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Director:
Writers:
Patrick Barlow (screenplay)
Daisy Ashford (story)
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Release Date:
26 December 2003 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not as good as the previous version See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jim Broadbent ... Alfred Salteena

Hugh Laurie ... Lord Bernard Clark

Lyndsey Marshal ... Ethel Monticue

Bill Nighy ... Earl of Clincham

Geoffrey Palmer ... Minnit

Simon Russell Beale ... Prince of Wales

Adam Godley ... Procurio

Sophie Thompson ... Bessie Topp

Sally Hawkins ... Rosalind
Richenda Carey ... Lady Gay Finchling

Anne Reid ... Mrs. Monticue

Tom Burke ... Horace
Richard Beale ... Middle Aged Man
James Warrior ... Station Master

Guy Henry ... Mr. Domonic
Gaye Brown ... Manageress
Roger Frost ... Porter
Shaughan Seymour ... Lifeguard
Patrick Barlow ... Archbishop
Janine Duvitski ... Queen Victoria
Anabel Barnston ... Daisy Ashford
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alan Bennett ... Narrator (voice)

Darren Jacobs ... Dream Man

Directed by
David Yates 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daisy Ashford  story
Patrick Barlow  screenplay

Produced by
Jim Broadbent .... executive producer
Christopher Hall .... producer
Pippa Harris .... executive producer
Laura Mackie .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Seager 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Day 
 
Casting by
Janey Fothergill 
 
Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton 
 
Art Direction by
Leigh Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich 
 
Makeup Department
Caroline Noble .... hair designer
Caroline Noble .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ed Evennett .... second assistant director
Cherry Gould .... first assistant director
Ben Harrison .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Suzie Davies .... stand-by art director
Sui Rajakaruna .... assistant art director
Kevin Scarrott .... stand-by props
Tony Statham .... signage
Malcolm Thornton .... designer
Kem White .... assistant prop buyer
 
Sound Department
Pat Boxshall .... sound editor
John Casali .... boom operator
Colin Cooper .... foley mixer
Clive Copland .... sound recordist
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer
Jamie McPhee .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Casper Lailey .... special effects technician
Scott Peters .... special effects technician
Ed Smith .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... visual effects producer
Simon Giles .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Ellingworth .... key grip
Brandon Evans .... gaffer
Duncan Fowlie .... assistant camera
Jeremy Hiles .... camera operator
Tom McFarling .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elena D'Cruze-Reynolds .... costume assistant
Anna Sandler .... costume assistant
Michelle Wickland .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Natasha Wilkinson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daryl Griffith .... orchestrator
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Richard Watkins .... facilities captain
Ian Yea .... facilities driver
 
Other crew
Carrie-Anne Brackstone .... assistant to producer
Sarah Brown .... script executive
Paula Casarin .... script supervisor
Lara Davis .... production assistant
Deborah Morgan .... production coordinator (as Deborah Hubbard)
Patricia Scanlon .... production secretary
Denis Wray .... assistant production accountant
 

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UK:90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based on the novel "The Young Visiters (or Mr Salteena's Plan)", published in Britain in 1919 and written by Daisy Ashford who was only 8 years old at the time.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At the public function Ethel very much wants to go to meet Earls, Lords and Ladies, there is a woman who sings the Australian Kookaburra song. The song was written in 1932. This movie takes place in Victorian England.See more »
Quotes:
Ethel Monticue:[in an OUTRAGEOUSLY low and throaty voice, after Bernard threatens suicide] Bernard, I implore you, don't!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of The Young Visiters (1984)See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as the previous version, 20 June 2008
Author: adriangr from United Kingdom

This is the second time Daisy Ashford's famous book has been filmed for UK television. Sadly, this is the less successful version. The whole appeal of the original book was seeing and hearing about the world through the words of a nine year old Victorian girl. Her unique spelling, opinions and ideas - mostly romantic notions about how adults in love behave - make for hilarious reading.

This BBC TV production changes much of the original material to suit it's own purposes, which completely obliterates the artless innocence of the book. Worse still, they have actually made up new lines, supposedly in the style of the original book, and yet actually left out many of Daisy's original and memorable lines of dialogue along the way! They have also added new characters and even devised new mis-spellings that Daisy Ashford never included...what a mistake! It's impossible to embellish a piece of work as original as "The Young Visiters" just for the purposes of padding it out into a full length movie...it's a unique piece of work that sprung from the mind of a nine year old girl, and written circa 1890 - what script writer today could possible emulate that with sufficient accuracy?! So, the overall result is a mildly amusing but perplexing comedy of manners with the characters delivering odd speeches and unfathomable mannerisms, and seemingly unable to spell when they write letters to each other. As a TV programme, it just doesn't make the charm of the book come to life.

The previous version was made way back in 1984 and seems to have disappeared completely now, it does not seem to be listed under the same title on IMDb...? But it was in fact better than this effort, plus it starred Tracey Ullman, who was hilariously well cast as the pompous Ethel. And the cast got to concentrate much more on the original immortal dialogue, unlike those roped into this mess. None of the humour stands out in the new version, even though it has a stirling cast and a big budget. If you watch this and enjoy it, that's great, but in my opinion the spirit of Daisy Ashford's book has been all but wrung out of it.

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