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The Demon Headmaster 

Dinah Glass moves in with a new foster family and begins to attend the same school as her new foster brothers. But there is something very strange going on at the school. BBC adaptation of the children's novels by Gillian Cross.
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Series cast summary:
Terrence Hardiman ...  The Demon Headmaster / ... 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Frances Amey Frances Amey ...  Dinah Hunter / ... 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Gunnar Cauthery Gunnar Cauthery ...  Lloyd Hunter 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Thomas Szekeres Thomas Szekeres ...  Harvey Hunter 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Rachael Goodyer Rachael Goodyer ...  Mandy 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Kristy Bruce Kristy Bruce ...  Ingrid 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Anthony Cumber Anthony Cumber ...  Ian 18 episodes, 1996-1998
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Mrs. Hunter 17 episodes, 1996-1998
Katherine Wyeth Katherine Wyeth ...  Rose Carter 10 episodes, 1996
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Dinah Glass is a young girl, nervous about joining her new foster family; The Hunters. Although the parents are welcoming, the two brothers (Harvey and Lloyd) are more cautious but that's the least of her problems once she starts at her new school. The headmaster is intent on order and the pupils are unusually willing to obey, except for a few. What is going on and just what is the headmaster up to? Dinah hopes to find out, if she can just win the trust of Harvey and Lloyd.

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English

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2 January 1996 (UK) See more »

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Riivattu rehtori See more »

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(19 episodes)

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Color
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The music used for the Octopus Dare computer game is an 8-bit rendition of the shows main theme tune. See more »

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Remade as The Demon Headmaster (2019) See more »

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Forget Harry Potter meet Splat!
11 December 2002 | by keith-125See all my reviews

I picked up this film in a dodgy part of the city, thinking it might be fun. It didn't seem too old and was produced by the BBC. Firstly the plot is your usual evil headmaster trying to take over the world. This story is very similar to a book i once read called 'My Teacher is an Alien'. Anyway, don't be put off by the child-heavy cast, the acting is not bad, compared to the first Harry Potter film.

The brothers are great-fun in a Weasley Twins kind of way. Dinah is sort of a Harry/Hermione fusion, being the main character, smart, brave, and an orphan. The rest of the gang are under-used, Ingrid is sassy, Ian is the scared one, and i forget who the last one is.


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