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The railway children [videorecording] /

by Elton, Charles; Nye, Simon; Morshead, Catherine; Agutter, Jenny; Fisher, Gregor; Attenborough, Richard; Kitchen, Michael; Rooper, Jemima; Blumenau, Jack; Thomas, Clare; Daly, John; Fairservice, Don; Lacey, Simon; Burden, Howard; Hutchinson, Tim; Nesbit, E. (Edith); WGBH Video (Firm); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Carlton Television.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Masterpiece theatre (Television program): Publisher: [Boston] : [England] : WGBH Boston Video ; Carlton Television, c2002Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1578079632: ; 9781578079636.Language note: Closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 8/6/11 (cc)Uniform titles: Railway children (Television program).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Families -- Drama | Brothers and sisters -- Drama | Railroads -- Drama | Country life -- England -- Drama | Family -- Drama | Families in motion pictures | Television programs -- Great Britain | Television and family | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Jenny Agutter, Gregor Fisher, Richard Attenborough, Michael Kitchen, Jemima Rooper, Jack Blumenau, Clare Thomas.Summary: A mother and her three Edwardian children move to a country house in Yorkshire after the mysterious disappearance of their father. The children become fascinated by a nearby train and their kindness helps them befriend an older gentleman who may be able to solve the mystery of their missing father.
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A Masterpiece Theatre remake of the 1970 screen adaptation of E. Nesbit's beloved children's book, The Railway Children follows the fortunes of three resourceful children in turn-of-the-century England. An affluent family, the Waterburys fall upon difficult times when Mr. Waterbury (Michael Kitchen) is hauled away by the police for reasons not readily apparent. Forced to move to a small village, the family is held together by Mrs. Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, who played one of the Waterbury children in the 1970 film version), who ekes out a living by selling her stories to magazines. The three Waterbury siblings -- Bobbie (Jemima Rooper), Peter (Jack Blumenau), and Phyllis (Clare Thomas) -- try to help their mother make ends meet and take to spending time by the railroad, where they meet a host of eccentric acquaintances. Among them are the Station Master (Clive Russell), and a magnanimous railroad maven (Richard Attenborough), both of whom take a shine to the children. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

DVD, stereo.

Closed-captioned.

Jenny Agutter, Gregor Fisher, Richard Attenborough, Michael Kitchen, Jemima Rooper, Jack Blumenau, Clare Thomas.

Director of photography, John Daly ; editor, Don Fairservice ; music, Simon Lacey ; costume designer, Howard Burden ; production designer, Tim Hutchinson.

Based on the novel "The railway children" by Edith Nesbit.

Originally produced in 2000.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

A mother and her three Edwardian children move to a country house in Yorkshire after the mysterious disappearance of their father. The children become fascinated by a nearby train and their kindness helps them befriend an older gentleman who may be able to solve the mystery of their missing father.

Special features: Cast list, photo gallery, Web sites of interest.

$19.99 8/6/11 (cc)

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