Masterpiece Classic: Season 30, Episode 5

The Railway Children (12 Nov. 2000)
"Masterpiece Theatre" The Railway Children (original title)

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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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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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

The eldest of the railway children, Roberta, is named after Berta Ruck, a close friend of E. Nesbit. See more »

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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 »

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Phyllis: Open my present Peter! It's crayons. If you don't want them, I'll have them!
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Version of The Railway Children (1957) See more »

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A beautiful piece of work
13 November 2000 | by (Dallas, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Wonderful cast, excellent photography, and (wonder of wonders to an American TV watcher) a literate script! I heartily agree about Ms. Rooper - I will look forward to seeing her again. Jenny Agutter's beauty has deepened and grown since I first saw her in Walkabout 30+ years ago. Michael Kitchen, Clive Russell, Sir Richard Attenborough, and Gregor Fisher all are believable, and have that depth that British actors have (from doing more stage, I guess.) Note: unlike the previous commenters, I haven't seen Gregor Fisher often enough for him to be typecast yet. Judging from this film, I would like to.


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