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21 February 1987 (USA) See more »
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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... See more »
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A faithful adaptation that is simply wonderful! See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Maureen Lipman ... Miss Minchin (6 episodes, 1987)
Amelia Shankley ... Sara Crewe (6 episodes, 1987)

Miriam Margolyes ... Miss Amelia (6 episodes, 1987)
Annette Badland ... 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)

Nigel Havers ... Carrisford (4 episodes, 1987)

Meera Syal ... 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)

Patsy Rowlands ... Baker's Wife (2 episodes, 1987)
Mia Fothergill ... Waif (2 episodes, 1987)
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Series Directed by
Carol Wiseman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Frances Hodgson Burnett (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Nick Elliott .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ellen Freyer .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Colin Shindler .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Rachel Portman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Taylor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Clayton Parker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Lesley Weeks (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Gordon Melhuish (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Linda Mattock (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Wendy Brown .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Mike Fairman .... sound (unknown episodes)
Nigel Holmes .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bert Wilkins .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
 

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USA:163 min
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Carrisford:That's because I feel guilty - sending Carmichael off to Moscow...
Ram Dass:There is a verse in Bhavad Gita. Krishna, in his sermon to Arjuna, advises that, where the goal is worthy, action is always better than inaction! Even if the consequences of such action are to be regretted!
Carrisford:[looking at him incredulously] You made that up.
Ram Dass:Yes, sahib...
Carrisford:You're an old fraud, Ram Dass - but I don't know what I would do without you...
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A faithful adaptation that is simply wonderful!, 11 August 2001
Author: kechelsen

I found this on PBS' marvelous Wonderworks Series in the 80's and just fell in love with it. It is THE definitive version of this wonderful story. While the 1939 version only used the names from the book, creating a whole new story (adding three new characters and having Sara find her father alive), this version is very faithful to the original story, at times even taking direct quotes from the book.

The acting by Amelia Shankley was simply marvelous... she WAS Sara. Nigel Havers was great as Carrisford, although when I read the book I never imagined someone quite so handsome as the "Indian Gentleman" -- I was delighted to be proven wrong. The acting all round was terrific.

If you have read the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, I highly recommend this movie. It will bring the book vividly to life.

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