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The Railway Children 

Dramatization 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
Clare Thomas ...
Phyllis
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Mother
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Father
Valerie Minifie ...
Cook
Melanie Clark Pullen ...
Ruth
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Mrs. Ransome
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Station Master
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Jane Wood ...
Ian Gain ...
Bargee
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Dramatization 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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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The eldest of the railway children, Roberta, is named after Berta Ruck, a close friend of E. Nesbit. 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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References The Railway Children (1968) See more »

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Great family entertainment
2 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I loved this, what a great way to spend a cold Sunday afternoon in Sydney. I remember watching and really enjoying both the 1970 movie and series of The Railway Children as a girl. It was a nice surprise to see Jenny Agutter who was Roberta then, play the Mother this time with just the right amount of fragility and fortitude. The children, especially the girl who played Roberta, were delightful and they made a very believable family. Richard Attenborough was wonderful as always as the old gentleman, who wouldn't want a kindly friend like him? The scenery was really beautiful, lush and green and the 1905 touches like the steam trains and fashion are very much appreciated. A lovely way to revisit this timeless story.


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