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* [=MacGuffin=]: The plot of series 5 revolves around a quest to find a priceless diamond called the Dawn Star.

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* [=MacGuffin=]: MacGuffin: The plot of series 5 revolves around a quest to find a priceless diamond called the Dawn Star.


* [=MacGuffin=]: The plot of series 5 revolves around a quest to find a priceless diamond called the Dawn Star.



** Florence in series 5, whose father is white but mother was evidently black.



* RaceLift: Gideon is white in the books and black in the show. The same is true for Nurse Winterson.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Polly]] is adopted by a couple because she looks like their recently deceased daughter.


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** Hetty seems to view Jack's affection for her as this and, while sympathetic to him, doesn't want to marry him.


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* RaceLift: Gideon is white in the books and black in the show. The same is true for Nurse Winterson.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Polly]] is adopted by a couple because she looks like their recently deceased daughter.


** In series 4, Agnes and Lizzy's mother had several children (including Lizzy) with a black father; no one guesses the girls are sisters because of their different skin colours.

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** In series 4, Agnes and Lizzy's white mother had several children (including Lizzy) with a black father; no one guesses the girls are sisters because of their different skin colours.

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** In series 4, Agnes and Lizzy's mother had several children (including Lizzy) with a black father; no one guesses the girls are sisters because of their different skin colours.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Constance Calendar


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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Tough, outspoken Hetty and patient, gentle Gideon fit this trope.


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* MissingMom: A plot point in series 4 is Hetty accidentally finding out that Mrs. Calendar has already had an illegitimate child (who was adopted)

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* ScatterbrainedSenior: A subplot in series 4 involves the cook Mrs Whittock gradually losing her memory from dementia, forcing Sheila and the others to desperately try and cover for her.


** Even after [[spoiler: the setting changes to Calendar Hall, the show diverts away from the books by adding brand new characters who never appeared in the books and creating new incidents.]]



* CanonForeigner: A few, including Mathias and most of the boys.

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* CanonForeigner: A few, including Mathias Mary, Mathias, and most of the boys.boys.
** Also, all the characters at Calendar Hall.



* SculleryMaid: Sheila at the end of series 3.

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* SculleryMaid: Sheila at the end of series 3.3 and series 4.


* AdaptationExpansion: However, the show also expands on the life in the hospital by showing life for the boys and even giving episodes focused around other characters in the hospital, in contrast to the entire story being told from Hetty's point-of-view in the book.



* FieryRedhead: Hetty Feather.

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* FieryRedhead: Hetty Feather.Feather is a redhead and a fiery temper when angered.


''Hetty Feather' (2015-) is a children's TV show on CBBC about Hetty Feather, an abandoned child at the Foundling Hospital in London.

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[[caption-width-right:267:Hetty Feather]]
''Hetty Feather' (2015-) is a children's TV show on CBBC about [[ProtagonistTitle Hetty Feather, Feather]], an abandoned child at the Foundling Hospital in London.
London. It is based on the book series of the same name by Creator/JacquelineWilson


* PuppyLove: Harriet and Matthias [[spoiler: who both go off to New York together with plans to get married.]]

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* PuppyLove: Harriet and Matthias Mathias [[spoiler: who both go off to New York together with plans to get married.]]


* AdaptionDistillation: While the first book covers Hetty's life in her foster family and her return to the Foundling Hospital at age five before the TimeSkip in the second part, the show focuses more on Hetty's present life at the Foundling Hospital and gives a small introduction of Hetty's foster life and return to the hospital at the beginning of the first episode. [[spoiler: This finally changes at the end of Season 3, when Hetty, Gideon, and Sheila finally leave the Hospital for service at Calendar Hall.]]

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* AdaptionDistillation: AdaptationDistillation: While the first book covers Hetty's life in her foster family and her return to the Foundling Hospital at age five before the TimeSkip in the second part, the show focuses more on Hetty's present life at the Foundling Hospital and gives a small introduction of Hetty's foster life and return to the hospital at the beginning of the first episode. [[spoiler: This finally changes at the end of Season 3, when Hetty, Gideon, and Sheila finally leave the Hospital for service at Calendar Hall.]]


* AdapationDistillation: While the first book covers Hetty's life in her foster family and her return to the Foundling Hospital at age five before the TimeSkip in the second part, the show focuses more on Hetty's present life at the Foundling Hospital and gives a small introduction of Hetty's foster life and return to the hospital at the beginning of the first episode. [[spoiler: This finally changes at the end of Season 3, when Hetty, Gideon, and Sheila finally leave the Hospital for service at Calendar Hall.]]

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* AdapationDistillation: AdaptionDistillation: While the first book covers Hetty's life in her foster family and her return to the Foundling Hospital at age five before the TimeSkip in the second part, the show focuses more on Hetty's present life at the Foundling Hospital and gives a small introduction of Hetty's foster life and return to the hospital at the beginning of the first episode. [[spoiler: This finally changes at the end of Season 3, when Hetty, Gideon, and Sheila finally leave the Hospital for service at Calendar Hall.]]


* AdapationDistillation: While the first book covers Hetty's life in her foster family and her return to the Foundling Hospital at age five before the TimeSkip in the second part, the show focuses more on Hetty's present life at the Foundling Hospital and gives a small introduction of Hetty's foster life and return to the hospital at the beginning of the first episode. [[spoiler: This finally changes at the end of Season 3, when Hetty, Gideon, and Sheila finally leave the Hospital for service at Calendar Hall.]]



* CanonForeigner: A few, including Matthias and most of the boys.

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* CanonForeigner: A few, including Matthias Mathias and most of the boys.



* PuppyLove: Harriet and Matthias

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* PuppyLove: Harriet and MatthiasMatthias [[spoiler: who both go off to New York together with plans to get married.]]

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* OrphansPlotTrinket: Hetty's token. Her mother gave it to the Foundling Hospital with Hetty when she gave her up. It's a coin with a heart stamped through it.


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** Also this is Ida Battersea's job at the Foundling Hospital [[spoiler:before she is dismissed]]



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* TraumaticHaircut: When little girls are first brought to the Foundling Hospital, they have their hair cut off short. This also happens to [[spoiler: Sheila, Elizabeth, and Monica in the second episode of series 1 when Matron doesn't believe them when they tell her of Hetty trying to escape as punishment for being out of bed. They sport BoyishShortHair for the rest of series 1.]]

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