Follyfoot: The Distant Voice (ITV 24 Jun 1974, with Desmond Llewellyn)

In The Distance Voice Dora is finding that being Mistress of Follyfoot is much harder than simply looking after the horses. Especially when there are bills to juggle and feed to order.

She also has a run in with Steve over a horse that belonging to a Milkman who has recently died. His widow tells Dora that the horse, Tansy, was guaranteed a place at the farm by the Colonel but Steve insists they don’t have enough room. Tansy may also be sick and is refusing to eat.

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Steve is right, the horse has the contagious disease Strangles and is sure to die – Dora still insists on bringing the horse back to Follyfoot. Horse trainer Carlton, who has been keeping a pair of his horses at the farm, is none too impressed.

The Colonel, despite still being very ill, manages to pay a visit to Follyfoot to dispense a few words of wisdom to Dora.

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production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 24 June 1973 at 5.35pm

Writer: Francis Stevens / Director: Stephen Frears

Series: Follyfoot Season 3 Episode 1

Gillian Blake as Dora
Steve Hodson as Steve
Christian Rodska as Ron Stryker
Arthur English as Slugger
Alastair Hunter as Carlton
Mollie Maureen as Mrs Padgett
Geoffrey Morris as Vet
Desmond Llewellyn as The Colonel

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