The Borrowers are small, 15cm high humans who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human homes, and survive by 'borrowing' all they need ... See full summary »
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
The borrowers leave their new home and find a model village just the right size for them. They find George but the village's owner also finds out about the borrowers. Written by
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I recently dug out the videos of this charming TV series and it's still as good today as it was 10 years ago! I used to watch this religiously when I was 7 years old. You don't get television programmes like this anymore - an amazing cast featuring the likes of Ian Holm and Penelope Wilton who are perfect in their roles as Mr and Mrs Clock - the clever and courageous Pod and the worried and tearful Homily, who along with their mischievous daughter Arietty set out on a hair raising journey through the English countryside, hoping to find a new home for themselves. They are 'Borrowers', who spend their days 'borrowing' everything and anything from 'Human Beans', in order to survive! Children's programmes today are simply too polished - Sian Phillips is perfectly cast as the devilish house minder Mrs Driver and at times the programme is surprisingly startling. Full of adventure and suspense, and special effects that were a masterpiece of their time (and still impress today), this BBC adaptation of Norton's classic novel is a favourite of my generation and is one for all the family!
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