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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ 

The misadventures of a nerdish teenage boy as recorded in his personal diary.
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Series cast summary:
Gian Sammarco Gian Sammarco ...  Adrian Mole 6 episodes, 1985
Stephen Moore ...  George Mole 6 episodes, 1985
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ...  Bert Baxter 6 episodes, 1985
Lindsey Stagg Lindsey Stagg ...  Pandora Braithwaite 6 episodes, 1985
Steven Mackintosh ...  Nigel Partridge 6 episodes, 1985
Julie Walters ...  Pauline Mole 5 episodes, 1985
Beryl Reid ...  May Mole 5 episodes, 1985
Freddie Jones ...  Mr. Scruton 4 episodes, 1985
Chris Gascoyne ...  Barry Kent 4 episodes, 1985
Louise Jameson ...  Tania Braithwaite 3 episodes, 1985
Robin Herford Robin Herford ...  Ivan Braithwaite 3 episodes, 1985
Mary Maddox Mary Maddox ...  Ms Fossington-Gore 3 episodes, 1985
Ahmed Khalil Ahmed Khalil ...  Mr. Singh 3 episodes, 1985
Brenda Cowling Brenda Cowling ...  Matron 3 episodes, 1985
Paul Greenwood Paul Greenwood ...  Mr. Lucas 2 episodes, 1985
Doris Hare ...  Queenie Baxter 2 episodes, 1985
Su Elliot Su Elliot ...  Doreen Slater 2 episodes, 1985
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis ...  Dr. Gray 2 episodes, 1985
Meera Syal ...  Mrs. Singh 2 episodes, 1985
Nikki Brooks ...  Claire Neilson 2 episodes, 1985
Walter McMonagle Walter McMonagle ...  Mr. O'Leary 2 episodes, 1985
Maggie Shevlin Maggie Shevlin ...  Mrs. O'Leary 2 episodes, 1985
Jeremy Austin Jeremy Austin ...  Craig Thomas 2 episodes, 1985
Anthony Watson Anthony Watson ...  Maxwell Slater 2 episodes, 1985
Gladis Robinson Gladis Robinson ...  Old Lady 2 episodes, 1985
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Storyline

Poor Adrian has a lot on his plate! His parents are perpetually on the verge of divorce, he volunteers to help the aged and gets stuck with a revolting old man who treats him like a skivvy, he thinks he's an intellectual but still can't manage to do very well at school, the girl he liked starts going out with his best friend and the only person who seems on his side is his mad old grandma. Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A 13 és 3/4 éves Adrian Mole titkos naplója See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The series takes place from January 1, 1981 to April 3, 1982. See more »

Goofs

When Adrian and his dad are shopping in 1981 Leicester, an advert for the Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre can be seen. This centre was not built until 1984. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Mole: It'll be really good to have her back. Love is the only thing that keeps me sane.
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Connections

Followed by The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Profoundly In Love With Pandora
Composed and performed by Ian Dury and Chaz Jankel
[series theme tune]
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Very funny a timely book for those of us in the teen years
30 October 2004 | by philbroadfootSee all my reviews

This was actually on the telly as a TV Series in 1985 but was repeated in 1987. Certainly helped me along the way as i was the same age and could relate. I think we were all in love with Pandora, Attractive and forthright with a strong spirit. Sue Townsend writes very well and keeps you buried in the book, page after page. The Screen adaption was done very well and the people chosen to play the characters were, in my opinion, perfect. Julie Walters does an outstanding job as Adrians mum and Gian Sammarco was perfect for the role of Adrian. Such was the impact that even now at 34&3/4(funny) i still read them and they are still very funny. A Must read/watch for anyone suffered through being called a nerd!!!!! and I am sure will be appreciated even by the last two generation of kids after my generation.


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