The BFG is a UK VHS. This was Distributed by VCI and Thames Video in 1997.


When little Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed one night, it is just the beginning of a thrilling adventure with THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT as they catch dreams and blow them into children's bedrooms. Trouble creeps up on them when The Trogglehumper and The Bloodbottler hatch a naughty plot and Sophie and The BFG have to persuade the Queen of England to help them stop the fiendish plans of the mischievous giants.

So sit back with the family and soak up the magic of this fairytale land of giants, dreams and adventures!


  • Voices: David Jason as The BFG, Amanda Root as Sophie, Angela Thorne as The Queen of England, Ballard Berkeley as The Head of the Army, Michael Knowles as The Head of the Air Force, Don Henderson as The Bloodbottler and The Sergeant and Mollie Sugden as Mary.
  • Additional voices: Jimmy Hibbert, Frank Thornton, Myfanwy Talog and Don Henderson.
  • Release Date: 13th October 1997
  • Distributed by VCI and Thames Video

Opening Previews (UK)

  1. VCI Ident (voiceover: "VCI presents some of the most popular children's characters available to buy on video.")
  2. Thomas the Tank Engine Promo
  3. Fourways Farms Promo
  4. Sooty and Co. Promo
  5. My Christmas Play Rhymes and Songs Promo
  6. Tots Video Promo
  7. The BFG Promo
  8. Video overview
  9. "New for '97" overview
  10. Thames Video Warning (1991)
  11. Thames Video Ident (1991)
  12. The BFG Opening
  13. First few seconds of The BFG

Closing Previews (UK)

  1. Last few seconds of The BFG
  2. The BFG Closing
  3. Thames Video Ident (1991)
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