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Watership Down


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The animated screen version of Richard Adams's bestselling novel with the voices of

When a young buck named Fiver has a frightening vision of their warren's destruction, a group of rabbits led by the resourceful Hazel steal away to find a safer home. Their epic journey is filled with adventure and fraught with danger and difficulty.
Surviving encounters with hawks, foxes, rats and man, the intrepid band face a greater peril - the wicked tyrant General Woundwort....
This enchanting film features the highly successful single 'Bright eyes' sung by Art Garfunkel.
Written, produced and directed by MARTIN ROSEN
(First showing on British television)
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Unknown: Richard Adams
Directed By: Martin Rosen
Hazel: John Hurt
Fiver: Richard Briers
Hyzenthlay: Hannah Gordon
Pipkin: Roy Kinnear
Kehaar: Zero Mostel
Cowslip: Denholm Elliott
General Woundwort: Harry Andrews
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Chief Rabbit: Ralph Richardson
Bigwig -: Michael Graham-Cox
Captain Holly: John Bennett
Blackberry: Simon Cadell
Dandelion: Richard O'Callaghan
Silver: Terence Rigby
Clover: Mary Maddox
Cat: Lyn Farleigh
Campion: Nigel Hawthorne
Blackavar: Cllfton Jones
Black Rabbit: Joss Ackland

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