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Complete series cast summary:
 Miss Minchin (6 episodes, 1987)
Amelia Shankley ...
 Sara Crewe (6 episodes, 1987)
 Miss Amelia (6 episodes, 1987)
 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)
 Carrisford (4 episodes, 1987)
 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)
 Baker's Wife (2 episodes, 1987)
Mia Fothergill ...
 Waif (2 episodes, 1987)


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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She never thought she was a princess, she only tried to behave like one.
9 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit it: I watched this over and over when I was a little girl. It's not often that a story with such a clear moral message is this entertaining. Anyone out there who has kids, especially girls, should find this series and get it for them, they'll love it. The Shirley Temple version can't hold a candle to this one, if you were wondering. The realism is striking, especially in scenes which depict illness or poverty, and the tenderness in the relationships between the characters (or the harshness in some cases) is a feat not often achieved in family television drama. I'd recommend this series to anyone who likes Harry Potter, Pollyanna, Annie, Heidi, Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, Labyrinth, Gilliam's Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen or pretty much anything by Hayao Miyazaki. The protagonist of "The Little Princess" is a heroine in the tradition of the girls in all of these stories -- imaginative, patient, courageous and self-sacrificing. You'll love her, and your daughters will too.

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