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The Silver Chair 

Unrated | | Fantasy, Family, Adventure | TV Series (1990)
Eustace, along with a new companion named Jill Pole, is brought back to Narnia. The pair are told by Aslan they must search for King Caspian's missing son, Prince Rilian.
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Complete series cast summary:
David Thwaites ...  Eustace Clarence Scrubb 6 episodes, 1990
Camilla Power ...  Jill Pole 6 episodes, 1990
Tom Baker ...  Puddleglum 5 episodes, 1990
Richard Henders ...  Prince Rilian / ... 5 episodes, 1990
Ailsa Berk Ailsa Berk ...  Aslan / ... 5 episodes, 1990
Barbara Kellerman ...  Green Lady 4 episodes, 1990
William Todd-Jones William Todd-Jones ...  Aslan / ... 4 episodes, 1990
Ronald Pickup ...  Aslan 4 episodes, 1990
Warwick Davis ...  Glimfeather / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Geoffrey Russell Geoffrey Russell ...  King Caspian 3 episodes, 1990
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Eustace is sent to a horrible school and finds a friend in Jill Pole, who's also running from the bullies and looking for a place to hide. The two of them are magically transported from the garden shed into the magical world of Narnia, where they are entrusted with a task by Aslan: to rescue the king's stolen son, Prince Rilian. Together with Puddleglum the Marshwiggle, they must travel north across the mountains, dodge giants, and journey down into the earth itself to rescue Rilian from the mysterious evil that holds him bound there. Written by Kathy Li

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English

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18 November 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Aslan is a Turkish word meaning Lion. Lewis came up with the name during a trip to Turkey before 1922, where he saw the Sultan's elite guards, called Aslan because of their bravery and loyalty. See more »

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Puddleglum: Suppose... suppose we have only dreamed and made up these things like sun, sky, stars, and moon, and Aslan himself. In that case, it seems to me that the made-up things are a good deal better than the real ones. And if this black pits of a kingdom is the best you can make, then it's a poor world. And we four can make a dream world to lick your real one hollow.
Green Lady: How dare you threaten me!
Puddleglum: As for me, I shall live like a Narnian even if there isn't any Narnia. So thank you very much for supper. ...
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, we see moments from other movies in the series. (This is the final movie in the series.) See more »

Alternate Versions

Some releases do not have the final credits rolling to the background of different scenes throughout the entire Narnia series. In the 2002 DVD release the credits roll instead to an image of the silver chair. See more »

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The best of the series
31 December 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I have commented more than once about my love for the books. And in general, I like these BBC adaptations. They aren't perfect, but they are very enjoyable, and I concur with those who say the best is The Silver Chair, in my view it is absolutely. The book is wonderful with a great story, and this adaptation did it justice. Any changes that were made actually worked, particularly Rillian's iron mask. One or two parts may have dated slightly though, and there is a rather weak scene with the committee of owls and eyeballs in the dark. On the whole, the production values are an improvement, with the sets and costumes good enough and the effects much better than previously. The music is still as beautiful as ever, the writing has also improved and the story is wonderful, the whole Rillian story especially is brilliantly done. And the acting is fine. Camilla Power is very good, as is David Thwaites. Barbara Kellerman is a stunning and imposing Green Lady, and Aslan is majestically voiced by Ronald Pickup. The standout though is easily Tom Baker, who is simply brilliant as Puddlegum, and I too think he gives the best performance of the entire series. All in all, very enjoyable even with its limitations. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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