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The Secret Garden 

In 19th-century India, little Mary Lennox is suddenly orphaned by cholera. Her only living relative is her crook-backed uncle, Archibald Craven, so Mary is sent to live at his estate on the... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Sarah Hollis Andrews Sarah Hollis Andrews ...  Mary Lennox 7 episodes, 1975
Hope Johnstone ...  Mrs. Medlock 7 episodes, 1975
William Marsh William Marsh ...  John 7 episodes, 1975
Jacqueline Hoyle Jacqueline Hoyle ...  Martha 7 episodes, 1975
Jennie Goossens Jennie Goossens ...  Nurse 6 episodes, 1975
John Woodnutt ...  Mr. Archibald Craven 6 episodes, 1975
Tom Harrison ...  Ben Weatherstaff 4 episodes, 1975
David Patterson David Patterson ...  Colin Craven 4 episodes, 1975
Lorraine Peters ...  Mrs. Sowerby 4 episodes, 1975
Andrew Harrison Andrew Harrison ...  Dickon 4 episodes, 1975
Richard Warner ...  Dr. Craven 4 episodes, 1975
Basil Clarke Basil Clarke ...  Pitcher 3 episodes, 1975
Alison Lowndes Alison Lowndes ...  'Lizabeth Ellen 3 episodes, 1975
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In 19th-century India, little Mary Lennox is suddenly orphaned by cholera. Her only living relative is her crook-backed uncle, Archibald Craven, so Mary is sent to live at his estate on the Yorkshire moors. Rude and unpleasant, Mary gradually begins to change as she explores the manor and grows to know some of the servants, particularly her maid Martha, and Ben Weatherstaff the gardener. With the help of a robin, Mary discovers a secret garden. She also discovers a cousin she never knew she had, and begins to form plans that transform her cousin, the garden, and ultimately herself. Written by Kathy Li

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Drama | Family

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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A titkos kert See more »

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Trivia

Following the common BBC practice at the time, shots on sound stages (including those of the "secret garden" itself) were made on videotape while exterior shots were made on film and converted to videotape. In the final video, those shots converted from film fail to be as crisp and clear as the shots made directly to videotape. See more »

Goofs

At several points, one of the children is shown miss-speaking a line and quickly correcting themselves. One such point, appearing both in original and the condensed versions, occurs when Collin is speaking with his father after running into him outside the garden. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the 1984 condensed version, the BBC Video clip runs forward in the opening credits and runs backwards in the ending credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1984, the seven episodes (totaling 200 min. 27 sec. on DVD in 2005) were combined and condensed into a singe 107 minute feature and aired on U.S. TV. See more »

Connections

Version of The Secret Garden (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Praise to the Holiest in the Height
Lyrics by John Newton
Music by Thom­as Ha­weis
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Fabulous family entertainment for all ages
26 April 1999 | by robbie_vSee all my reviews

Very impressive production! A simple story brought to life with superb acting, complex and consistent characters, and a believable and entertaining storyline. There's no "good" or "bad" characters. All the people have their good and bad sides and these are allowed to interact with other personalities.

Don't expect a multi-million dollar production, but this charming story is presented with much professionalism by the entire cast. An entirely enjoyable presentation for the whole family.


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