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Masterpiece Theatre: Railway Children
Masterpiece Theatre Railway Children
Actor: Jack Blumenau; Clare Thomas; Jemima Rooper; Jenny Agutter; Michael Kitchen; Valerie Minifie; Melanie Clark Pullen; Georgie Glen; Gregor Fisher; Amanda Walker; Clive Russell; Richard Attenborough; David Bamber; Jane Wood (II); Ian Gain; Bobby Windebank; Ve
Director: Catherine Morshead
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
UR     2002     1hr 45min

Set at the turn of the 20th century, three Edwardian children and their mother move to a country house in Yorkshire after their father is mysteriously taken away by the police. However, their mother refuses to inform the c...  more »

     
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Actor: Jack Blumenau; Clare Thomas; Jemima Rooper; Jenny Agutter; Michael Kitchen; Valerie Minifie; Melanie Clark Pullen; Georgie Glen; Gregor Fisher; Amanda Walker; Clive Russell; Richard Attenborough; David Bamber; Jane Wood (II); Ian Gain; Bobby Windebank; Ve
Director: Catherine Morshead
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Family Life, Kids & Family, Drama, British Television
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/01/2002
Original Release Date: 11/12/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 11/12/2000
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 24
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Please Make Sure You See The 1970 Movie First
Phil Stout | 12/20/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This PBS version of "The Railway Children" is nowhere near as
charming as the original 1970 movie. If you saw this TV version and liked it, you owe it to yourself to see the young Jenny Agutter in the earlier film. In my opinion, the PBS remake lacks the warmth and civility of the original."
Strong effort in remaking a classic
Phil Stout | 06/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a valiant effort to remake the 1970 film based on Edith Nesbit's novel. In comparing the two, the new version features more "emoting"; things which went unsaid but were implied in 1970 are now told to us rather than shown. This is to the detriment of the newer version.
In spite of this, it is still a beautifully presented tale appropriate for the entire family; I think the production team was quite brave to even attempt a remake."
A Railway Classic
Phil Stout | 11/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 2000 Drama classic was shown on our local PBS station under the Masterpiece Theatre title. After viewing this movie, once again Masterpiece Theatre has done itself proud giving us a thoroughly enjoyable and quaint look into the past. The actors and actresses were well chosen and performed well in telling us the story of three young children and their mother taken from rich to poor for a temporary, but unexpected time during the absense of their father/husband. I enjoyed this film very much. The story was simple and easy going, no huge, tramatic drama, but rather with less complex problems of earlier years in history. I find this type of film much more enjoyable today, in a much harder, cold world where we live surrounded by far to much devastation and tragedy. We all could use more films portraying elegance, manners and gentility. A very relaxing film and great stress reliever. END"
Lovely
Laura Beckel | Vancouver, WA | 11/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've seen this movie every time it has aired on PBS and am eagerly anticipating receiving it for Christmas!! :)
A beautiful movie for all ages, taken from the incredibly beautiful story by E. Nesbit... One of the very few movies I've seen which truly does justice (or near-justice) to the book. Jemima Rooper is lovely, though perhaps looks a trifle too old for the part. I was also pleasantly surprised by the acting skills of the other two children. Very classic and in good taste. I only wish that I had "The Railway Children" in my VCR at this very moment!!"