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Katia Polletin Katia Polletin ...  Heidi 24 episodes, 1978
Nicholas Barnes Nicholas Barnes ...  Peter 22 episodes, 1978
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Young Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the mountains where she discovers the liberty and the beauty of Swiss landscapes. Later when Heidi is forced to become a companion to a young invalid girl in a big town, she discovers just how much she misses the mountains, her grandfather, and her friend Peter. Written by LCJ Editions et Productions

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Swiss German | German

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13 September 1978 (Switzerland) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The version of Heidi I remember.....
18 May 2005 | by CarlGossSee all my reviews

...well the theme tune more to the point. The series is long, and that's probably another reason I remember it, but it has a certain charm, which continues to work 25 or more years after seeing it for the first time. We've just invested in the DVD's(2 x 2disc set). The English dubbing may have been a bit raw with the sound effects of footsteps and doors a little on the heavy side, but the scenes in the alps, and the strong casting make up for that. Being lovers of the Alps, the series feels a little slow in the middle when Heidi is in Frankfurt, but the whole thing is very innocent, except for the maid who I'm convinced was put in by Johanna Spry as the 'daddy' interest. It's very 70's, whatever that means! Highlights Grandfather, Sebastian, the goats, oh and of course the theme tune.


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