Saturday, December 4, 2010

Three Gifts for Cinderella

Whilst looking for images for my previous post, I came across this image, it is from my favourite childhood program 'Three Gifts for Cinderella',The story was based on a fairy tale written by Božena Němcová (a Bohemian variation of the classic Cinderella fairytale) the film was edited into episodes and shown on UK TV in the late seventies. it also appeared on the PBS chanel in the US.  The film was a Czech production apparently they show it on German, Swiss, Slovakian, Czech and Norwegian TV every Christmas. I wonder if anyone else out there around my age remembers it?  It is enchanting, The English version is not currently available on DVD but I was delighted to find the original BBC version  here.

I have now watched the entire series on u tube, I think it was lifted off a very old VHS recording, the quality was a bit dodgy but never the less I found it just as magical now as I did then.  Even if your not familiar with it, check it out, I think you will find it enchanting too.

The English version on DVD, sadly not currently available.


  1. I've never heard of that one - it sounds lovely. Too bad we don't get the same programming here. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Hi Dash

    Thank you for your lovely comment!

    That programme sounds fascinating. When I've got more than 10 minutes to myself I fully intend to sit down with the laptop and watch the Youtube vids of it.

  3. I have been a very bad follower of late but please know you are still my favorite blogger in the whole wide world.
    I was recently tossed about like a rag doll by an escaped mental patient from Bellevue while buying the New York Times. I am fine but NYC is no longer looking so glamorous.
    I need a dog, how is Crusoe at biting nut jobs or does he only annoy chickens?
    X David

  4. Oh la jolie princesse!

  5. I don't remember that one, but I'll check out YouTube and see if it prods my memory.

  6. I don't remember it either but it looks great and totally up my street. Maybe they didn't show it in London or something? I will definitely check it out, thank you. Hope the weather's ok over there. Our snow's all gone but it's absolutely freezing! xx

  7. can't wait to check this out....I do think I might know you remember the Singing Ringing Tree??


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