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    Default mid 80s BBC drama set in Wales (?)

    Hello. This is the only one I haven't been able to put a name to. Can you help?!
    Three or four part story. Set in Wales (The Valleys?)
    Boy lives in Valleys. Has a collie dog. Father is a farmer. One day they go out for a walk
    into mining landscape. Boy throws a ball, it falls into a lake. Dog goes after ball. Dog seems
    to struggle out of the water. Boy goes in to rescue dog. Dog sadly dies/drowns.
    Boy gets out but is ill. Gets to hospital. Turns out he is slowly being poisoned.
    Remaining episodes the other characters try to find out what is being dumped/spilled
    into the water by whom in order to make an antidote (?)
    I think it has a happy ending
    Many thanks!
    -Ed

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    Default Re: mid 80s BBC drama set in Wales (?)

    We've had this before but the OP never came back to say if Danny was right https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/t...light=poisoned

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    Default Re: mid 80s BBC drama set in Wales (?)

    This sounds familliar. I think it sounds like one of those Childrens Film Foundation Films that CBBC used to put on 4:30 Fridays, They called it The Friday Film Special.

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    Many thanks.. I did have a quick search on the website but I was a bit tired

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    Quote Originally Posted by escorteclipse1990 View Post
    This sounds familliar. I think it sounds like one of those Childrens Film Foundation Films that CBBC used to put on 4:30 Fridays, They called it The Friday Film Special.
    The Battle Of Billy's Pond has a similar theme of chemicals being dumped & entering watercourses.
    The Trickster On The Roof

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    I'm sorry if this is classified as something of a necro of a thread but I wanted to add to this one.

    I've been looking for this for years, a few bits come to mind that I remember.

    The chemical in the pond was from a canister that had in large red letters 'TOXIC' it had somehow fallen out of a vehicle, found by some kids who threw it in a pond and then threw stones at it until it sank releasing the chemical inside. One character went swimming in the pond and got very badly ill and I believe died.

    The only other thing I remember is a scene was filmed at the old Farthing Corner services on the M2 in Kent.

    My own google-fu has also failed me.

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    Default Re: mid 80s BBC drama set in Wales (?)

    just checked of youtube and the series you are after is called The Country Boy 1989 . its on youtube in full.

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    The Country Boy was mentioned on the old TV Cream website although I don't remember it myself.

    For some reason, the Grange Hill episodes where Roland's year go to Wales in 1983 came to mind when I saw the title - either that or something seen on S4C.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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