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Home Farm Twins
Genre Children, Comedy
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 30
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBBC
Original release 7 January 1999 (1999-01-07) – 30 March 2000 (2000-03-30)

Home Farm Twins is a series of children's books written by Jenny Oldfield. The books were later successfully adapted into a television series for the BBC, with Polly Duniam and Sophie Duniam cast as the twins. The television series proved so popular that the books were re-packaged as TV tie-ins.

The books

  1. Speckle the Stray
  2. Sinbad the Runaway
  3. Solo the Homeless
  4. Susie the Orphan
  5. Spike the Tramp
  6. Snip and Snap the Truants
  7. Sunny the Hero
  8. Socks the Survivor
  9. Stevie the Rebel
  10. Samson the Giant
  11. Sultan the Patient
  12. Sorrel the Substitute
  13. Skye the Champion
  14. Sugar and Spice the Pickpockets
  15. Sophie the Show-Off
  16. Silky the Foundling
  17. Scott the Braveheart
  18. Spot the Prisoner
  19. Shelley the Shadow
  20. Star the Surprise

Scruffy the Scamp
Stanley the Troublemaker
Smokey the Mystery
Stalky the Mascot
Samantha the Snob

At Stonelea
Mitch goes Missing
Maisea wants her Mum
Mac Climbs a Mountain

Television series

The television series ran for three seasons from 7 January 1999 until 30 March 2002.

Home Farm Twins follows the adventures of twins Hannah and Helen around the local countryside in this series dramatized by Elly Brewer from the Home Farm books by Jenny Oldfield.

The first season started with the Moore family moving from London to the country village of Doveton. Hannah is a dreamer and an idealist, much more 'girly' than her tomboy sister Helen, who is more outspoken, daring and sarcastic.

The girls quickly got to know the locals and began a long-term friendship with Sam from Crackpot Farm who teased them for being 'townies' but still loved to join in their adventures but Sam had dreams elsewhere and dropped a bombshell on the twins during Season 3 by announcing he was to leave Doveton.

The twins' mother, Mary, is famous for making cakes at the Curlew Cafe which is the business she started up after moving to Doveton, while her husband, David, is a wildlife photographer and studies animals. The twins' parents had a baby girl during Season 3. The girls learned that animals were no longer the only ones who needed looking after and promptly watched their baby sister on numerous occasions, getting into big trouble for regular accidents involving their methods. The final season broadcast on the BBC ended with the twins facing the realities of growing up and looking back at their time spent living on Home Farm and wondering what life had in store for them next.

Television series cast

  • Polly Duniam as Hannah Moore
  • Sophie Duniam as Helen Moore
  • Jacquetta May as Mary Moore
  • Martin Ball as David Moore
  • Ben Evans as Sam
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