The Borrowers are small, fifteen-centimeter-high humans, who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human houses, and survive by "borrowing" ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Ian Holm ...  Pod 6 episodes, 1992
Penelope Wilton ...  Homily 6 episodes, 1992
Rebecca Callard ...  Arrietty 6 episodes, 1992
Paul Cross Paul Cross ...  George 6 episodes, 1992
Siân Phillips ...  Mrs. Driver 6 episodes, 1992
David Ryall ...  Crampfurl 6 episodes, 1992
Stanley Lebor ...  Uncle Hendreary 6 episodes, 1992
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ...  Aunt Lupy 6 episodes, 1992
Victoria Donovan ...  Eggletina 6 episodes, 1992
Tony Haygarth ...  Mildeye 6 episodes, 1992
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman ...  Spiller 5 episodes, 1992
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The Borrowers are small, fifteen-centimeter-high humans, who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human houses, and survive by "borrowing" all they need from the house and its inhabitants. This series follows young girl Arriety (Rebecca Callard), and her parents Pod (Sir Ian Holm) and Homily (Dame Penelope Wilton), as they are displaced from their house, and try to find a new one, with the help of a human boy, George (Paul Cross). Written by Tony Lammens <lammens@connexus.apana.org.au>

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Based on the novels of Mary Norton. See more »


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This mini-series was adapted from the first two books in the series, "The Borrowers" and "The Borrowers Afield". See more »

Quotes

Arietty: Human beans are for borrowers like bread is for butter.
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During the opening credits, there are illustrations of the characters from the books. See more »

Connections

Version of Jackanory: The Borrowers: Part 5 (1967) See more »

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Fanciful, delightful, adventurous tale of Little People
21 May 2002 | by camibear7See all my reviews

Who doesn't love a story of little people living under the floorboards of an old English cottage? They are called Borrowers. They borrow from the people that live in the house. But they cannot be known to be in the house or their will be trouble. In this particular version there is a boy who is sent for the summer to stay in his aunt's house who is very ill and the housekeeper ends up taking care of him. He is lonely and one day meets up with Arrietti, one of the Borrowers, the daughter. She is very bold and brave almost too much for her own good. All she can think about is being able to be outside. But her Mom and Dad will not allow it because of the dangers of the outside world. There is always the fear of meeting up with one of the humans. You will be holding your breath as you see them almost get caught. The story is suspenseful, adventurous, and just plain fun! Family and friends will delight in the misadventures of this smallish family as they experience life under the floorboards, around a nosey housekeeper, and cat, and even a crow or two.


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English

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27 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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