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The Railway Children 

1968 BBC adaptation of the evergreen E. Nesbit story.
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Ann Castle Ann Castle ...  Mother 7 episodes, 1968
Jenny Agutter ...  Roberta Faraday 7 episodes, 1968
Neil McDermott Neil McDermott ...  Peter Faraday 7 episodes, 1968
Gillian Bailey ...  Phyllis Faraday 7 episodes, 1968
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ...  Perks 7 episodes, 1968
Brian Hayes Brian Hayes ...  Stationmaster 6 episodes, 1968
John Ringham ...  Dr. Forrest 5 episodes, 1968
Joseph O'Conor ...  Old Gentleman 3 episodes, 1968
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1968 BBC adaptation of the evergreen E. Nesbit story.

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UK

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English

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12 May 1968 (UK) See more »

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(7 episodes)
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The eldest of the railway children, Roberta, is named after Berta Ruck, a close friend of E. Nesbit. See more »

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Remake of The Railway Children (1957) See more »

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Worth finding
27 November 2005 | by geffersSee all my reviews

A shame this was deleted so quickly, and also that it was not properly restored in the same way that they do with Doctor Who and other archive material.

Although when you watch this you mentally picture the equivalent in the 1970 movie, the story here has more time to happen. It's a bonus that the kids are closer to the right ages that they ought to be - Sally Thomsett was way too old in the 1970 movie. The acting seems to get better as the series progresses, and all in all it's worth viewing for another "take" on the book, less dramatic and more thoughtful than the "proper" movie that was to follow.


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