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The Book Tower (1979–1989)

TV Series | Family, Fantasy

New and classic books are discussed, passages read by well-known actors and authors, and short dramatisations are used to bring the stories to life.
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Updated Jan 3, 1979

Release date (First episode)
Jan 3, 1979 (United Kingdom)

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62 cast members
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Tom Baker
Himself - Presenter Himself - Presenter   See fewer
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21
Tyke Curtis
Tyke (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Tyke (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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8
Robert Rumsby
Danny (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Danny (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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8
Andrew Usher
Classmate (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Classmate (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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8
Jack Maynard
Classmate (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Classmate (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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8
Jane Taylor
Classmate (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Classmate (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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8
Members only
8
Peter Ivatts
Headmaster (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Headmaster (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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7
Jon Palmer
Sir (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Sir (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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7
Mark Low
Classmate (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Classmate (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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5
Kay Mellor
Mum (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Mum (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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4
Anthony Havering
Dad (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Dad (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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4
Bryonie Pritchard
Miss Honeywell (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Miss Honeywell (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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4
Kate Dove
Mrs. Somers (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") / Miss Somers (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") Mrs. Somers (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler") / Miss Somers (segment: "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler")   See fewer
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4
Nick Wilton
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2
Michael Rosen
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2
Alun Armstrong
Himself / Himself - Presenter Himself / Himself - Presenter   See fewer
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2
Margi Clarke
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1
Timmy Mallett
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1
Mark Miwurdz
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1
Wincey Willis
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1
Victoria Wood
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1
Roger McGough
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1
Anthony Benson
Headmaster (segment: "Boy") Headmaster (segment: "Boy")   See fewer
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1
John Bleasdale
Dad (segment: Interference) Dad (segment: Interference)   See fewer
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1
Barry Eaton
Punk Ghost Punk Ghost   See fewer
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1
Michael Turner
Himself Himself   See fewer
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1
Lawrence Cieslik
Boy (segment: "Boy") Boy (segment: "Boy")   See fewer
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1
Annie Hayes
Mum (segment: Interference) Mum (segment: Interference)   See fewer
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1
Members only
1
Norman Mills
Chief Inspector Snape (segment: "Falcon's Malteser") Chief Inspector Snape (segment: "Falcon's Malteser")   See fewer
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1
Ralph Bowland
Senior Spook Senior Spook   See fewer
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1
Gerry Cowan
Master (segment: "Vampire Master") Master (segment: "Vampire Master")   See fewer
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1
Bill Rodgers
Boyle (segment: "Falcon's Malteser") Boyle (segment: "Falcon's Malteser")   See fewer
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1
Members only
1
Dean Manning
Boy (segment: "Vampire Master") Boy (segment: "Vampire Master")   See fewer
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1
Lloyd Peters
Herbert Simple (segment: "Falcon's Malteser") Herbert Simple (segment: "Falcon's Malteser")   See fewer
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1
Members only
1
Samantha Holland
Beattie (segment: Interference) Beattie (segment: Interference)   See fewer
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1
Helen Stockdale
Girl (segment: "Vampire Master") Girl (segment: "Vampire Master")   See fewer
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1
Danny Adams
Chris (segment: Interference) Chris (segment: Interference)   See fewer
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1
Wendy Hurst
Ann (segment: Interference) Ann (segment: Interference)   See fewer
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1
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1
Jay Worthy
Greg (segment: "Love From Greg") Greg (segment: "Love From Greg")   See fewer
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1
Emma Davies
Emily (segment: "Love From Greg") Emily (segment: "Love From Greg")   See fewer
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1
Shane Sturrock
Roger (The Boy Who Knew Too Much) Roger (The Boy Who Knew Too Much)   See fewer
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1
Sid Jenkins
Himself Himself   See fewer
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1
David Taylor
Himself Himself   See fewer
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1
Bruce Grobbelaar
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1
Su Ingle
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1
Tony Robinson
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1
Carol Lee Scott
Grotbags - Presenter Grotbags - Presenter   See fewer
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1
Chris Serle
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1
Carol Vorderman
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1
Gary Wilmot
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1
Quentin Blake
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Nicholas Fisk
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Mark Hurst
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Neil Innes
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Dick King-Smith
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Stephen Moore
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K.M. Peyton
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7.4 / 10 | 21 votes