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The Railway Children (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Family  -  12 November 2000 (USA)
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Dramatisation of E Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.

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Jack Blumenau ...
Peter
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Phyllis
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Mother
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Father
Valerie Minifie ...
Cook
Melanie Clark Pullen ...
Ruth
Georgie Glen ...
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Amanda Walker ...
Mrs Ransome
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Station Master
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Jane Wood ...
Ian Gain ...
Bargee
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Dramatisation of E Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.

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Trivia

Jenny Agutter, who plays Mother, played eldest daughter Roberta 30 years earlier in The Railway Children (1970). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the children are on the canal bridge they watch a horse drawn canal boat pass under the bridge, the boat however is a motor boat and not an unpowered boat, motor boats did not appear on the canals until the 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis: Open my present Peter! It's crayons. If you don't want them, I'll have them!
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Superb and faithful adaptation!

Amazingly, this is the fifth film of this novel (BBC TV 1950, 1957, 1967, theatrical film 1970, BBC TV 2000) and Jenny Agutter appeared in three of them (as Bobbie, 1967 and 1970, and as Mother, 2000). I thought nothing could be better than her performance as Bobbie, but she even truly surpassed herself playing Bobbie's mother! In this 2000 production, the BBC has reached the height and pinnacle of perfection, having probably produced the best filmed adaptation of any of E. Nesbit's works to date.


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