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Stanley's Dragon
Written by Richard Carpenter
Directed by Gerry Poulson
Starring Judd Trichter
Mia Fothergill
Music by Dave Bainbridge (Not the Iona one)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Lewis Rudd
Paul Knight
Richard Carpenter
Producer(s) Gerry Poulson
Running time 92 min
Production company(s) Gatearn
Central Independent Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV Network (CITV)
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original release 7 April (1994-04-07) – 28 April 1994 (1994-04-28)

Stanley's Dragon is a 1994's British family fantasy TV miniseries on CITV starring Judd Trichter and Mia Fothergill.


The film takes place in present-day England. Stanley (Trichter) is an American exchange student who, upon becoming separated from his friends in a cavern, finds an unusual rock. He and his friend Rosie (Fothergill) take it home and wash it, discovering it is actually an egg. Rosie suspects it is a dinosaur egg, but when it hatches, they discover the creature inside is actually a dragon. The dragon grows quickly and they name him "Olly". However, the dragon is appropriated by the local authorities, who put it in a zoo. Suspecting the dragon may be the last of its kind, Stanley endeavours to free it.


  • Judd Trichter - Stanley Katz
  • Mia Fothergill - Rosie Bennett
  • Milton Johns - Mr. Batley
  • Paul Venables - Henry Driver
  • Jeremy Nicholas - Mr. Fuller
  • Carol MacReady - Mrs. Batley
  • Peter Cellier - Mr. Johnson
  • David Roper - Inspector Walsh
  • David Ellison - Sgt. Appleyard
  • John Horsley as Mr. Little


It was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Children's Programme - Fiction or Entertainment.

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