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The Silver Chair 

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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Cast

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 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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18 November 1990 (UK) See more »

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Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Barbara Kellerman, who played the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrom, also played the Old Hag, in Prince Caspian, (a fact which often gets overlooked), and played The Green Lady in The Silver Chair. The fact that she played both the White Witch and the Green Lady lead some viewers in the late 80''s early 90's to believe that they were the same person. But it is very clear in the books that they are not. The White Witch is Jadis, and author C.S. Lewis clearly explained where she came from in the books. The Green Lady is a giant, and she is quite different in the books. The fact that the same actress played all three characters is simply a contrivance of the BBC, something they tended to do, especially if the character in question wore a lot of make-up, and British audiences would understand they were difference characters. US audiences, apparently, not so much. See more »

Quotes

Puddleglum: What's food for wiggles may be poison for humans, I shouldn't wonder.
Puddleglum: We must be merry and bright. You two youngsters aren't always in high spirits you know, you must watch me. I'll be ever so merry.
[attempts to grin]
Puddleglum: Merry and frolicsome.
[jumps half-heartedly]
Puddleglum: They think I'm a funny fellow already in there.
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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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Follows The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988) See more »

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Passable
28 August 1999 | by SpleenSee all my reviews

This is much better than the BBC's earlier forays into Narnia, partly due to the book it's based on. It's set in the bare, unpopulated wastes to Narnia's north, so the drab scenery is not a defect. Nor is the absence of extras. Puddleglum, C.S. Lewis's best Narnian creation, is played by Tom Baker, who fits the role as well as anyone on Earth. In general the acting is better in `The Silver Chair' than it was earlier on. Direction is crisper, costumes are more convincing: everything has improved. I have commented harshly on `The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', and most of those comments apply here as well, but never to the same extent. This is actually okay television. Of course, an adaptation of the Narnia books should be much more than that.


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