In Australia, in the week before Christmas the FOUR omnibus versions of SOME of the episodes are due to be re-screened on the Hallmark Pay Tv channel. They are Huch Finn and the Pirates, Huck becomes a victim, Huch and the Buried Treasure and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. They are each around 90 mins in length. I used to have access to Pay Tv but don't anymore, so if you have a friend in Australia they may be able to tape them for you but they are to be put on at odd times 2am and 6:30 am the next day. Be aware that I have heard the operators over here have a system whereby those who try and tape the series get a distorted sound playback on their videos! There would be probably be about thirteen of the episodes combined in these four telemovies. Hallmark have said that there are NO plans to offer this series on DVD in AUSTRALIA, so you might be lucky elsewhere. However, the prospect of finding someone who taped the series from 1979 and still has copies would I imagine be very unlikely, unless of course they choose to still post here. I'm amazed that Ian Tracey is still doing films as his bio attests!
hi ashley, i e-mailed you a few hours ago, then checked the imdb.
this is great news.i would be interested in copy of huck and friends if possible. let me know a price etc
ps it isn't the german dub version is it!?
Hi is the the huck finnseries when he sleeps like in a big barrel huck finn that is and had a catchy theme tune and showing like those boats with the big wheel thing at the back (sorry dont know what they are called lol) in the opening credits, i watched this in the 80's on BBC1 and loved it if it the one im thinking of that is lol.
1) The boat is a paddleboat.
2) I'm curious if this is the one where they did a great retellling of the the two books, or if there were two separate series...
jamaisj, both books were filmed as one series here. The first few episodes were direct from Tom Sawyer, then Huck and Jim's story took over and Tom disappeared until the last few episodes. It was endless, it was shown every summer for years and I always seemed to end up watching the whole thing.
This series is available on Lovefilm now .