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TV Mini-Series

Country: UK

Genre: Drama, Family



After the death of her parents, a young girl called Heidi is taken by her aunt Dete to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps, where her unaffected cheerfulness wins over the country folk, and where she forms a friendship with local boy Peter the Goatherd (Nicholas Lyndhurst). However, after a time, aunt Dete returns to take Heidi to Frankfurt to become a companion to a wealthy invalid girl. Will Heidi ever return to her beloved Alpine home?


  • Based on the 1881 novel of the same name by Swiss author Johanna Spyri (1827-1901)
  • Transmitted in 6 episodes, October-November 1974
  • This was Nicholas Lyndhurst's second screen acting role, and his very first credited role.
  • This BBC miniseries has only ever had a VHS release, in which the episodes were edited to form a continuous film of just under 2 hours. This version is available to view on YouTube - link below.

Reviews and Other Resources

Picture for Heidi


  • Emma Blake
  • Hans Meyer
  • Flora Robson
  • Nicholas Lyndhurst
  • Chloe Franks
  • Kathleen Byron
  • Myra Frances
    (Aunt Dete)
  • Richard Speight
    (Street boy - episode 3)

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