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The Queen’s Nose (BBC Kids, Victoria Shalet, Paula Wilcox)

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The Queen’s Nose BBC Kids, Victoria Shalet, Nerys Hughes

Fantasy comedy drama series The Queen’s Nose detailed the adventures of young Harmony Parker (Victoria Chalet), a girl with a wish granting 50 pence coin. The series was made up of individual six part serials. Harmony left during the third series.

Subsequent series continued to feature her family with her parents running a children’s home in one series. By the 2002 series only Melody (Heather Jay Jones) remained of the original cast.

The 2003 series saw a complete change of cast and location with the Queen’s Nose now found by a boy called Jake (Jordan Metcalfe) living with his Aunt Carla and grandfather above their bric-a-brac shop.

Cast: VICTORIA SHALET as Harmony; PAULA WILCOX as Mrs Parker; STEPHEN MOORE as Mr Parker; DONALD SUMPTER as Uncle Ginger; HEATHER JAY JONES as Melody Parker; CALLUM DIXON as Gregory; ANTHONY HAMBLIN as Tom (serials 1 and 2); NERYS HUGHES as Aunt Glenda (serial 3)

2003 cast:- JORDAN METCALFE as Jake; LUCINDA DRYZEK as Gemma; JULIET COWAN as Carla; DAVID STERNE as Chief (Grandfather)

Writer: Steve Attridge / Devised by Steve Attridge and Carol Wiseman from the book by Dick King-Smith / Music: Carl Davis / Design: Gordon Melhuish / Costume: Amy Roberts / Visual Effects: Jim Francis / Script Executive: Gillian Gordon / Producers: Clive Parsons, Davina Belling / Director: Carol Wiseman

UK / BBC One / 36×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 1995 – 1998 and 2000 and 2002-2003