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Follyfoot

Follyfoot Farm "Home of Rest for Horses - Visitors Welcome". Callie spent her time looking after unwanted horses and ponies. She also had to keep an eye on the unscrupulous owners of Pinecrest riding stables. This was difficult for Callie as, in most episodes, her eyes were welled up with tears. Even the theme tune about 'The lightning tree' born in a thunder storm #Roll, roll the lighting tree, it's never too late for you and me# brought a lump to the throat even before you started watching. Well it did if you were a pre-teenage girl in to ponies.


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Do You Remember Follyfoot?

Do You Remember Follyfoot?

  • Anonymous user
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    "Lightning Tree" was by a band called 'The Settlers'. As far as I recall, the female singer rejoiced in the moniker of Lidy t'Hart and came from The Netherlands...
  • Anonymous user
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    Can't remember anyone called Callie, but Dora was the weeping wimp on all the episodes! I secretly fancied Steve and watched it regularly. I remember 'the Lightning Tree' actually became a hit single. Ohh, Sundays just aren't the same anymore....
  • Anonymous user
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    Although Callie was the main character in Monica Dickens books on Follyfoot, the 70s ITV series had the ever-moody Dora (played by Gillian Blake) as the main lead. A posh lonely teenager dumped by her unemotional parents on her Uncle (Desmond Llewelyn - he of Bond 'M' fame), Dora chose to stay at his run down Follyfoot Farm in Yorkshire which took in stray or wounded horses. Living under the watchful eye of Slugger (Arthur English), Stryker (Christian Rodska) and Steve (Steve Hodson) they rescued a distressed horse nearly every week. This meant that the farm was pretty full with strays and Steve seemed to live permanently over the barn! Like you say, Dora regularly 'welled-up' and her 'Oh, Steve ...' was her regular classic line. The simmering attraction between Dora and Steve fuelling the minds of teenage girls everywhere on a Sunday afternoon!!