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Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  13 October 2000 (UK)
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Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Le Vaillant ...
Thomas Long (adult)
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Doris Schuster
Serena Gordon ...
Melody Long
Alfie Lawrence ...
Harriet Long
Mel Martin ...
Alice Long
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Aunt Gwen Kitson
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Uncle Alan Kitson
Anthony Way ...
Tom Long
Nick Robinson ...
Peter Long
Liz Smith ...
Mrs. Willows
Arlene Cockburn ...
Susan the Maid
Tom Bowles ...
Mr. Ferguson
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Abel
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Hubert
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Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play in; but his disappointment turns to wonder when he discovers a magical garden which only appears at night when an old grandfather clock strikes thirteen. His nightly excursions to this beautiful garden become even more interesting when he realises that the people he meets cannot see him - except one young girl named Hattie. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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It was a special time... and a special place


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Il giardino di mezzanotte  »

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[talking about Hatty]
James: Why do you hate her so much?
Aunt Melbourne: I hate her because it's so easy for the rest of you to love her.
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Version of Tom's Midnight Garden (1989) See more »

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After Always
Written by Debbie Wiseman & Don Black
Performed by Barbara Dickson & Miriam Stockley
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Couldn't stay awake through it.
11 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first 'met' this story watching the program Merry Go Round in school

  • it included a black and white serialised version which so enchanted


me I immediately sought out the book to read.

I then watched the TV series in the 70s and loved that also.

I had high hopes of the new film - hopes which were dashed. It was so slow. The set up before Tom met Hattie seemed to last forever and Tom was so OLD. He was a little boy in the books - but in this film he is a lumbering teenager.

I agree with other reviewers that the lad playing Tom does not come across as believable.

I managed to stay awake for the first third of the film and then nodded off. When I woke up five minutes later I switched the film off. My husband looked at me and said, "Thank you - I couldn't have stood much more of that." The music is obtrusive and naff. The best actor in the film is the garden.


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