Buddy (TV series) facts for kids
The cover of the script which was published as a book.
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
Buddy (1986) is a BBC schools drama, based on the novel of the same name by Nigel Hinton. It was shown as part of the social studies strand.
Daltrey reprised his role in the 1991 film Buddy's Song with Chesney Hawkes as Buddy.
- "Raining in My Heart"
- "Crying, Waiting, Hoping"
- "Blue Suede Shoes"
- "That'll Be the Day"
- "Everyday It's-A Getting Closer"
Differences from the novel
When Buddy is first seen in school his friends Julius and Charmian are present. In the book they were off with the cold.
When Terry was arrested along with Ralph, Des King turned up then walked away.
When Buddy ran away he went straight to 56 Croxley Street. In the book he spent the first night in a bus shelter out in the countryside.
|Wayne Goddard||Buddy Clark|
|Caspar Hayley||Young Buddy|
|Roger Daltrey||Terry Clark|
|Kay Stonham||Carol Clark|
|Norman Bird||Mr Normington|
|Lorraine Plummer||Charmian Rybeero|
|Dennis Victory||Julius Rybeero|
|Ena Cabayo||Mrs Rybeero|
|Lloyd Anderson||Mr Rybeero|
|John Harrington||David Siddell|
|Debra Saunders||Emma Groves|
|Anne Dyson||Mrs Soloman|
|Duncan Preston||Ralph Campbell|
|Trevor Ray||Mr King|
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