The Railway Children

1970

Directed By

Lionel Jeffries

Synopsis

Lionel Jeffries’ beloved film version of ES Nesbit’s The Railway Children stars Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins in a tale that has inspired kids and parents alike since its release in 1970.

When Father is mysteriously taken away by the police one night, Bobbie (Jenny Agutter, Walkabout), Phyllis (Sally Thomsett) and Peter (Gary Warren) move to the country with Mother (Dinah Sheridan, Genevieve) to start a new, more modest life. The children wile away the summer days playing on the local railway, where they make the acquaintance of station porter Mr. Perks (Bernard Cribbins, Dr Who, The Wombles, Jackanory), and the Old Gentleman (William Mervyn), who waves to them from his 1st Class carriage every morning. In awe of the great steam locomotives that thunder down the track, the children’s resourcefulness is put to great use whilst they await news of their Father: one day preventing a derailment, the next saving an injured cross country runner.

Cast
Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Dinah Sheridan, Sally Thomsett, Peter Warren, William Mervyn, Iain Cuthbertson
Other Credits

Based on the novel by E. Nesbit
Music by Johnny Douglas

Release Date
3 May 2020
extras
  • New Now & Then: a retrospective documentary on the making of The Railway Children
  • New Interview with acclaimed children’s author Jacqueline Wilson
  • New Interview with Jenny Agutter
  • New Interview with Bernard Cribbins
  • New Interview with Sally Thomsett
  • English SDH
Restoration Details

A brand new digital restoration from a 2k scan

Pressbook

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