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Children of the New Forest (1998)

The 1640s, the time of the English Civil War. Colonel Beverley, a Royalist, squire of Arnwood and High Keeper of the New Forest, leaves to join the King's army. He dies at the Battle of ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Morgan

Writers:

Richard Cooper (screenplay), Frederick Marryat (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Wisdom ... Edward Beverly
Joanna Kirkland Joanna Kirkland ... Alice Beverly
Malcolm Storry ... Jacob Armitage
Michael Maloney ... Charles Stuart, King of England
Richard Heffer ... Colonel Beverly
Lucy Speed ... Martha
Danny Worters Danny Worters ... Humphrey Beverly
Emily Ruck-Keene Emily Ruck-Keene ... Edith Beverly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Miller Sprigge
John Blakey ... Brother John
Caroline Blakiston ... Aunt Judith
Laura Brattan Laura Brattan ... Maggie Partridge
Wolf Christian Wolf Christian ... Brother Robert
Garry Cooper ... Oswald Partridge
Simon Cowell-Parker Simon Cowell-Parker ... Anthony
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The 1640s, the time of the English Civil War. Colonel Beverley, a Royalist, squire of Arnwood and High Keeper of the New Forest, leaves to join the King's army. He dies at the Battle of Naseby, leaving his two sons and two daughters in the care of their Aunt Judith. A troop of Parliamentary soldiers and their Leveller preacher, Abel Corbould, come to Arnwood. The four Beverley children are smuggled out of Arnwood, taken to Jacob Armitage, a royalist forester's home in the forest and hidden there. The children encounter various adventures, become involved with the family of Parliament's new Intendant of the New Forest, Heatherstone, and eventually join a conspiracy to help King Charles, who has escaped from captivity. Written by Stewart Naunton <snaunton@online.ru>

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Family | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der hohe Wächter des Waldes See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Remake of The Children of the New Forest (1955) See more »

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A bit dark and moody film
20 January 2018 | by SylSee all my reviews

I didn't read the novel or am familiar with it. The story is about life long ago and far away in England during the time of Sherwood Forest. The family includes four children and a surprisingly discovery in the barn. Life was brutal there. The characters especially the children are sad in so many ways. There is a somewhat happy ending. Malcolm Storry does a good job in playing the children's uncle who cares for them. Death and starvation is common in the new forest for the children. They have to learn to survive by their wits and will. The movie is satisfactory.


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