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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
18 November 1990 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Eustace, along with a new companion named Jill Pole, is brought back to Narnia. The pair are told by Aslan they must search for King Caspian's missing son, Prince Rilian. Full summary »
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5 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 22)

David Thwaites ... Eustace Clarence Scrubb (6 episodes, 1990)
Camilla Power ... Jill Pole (6 episodes, 1990)

Tom Baker ... Puddleglum (5 episodes, 1990)
Richard Henders ... Prince Rilian / ... (5 episodes, 1990)
Ailsa Berk ... Aslan / ... (5 episodes, 1990)

Barbara Kellerman ... Green Lady (4 episodes, 1990)
William Todd-Jones ... Aslan / ... (4 episodes, 1990)

Ronald Pickup ... Aslan (4 episodes, 1990)

Warwick Davis ... Glimfeather / ... (3 episodes, 1990)
Geoffrey Russell ... King Caspian (3 episodes, 1990)
Patsy Byrne ... Giant Nanny (2 episodes, 1990)

Lesley Nicol ... Giant Queen (2 episodes, 1990)

Nick Brimble ... Giant Porter (2 episodes, 1990)

Tat Whalley ... Cheif Bully / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
Michael Walter ... Trumpkin (2 episodes, 1990)
Bill Wallis ... Warden (2 episodes, 1990)
Stephen Reynolds ... Giant King (2 episodes, 1990)
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Series Directed by
Alex Kirby (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
C.S. Lewis (4 episodes, 1990)
Alan Seymour (4 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
Paul Stone .... producer (4 episodes, 1990)
Colin Shindler .... executive producer: WonderWorks (3 episodes, 1990)

Dale Bell .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jay Rayvid .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Geoffrey Burgon (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Malcolm Banthorpe (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Sarah Greenwood (4 episodes, 1990)
Alan Spalding (4 episodes, 1990)
Adrian Uwalaka (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rosalind Little (4 episodes, 1990)
Judy Pepperdine (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Denise Baron .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1990)
Mark Phillips .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1990)
Jane Walker .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Management
Gilly Hayward .... production manager (4 episodes, 1990)
Philip Lewis .... production manager (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Lewis .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Vin Burnham .... designer: Aslan / creature design and construction / ... (4 episodes, 1990)
Barbara Horne .... properties buyer / property buyer (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Sound Department
John Downes .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1990)
Brian Robinson .... sound (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Mickey Edwards .... visual effects designer (4 episodes, 1990)
Tony Harding .... visual effects designer (4 episodes, 1990)
Robin Lobb .... video effects designer (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Stunts
Terry Walsh .... stunt arranger (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Mason .... lighting / lighting technician (4 episodes, 1990)
Trevor Wimlett .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Music Department
Geoffrey Burgon .... conductor (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Helen Lusher .... production secretary (6 episodes, 1990)
Sally Blake .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1990)
Jim Daniels .... vision (4 episodes, 1990)
Nick Jowitt .... production associate (4 episodes, 1990)
Southan Morris .... assistant floor manager (4 episodes, 1990)
Sue Palmer .... assistant floor manager (4 episodes, 1990)
Sam Heaphy .... flying sequences (2 episodes, 1990)

Wayne Docksey .... animal master (unknown episodes)
 

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UK:30 min (6 episodes)
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Before his death, C.S. Lewis sold the adaptation rights to the entire "Narnia" series. At that time, he absolutely despised television adaptations of his books, believing they were non-realistic, since actors had to wear suits to play non-human characters.See more »
Quotes:
Puddleglum:Suppose... suppose we have only dreamed and made up these things like sun, sky, stars, and moon, and Aslan himself. In that case, it seems to me that the made-up things are a good deal better than the real ones. And if this black pits of a kingdom is the best you can make, then it's a poor world. And we four can make a dream world to lick your real one hollow.
Green Lady:How dare you threaten me!
Puddleglum:As for me, I shall live like a Narnian even if there isn't any Narnia. So thank you very much for supper. We're going to leave your court at once and make our way across your great darkness to search for our land above!
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It's okay., 18 July 2015
Author: WakenPayne from Valhalla

I haven't read any of the Narnia books so the only real thing I have to go on is the Disney movies. However, I did watch this because I did find the effects at times unintentionally hilarious but I decided to just watch this the whole way through because of a few reasons, one was that Tom Baker was in it and that I did like the story of the Disney movies so I'd just see right past the rather cheap creature effects (I have to specify creature effects because other things like the set design is actually quite good) and, the story isn't that bad.

The story is that a bullied girl named Jill Pole meets up with the kid from The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (I did have to fill in the blanks for that but aside from that, I think you can generally watch it without the others in mind and get the gist of it) and while running away from the bullies they manage to get themselves in Narnia There Jill is told by Aslan that they have to find Prince Caspian's son Rillian who had been seduced away from Narnia to god knows where by a woman at the same spot where a serpent killed his mother. They must follow four signs to free the prince but with the help of a half man half frog named Puddleglum (Tom Baker).

I'll quickly go down what I didn't like. Well, the effects in places do look cheap, with the exception of Aslan and maybe the centaurs. I do feel that the villain of The Green Witch should have been played with a bit more subtlety because even at the beginning when she directs them to the Giant's City, it's clear that she has villainous intents - the same can be said for the Giants wanting to eat humans and Marsh-wiggles - I mean there I didn't work it out as fast as the Green Witch but about halfway through I thought "So they offer the kids all they could ever want from a nice bed to sleep on, all the toys they could want and more then enough FOOD" they even say to Jill when she asks to eat something from them that she's growing and needs to be fattened up.

Aside from that I did like the basis of the story and while I did just criticize the acting before the main players actually do a decent enough job. The set design is really good and while some elements are worth criticizing the effort put into it is there. The only real complaint I have with the writing is that at the beginning of the movie with the bullies - all they do to Jill is just chant "POLE!" at her. I was bullied at school and I know that they would have probably done a bit more then just chant her last name over and over without anything else thrown in, I think that thy should have been more realistically written, but aside from that and parts of the acting and writing not being that subtle I don't think I have a single complaint with the story.

I would say that while I haven't read the books, this is an okay watch and I will wait another year to see the remake in 2016 but even so this does have some good things going for it. It's a little hard to explain in the sense that it has it's own charm to it that while some may consider it slow paced I personally don't have that many complaints with the story or the acting from the main players.

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