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The Railway Children (ITV Drama, Jemima Rooper)

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The Railway Children ITV Drama, Jemima Rooper

Family drama The Railway Children takes us back to 1905 when, following the imprisoning of their father on trumped up spy charges, a trio of siblings move to to the country with their mother and become involved with the goings on at their local railway station.

Jenny Agutter who played the mum in this played the role of Bobbie in the much loved 1970 Lionel Jeffries cinema version as well as the 1968 TV version.

Cast: JENNY AGUTTER as Mother; GREGOR FISHER as Perks; RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH as Old Gentleman; MICHAEL KITCHEN as Father; DAVID BAMBER as De Forrest; JEMIMA ROOPER as Bobbie; CLARE THOMAS as Phyllis; VALERIE MINIFIE as Cook; CLIVE RUSSELL as Station Master; SOPHIE THOMPSON as Mrs Perks; PAUL TRUSSELL as Fireman; MELANIE CLARK PULLEN as Ruth; GEORGIE GLEN as Aunt Glen

Writer: Simon Nye / Novel: E. Nesbit / Music: Simon Lacey / Costume: Howard Burden / Design: Tim Hutchinson / Camera: John Daly / Executive Producer: Jonathan Powell / Producer: Charles Elton / Director: Catherine Morshead

UK / ITV – Carlton / 1×120 minute episodes / Broadcast Sunday 23 April 2000 at 8.00pm