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    Hi all

    Does anybody know whether the 1968 LWT production of The Growing Summer still exists, and, if so, has ever had a repeat showing?
    I'm reading the excellent book by Noel Streatfeild at the moment and would love to see this if anyone knows of a copy?

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    Paul
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    All six twenty-five minute colour episodes of The Growing Summer are extant, plus a twenty-minute discussion programme about it, according to ITN Source. Shown on Sundays, 18:15-18:40, in the LWT area. It wasn't repeated. It's the kind of series Network might release, if the episodes are in good condition (with the discussion programme as an extra).
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    Member Country: UK woodsy's Avatar
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    Thanks for the info.
    Fingers crossed as Network are pretty good at picking things to release.
    (I'm still hoping for Murphey's Mob)!

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    I don't even remember it, but as I used to read Noel Streathfield as a child, it's possibly one I did see, but it's faded from memory.

    I'd certainly give it a go, if there was enough to hook me in, what type of show was it ?

    mystery/fantasy/ or just exploits of kids in the past

    Watching the 74 series of "Carrie's War" at the moment, & loving it (though i know that's Nina Bawden) but just using as an example.

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    "UK 1968 children's contemporary drama television series from recent novel. About early teenagers learning about life and other people due to unforeseen circumstances. Made by London Weekend Television. Filmed in colour on location in South-West Ireland and London. Broadcast on Sunday early evenings in religious slot. Never repeated but extant in ITV Archives. Series shown in Australia, 1971. Version of series edited to one programme was first children's programme broadcast in colour on ITV, in 1969; this version won prize at international television festival, 1969. Remembered by many who watched it."

    That about summarises The Growing Summer.

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