The Secret Garden (1975– )

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In 19th-century India, little Mary Lennox is suddenly orphaned by cholera. Her only living relative is her crook-backed uncle, Archibald Craven, so Mary is sent to live at his estate on the... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Sarah Hollis Andrews ...
 Mary Lennox (7 episodes, 1975)
Hope Johnstone ...
 Mrs. Agnes Medlock / ... (7 episodes, 1975)
William Marsh ...
 John (7 episodes, 1975)
Jennie Goossens ...
 Nurse (6 episodes, 1975)
Jacqueline Hoyle ...
 Martha (Sowerby) / ... (6 episodes, 1975)
John Woodnutt ...
 Mr. Archibald Craven (6 episodes, 1975)
Tom Harrison ...
 Ben Weatherstaff (4 episodes, 1975)
David Patterson ...
 Colin Craven / ... (4 episodes, 1975)
Lorraine Peters ...
 Mrs. (Susan) Sowerby / ... (4 episodes, 1975)
Andrew Harrison ...
 Dickon / ... (4 episodes, 1975)
Richard Warner ...
 Dr. Craven (4 episodes, 1975)
Basil Clarke ...
 Pitcher (3 episodes, 1975)
Alison Lowndes ...
 'Lizabeth Ellen (Sowerby) / ... (3 episodes, 1975)
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In 19th-century India, little Mary Lennox is suddenly orphaned by cholera. Her only living relative is her crook-backed uncle, Archibald Craven, so Mary is sent to live at his estate on the Yorkshire moors. Rude and unpleasant, Mary gradually begins to change as she explores the manor and grows to know some of the servants, particularly her maid Martha, and Ben Weatherstaff the gardener. With the help of a robin, Mary discovers a secret garden. She also discovers a cousin she never knew she had, and begins to form plans that transform her cousin, the garden, and ultimately herself. Written by Kathy Li

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Trivia

Following the common BBC practice at the time, shots on sound stages (including those of the "secret garden" itself) were made on videotape while exterior shots were made on film and converted to videotape. In the final video, those shots converted from film fail to be as crisp and clear as the shots made directly to videotape. See more »

Goofs

At several points, one of the children is shown miss-speaking a line and quickly correcting themselves. One such point, appearing both in original and the condensed versions, occurs when Collin is speaking with his father after running into him outside the garden. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the 1984 condensed version, the BBC Video clip runs forward in the opening credits and runs backwards in the ending credits. See more »

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Version of ABC Weekend Specials: The Secret Garden (1994) See more »

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Fabulous family entertainment for all ages
26 April 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Very impressive production! A simple story brought to life with superb acting, complex and consistent characters, and a believable and entertaining storyline. There's no "good" or "bad" characters. All the people have their good and bad sides and these are allowed to interact with other personalities.

Don't expect a multi-million dollar production, but this charming story is presented with much professionalism by the entire cast. An entirely enjoyable presentation for the whole family.


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