The Phoenix and the Carpet 1976: Complete Series (DVD)
The classic BBC adaptation of the popular novel by E. Nesbit, starring Richard Warner and Bernard Holley. First broadcast in 1976.
Four children discover a strange egg hidden in an old Persian carpet in this classic adaptation of E. Nesbit’s acclaimed children’s story, part of a trilogy of novels that started with Five Children and It. The x-part drama was first broadcast on the BBC in 1976.
A family buys an old carpet from a junk shop in Edwardian London, which when unrolled reveals a large shiny egg. One of the boys accidentally knocks the egg into the fire. A charming talking Phoenix emerges and he has the power to grant their wishes. With the magic carpet now laid out in their playroom, their fantastic adventures are about to begin.
Nominated for a British Academy Television Rediffusion Star Awards in 1978.
Run time: 3 hours 47
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