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The Railway Children 

Dramatization of E. Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.

Director:

Catherine Morshead

Writers:

Simon Nye (screenplay), E. Nesbit (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Blumenau Jack Blumenau ... Peter
Clare Thomas ... Phyllis
Jemima Rooper ... Bobbie
Jenny Agutter ... Mother
Michael Kitchen ... Father
Valerie Minifie Valerie Minifie ... Cook
Melanie Clark Pullen Melanie Clark Pullen ... Ruth
Georgie Glen ... Aunt Emma
Gregor Fisher ... Perks
Amanda Walker ... Mrs. Ransome
Clive Russell ... Station Master
Richard Attenborough ... The Old Gentleman
David Bamber ... Doctor Forrest
Jane Wood Jane Wood ... Mrs. Viney
Ian Gain Ian Gain ... Bargee
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Dramatization of E. Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les enfants du chemin de fer See more »

Filming Locations:

Lasham, Hampshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carlton Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes of the Great Northern and Southern Railway were filmed on the preserved Bluebell Railway. The station used for filming was Horsted Keynes. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the children are on the canal bridge they watch a horse drawn canal boat pass under the bridge, the boat however is a motor boat and not an unpowered boat, motor boats did not appear on the canals until the 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis: Open mine, it's pencils! If you don't want them, I'll have them!
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Connections

Version of The Railway Children (1970) See more »

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This is even better than the first film!
18 November 2005 | by whistlestopSee all my reviews

I just loved this film - even though I thought the first 1970 film was wonderful, this is better. All the actors are super, and I thought Gregor Fisher was great as Perks, a lovely warmth to him. The really inspired touch was in getting Jenny Agutter to play the mother role this time, and she does it superbly. I always chuckle over the lines given to Bobbie and herself; she warns Bobbie not to go onto the railway line, and Bobbie asks innocently "Didn't you ever walk on the rail tracks when you were a girl?" Tongue in cheek, a nice touch... The trains are gorgeous, scenery beautiful, but we don't see enough of the lovely Michael Kitchen. I've bought this one to watch again and again.


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