In Birthday at Follyfoot Dora is trying to keep her upcoming birthday a secret but Ron and Steve both have other ideas. Ron wants to go for a full on surprises at the Colonel’s whilst Steve wants to keep it simple at the Farm.
Of course the boys are soon at loggerheads over whose idea is the best. The boys decide to settle the matter with a jousting competition at the local fair.
A rather lovely episode actually, there are funny moments with the boys jousting, wistful melancholy with Dora telling Slugger she never wants things to change and a joyful ending with the real surprise birthday party for Dora put on by Slugger.
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 13 September 1971
Writer: Audley Southcott / Director: Michael Tuchner
Series: Follyfoot Season 1 Episode 12
Gillian Blake as Dora
Steve Hodson as Steve
Arthur English as Slugger
Desmond Llewellyn as The Colonel
Christian Rodska as Ron Stryker
Kareen Hofsass as Little girl