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The Famous Five’s latest adventure takes centre stage as part of Great Western Railway’s new TV ad campaign

Great Western Railway is using Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five as the backdrop to a new advert promoting the introduction of Intercity Express Programme trains.

In the film, the Famous Five take an unexpected adventure across the GWR network when they are separated from their dog Timmy. Blyton’s characters have been re-imagined and brought to life by award-winning animator Pete Candeland, partnering with Enid Blyton Entertainment.

Karen Lawler, senior licensing manager at Hachette Children’s Group, said: “The South West of England held a special place in Enid Blyton’s heart. It was a region she would regularly visit on holiday, and was the inspiration for the setting of her Famous Five stories.

“A campaign where her characters explore the stunning landscape on Great Western Railway is the perfect fit for The Famous Five, especially in their 75th anniversary year.”

Making of Part 1: Adventures with the Famous Five – The Start of the Journey

 

Making of Part 2 – Adventures with the Famous Five – Creating the Adventure

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  • GWR fan - 29/09/2017 10:44

    Wonder if GWR will do a Livery for the Famuos Five with one of the five coaches.

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    • HST vs Azuma - 29/09/2017 16:52

      That's is a Art Livery I would want to see.

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  • AndrewJGwilt1989 - 29/09/2017 11:51

    Not forgetting Paddington 24/7 program on Channel 5 every Monday night.

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  • Phil Spear - 29/09/2017 18:53

    When are we going to get the new trains down in the south west and to replace the little ones that we get on the branch line to paignton so that we get more coaches rather than the crowded ones we have in the rush hours.

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  • Andrew - 01/10/2017 10:44

    Throw back to an imaginary 1950s era - timed for the Brexit illusion.

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  • Clare - 08/10/2017 00:20

    Any chance the smaller posters will be made available to buy?

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