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The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe 

Unrated | | Adventure, Drama, Family | TV Mini-Series (1988)
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Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Dempsey ...  Peter Pevensie 6 episodes, 1988
Sophie Cook Sophie Cook ...  Susan Pevensie 6 episodes, 1988
Jonathan R. Scott Jonathan R. Scott ...  Edmund Pevensie 6 episodes, 1988
Sophie Wilcox Sophie Wilcox ...  Lucy Pevensie 6 episodes, 1988
Barbara Kellerman ...  The White Witch 6 episodes, 1988
Kerry Shale ...  Mr. Beaver 5 episodes, 1988
Lesley Nicol ...  Mrs. Beaver 5 episodes, 1988
Mick Walter Mick Walter ...  Ginaarbrik 5 episodes, 1988
Ailsa Berk Ailsa Berk ...  Aslan 4 episodes, 1988
Martin Stone Martin Stone ...  Maugrim 4 episodes, 1988
William Todd-Jones William Todd-Jones ...  Aslan 4 episodes, 1988
Keith Hodiak Keith Hodiak ...  Aslan's Satyr / ... 4 episodes, 1988
Garfield Brown Garfield Brown ...  Aslan's Satyr / ... 4 episodes, 1988
Ronald Pickup ...  Aslan 3 episodes, 1988
Irene Marot Irene Marot ...  Hag 3 episodes, 1988
Kairen Kemp Kairen Kemp ...  Hag 3 episodes, 1988
Jeffrey Perry Jeffrey Perry ...  Mr. Tumnus 3 episodes, 1988
Michael Aldridge ...  Professor Digory Kirke 3 episodes, 1988
Mike Eastman Mike Eastman ...  Miraz Soldier 3 episodes, 1988
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In World War, the four Pevenses children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are evacuated from London to the country house of an eccentric old professor. There, bored and restless, first Lucy and Edmund, and then all four of the kids make their way through an attic wardrobe in Narnia, a magical land of mythical creatures and talking animals. But Narnia is not perfect: it's always winter and never Christmas since the White Witch began her rule. And there are evil creatures as well as good, and a traitor in their midst. Only the return of Aslan can bring victory in the coming battle to win spring and freedom back to Narnia. 3x54min episodes. Written by Kathy Li

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cair Paravel means "the lower court", from the Welsh "caer" meaning a fort and the old French "paravail" meaning either "lower" or "in the valley". See more »

Goofs

When Peter is mad at Edmund for lying about being in Narnia before, his hair is moving free in the wind. In the next scene, that is at the same time period, his hair is gelled down and styled. See more »

Quotes

[Aslan is breathing on a giant to break the witch's stone spell and restore him to life]
Lucy: Oh, look! Is it safe?
Aslan: Oh, yes. Once the feet are put right, the rest of him will follow.
Lucy: That wasn't exactly what I meant.
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Alternate Versions

Several VHS releases omit the scene where the children are playing on the beach after they are crowned. It is, however, included on the R1 DVD release. See more »

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Makes Me Smile Everytime

Every child has a memory of a TV programme they watched when they were little and played it back for as long as they can remember and it always reminds them of the good times in their childhood. CS Lewis's Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe was one of them for me. I watched Rainbow, Simon and the Witch, T-Bag, Rod Hull and EMU along with Grottbags but Lion Witch and the wardrobe brings back the best.

I was never to much fussed or even liked Prince Caspian and The Silver Chair but this was a childhood masterpiece and also classic. The witch is still the most scariest thing I have ever witnessed, even in my adulthood the thought of her voice sends shivers down my spine. I always thought Aslan was a dark character as the Lion. The scene where it is night and he sends Lucy and Susan away and he lies onto the stone table awaiting the Witch to come and take his life in a bargain that she would release Edmund from her powers still keeps in my head as it was one of those famous scary scenes from kid programs.

I now have the box set of the entire films that were made and I have taken a liken to Prince Caspian but still no luck on The Silver Chair but with the movies coming along soon then I could be changed which will probably be the case as the whole thing is supposed to give Lord of the Rings a run for it's money which will be interesting to see.

Not matter how Good the new Lion, Witch and Wardrobe will be this is will always have a place in my heart for making my life as a child enjoyable one as it kept me excited every Sunday evening when they showed each episode on BBC One and I will always think of that Witch.


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