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    It was about goblin like creatures that lived underground (they seemed to be mining, or just digging tunnels) and I think they planned to pull small children down into their lair. They were green, had no hair or clothes, nor fingers or toes and had spiral eyes. This was about 1972 and it gave me nightmares and two weeks off school and I've always wondered what it was called and I really appreciate any suggestions please.

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    "Jackanory" The Princess and the Goblin: Part 1 - Curdie (1971)



    This sounds like the story you were looking for.

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    Goblins with no toes who hate poetry appear in The Princess and the Goblins and The Princess and Curdie by George Macdonald which I'm fairly sure were given the Jackanory treatment in the 1970s.



    ETA Well done Joenoir - I hadn't realised individual Jackanory stories were listed on IMDB. A recent development?

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    Thanks Joe, but I don't think that was it. I don't remember a princess and as far as I can remember the story was quite contemporary with quite basic but still scary illustrations and the story itself seemed to centre around the creatures, which may or may not have been goblins, but that seemed a good way to describe what I remembered.

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    I am keen to get hold of either the book itself or the Jackanory episodes of a 4 part reading they did of the adventures of a spaceship that went looking for a missing party of school children - it was called 'DRAGON FALL 5 and the something something...'



    Anyone have more information?

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    name='Azanti']I am keen to get hold of either the book itself or the Jackanory episodes of a 4 part reading they did of the adventures of a spaceship that went looking for a missing party of school children - it was called 'DRAGON FALL 5 and the something something...'



    Anyone have more information?


    They were a series of books by Brian Earnshaw - list here:



    Brian Earnshaw



    And can be bought at Amazon.co.uk, for example.





    E.

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