Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in ... See full summary »
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 Miss Minchin (6 episodes, 1987)
Amelia Shankley ...
 Sara Crewe (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Miss Amelia (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Cook (6 episodes, 1987)
Natalie Abbott ...
 Becky (6 episodes, 1987)
Alison Reynolds ...
 Ermengarde (6 episodes, 1987)
Katrina Heath ...
 Lavinia (6 episodes, 1987)
Joann Dukes ...
 Jessie (6 episodes, 1987)
Johanna Hargreaves ...
 Henrietta (5 episodes, 1987)
Jessica Simpson ...
 Lottie (5 episodes, 1987)
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 Carrisford (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Anna (3 episodes, 1987)
John Bird ...
 Mr. Carmichael (3 episodes, 1987)
Annie Lambert ...
 Mrs. Carmichael (3 episodes, 1987)
Tariq Alibai ...
 Ram Dass (3 episodes, 1987)
Christopher Haley ...
 Donald (3 episodes, 1987)
Zoe Mair ...
 Janet (3 episodes, 1987)
Alessia Gwyther ...
 Nora (3 episodes, 1987)
Justine Simon ...
 Eleanora (3 episodes, 1987)
Samantha Gale ...
 Elizabeth (3 episodes, 1987)
David Yelland ...
 Captain Crewe (2 episodes, 1987)
John Grillo ...
 Barrow (2 episodes, 1987)
Marianne Borgo ...
 Mariette (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Baker's Wife (2 episodes, 1987)
Mia Fothergill ...
 Waif (2 episodes, 1987)
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Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in Miss Michin's school, befriended only by the scullery maid, Becky, her friends Ermengarde and Lottie, a little monkey, a lascar, and the mysterious man next door. Written by Kathy Li

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Miss Minchin: Aren't you going to thank me?
Sara Crewe: Thank you?
Miss Minchin: For my kindness in giving you a home!
Sara Crewe: No, Miss Minchin, you are not kind. And this is not a home.
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A faithful adaptation of the book. True to characters and story.
27 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best adaptations of a book ever done. Amelia Shankley captures the character of Sara with a marvelous performance. She maintains her dignity and her natural kindness in spite of the most difficult circumstances. Maureen Lipmann's performance as the selfish, conceited head mistress is also very good. In fact, all of the performances are really very good. And best of all, for once the writers of the screenplay did not feel compelled to significantly change any of the story. The scene with the starving little girl in front of the bun shop is very well done and true to the book. This is a wonderful movie and I am hoping that it will soon be available on DVD.


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