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The Queen's Nose

The Queen's Nose was a CBBC television adoption of the Dick King-Smith novel. The series was broadcast during the CBBC slot between 1995 and 1998. The stories remained faithful to the book, with the same seven wishes being granted upon rubbing the coin.


It is about a girl called Harmony Parker who finds a magical 50p coin, which grants wishes every time the nose on the face of Queen Elizabeth II is rubbed.After the third series Harmony throws the coin into a lake in order to give another child a chance to find it and use its powers.


In 2000, the BBC revived the series with new stories, but without the main character Harmony, with a further four series being made between 2000 and 2003. Many viewers felt that the departure from the novels and the loss of the main character, played by Victoria Shalet, diminished the series.

The later series did however still feature other members of the Parker family in various roles. Harmony's sister Melody, played by Heather-Jay Jones, stayed on until the penultimate series. The Queen's Nose is no longer being repeated on the CBBC Channel as of 2010.


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