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From Time to Time (2009)

A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tolly
... Boggis
... Mrs Oldknow
... Officer
... Mrs Tweedie
... Susan (as Eliza Hope Bennett)
Rachel Bell ... Perkins
... Caxton
... Maria Oldknow
... Sefton
Jenny McCracken ... Mrs Gross
Christine Lohr ... Mrs Robbins
Alan Charlesworth ... Robert the Footman
... Captain Oldknow
Kwayedza Kureya ... Jacob


In 1940s England, thirteen year old Tolly is sent to Green Knowe, the country estate of his grandmother, while his mother searches for any information concerning his missing-in-action father. Tolly soon finds that he can pass through time to witness the family stories Grandmother Oldknow tells him. Traveling back to 1805, Tolly becomes caught up in the family scandals, secrets, and mysteries that still echo in his own time... Written by L. Hamre

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Unlock the Secrets of the Past.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »


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24 September 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Através do Tempo  »

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Did You Know?


Timothy Spall and Maggie Smith also appear together in the Harry Potter films, as well as The Missionary (1982) and My House in Umbria (2003). See more »


Modern concrete sleepers and rail fixings are seen during the scene at the railway station set in 1944. See more »


Maria Oldknow: What will people say?
Captain Oldknow: Nothing that will interest me.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 24 September 2010 (2010) See more »


Love Walked In
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Virginia Verrill, John Hall, The Samuel Goldwyn Studio Orchestra
Courtesy of P.O.
Published by WB Music Corp (ASCAP) on behalf of George Gershwin Music and Ira Gershwin Music and Chapell & Co. (ASCAP)
Played on grammophone when the Christmas tree is being decorated
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lovely film
9 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Time travel has been an interesting subject for film over the years, and here's another one: "From Time to Time" (2009) starring Alex Etel, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, and Christopher Villiers. Etel plays Tolly Oldknow, a young English boy during World War II who is sent to stay with his paternal grandmother (Smith) when his father is declared missing and his mother leaves home to either find him or obtain information about him. The house is an old family home which will have to be sold soon, as his grandmother can't afford to keep it up.

Tolly discovers that there are ghosts in the house, of which his grandmother is aware. He soon finds that he can go into another time and witness family happenings. He learns about family scandals and secrets back as far as 1805 and comes to know the residents, his ancestors. And he finds that one of the mysteries has relevance today.

Very sweet, warm, well-acted story that really draws one in, as the youngster and grandmother get to know one another and bond. I really liked it and recommend it.

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