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Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.
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 Peter Pevensie (6 episodes, 1988)
Sophie Cook ...
 Susan Pevensie (6 episodes, 1988)
Jonathan R. Scott ...
 Edmund Pevensie (6 episodes, 1988)
Sophie Wilcox ...
 Lucy Pevensie (6 episodes, 1988)
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 The White Witch (6 episodes, 1988)
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 Mr. Beaver (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Mrs. Beaver (5 episodes, 1988)
Mick Walter ...
 Ginaarbrik (5 episodes, 1988)
Ailsa Berk ...
 Aslan (4 episodes, 1988)
Martin Stone ...
 Maugrim (4 episodes, 1988)
William Todd-Jones ...
 Aslan (4 episodes, 1988)
Keith Hodiak ...
 Aslan's Satyr / ... (4 episodes, 1988)
Garfield Brown ...
 Aslan's Satyr / ... (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Aslan (3 episodes, 1988)
Irene Marot ...
 Hag (3 episodes, 1988)
Kairen Kemp ...
 Hag (3 episodes, 1988)
Jeffrey Perry ...
 Mr. Tumnus (3 episodes, 1988)
Michael Aldridge ...
 Professor Digory Kirke (3 episodes, 1988)
Mike Eastman ...
 Miraz Soldier (3 episodes, 1988)
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In World War, the four Pevenses children: Peter Susan, Edmund and Lucy are evacuated from London to the country house of an eccentric old professor. There, bored and restless, first Lucy and Edmund, and then all four of the kids make their way through an attic wardrobe in Narnia, a magical land of mythical creatures and talking animals. But Narnia is not perfect: it's always winter and never Christmas since the White Witch began her rule. And there are evil creatures as well as good, and a traitor in their midst. Only the return of Aslan can bring victory in the coming battle to win spring and freedom back to Narnia. 3x54min episodes. Written by Kathy Li

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe  »

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The Chronicles of Narnia were CS Lewis' most famous book series. See more »

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Despite going through the battle, Peter's shield is unmarked. See more »

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Peter Pevensie: It's a beaver, I saw its tail!
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Classic BBC
30 November 2003 | by (Dudley, England) – See all my reviews

I have just purchased this on DVD for my seven year old son, after I recalled watching it when it was first screened in the eighties, on the prime Sunday "teatime" spot on BBC1 in the UK. It is a typical BBC production, working with a limited budget, they manage to make a magical & intelligent interpretation of C.S. Lewis's work. The Children who play Peter, Susan, Edmund & Lucy do so with some style, Peter especially, playing his role as the older brother to perfection. Although the budget constraints do show, especially with the animation/live action mix, some of the costumes still look good even now, in this age where CGI enhancement is king. I would recommend this production to anyone, it is classic story-telling in the finest sense.


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