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Quick facts for kidsStanley's Dragon
|Written by||Richard Carpenter|
|Directed by||Gerry Poulson|
|Music by||Dave Bainbridge (Not the Iona one)|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Lewis Rudd
|Running time||92 min|
Central Independent Television
|Original network||ITV Network (CITV)|
|Original release||7 April– 28 April 1994|
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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