed as being technologically advanced at the time.

Chocky S1E1

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