Friday, 11 August 2017

The RAILWAY CHILDREN - 2000 TV Movie.

Hi. Yesterday I watched the 2000 TV Movie version of The Railway Children. The production was simply superb and I well recommend it. Jenny Agutter who stared in the 1970 Movie as 'Bobbie' returns after thirty years to play the mother of the children in the 2000 TV Movie.

Jemina Rooper as 'Bobbie', Jack Bluenau as 'Peter', Clare Thomas as 'Phyllis'.
Sir Richard Attenborough as 'The Old Gentleman' and Jenny Agutter as 'Mother.
  
The scenes for the 2000 TV Movie were filmed about 'Horsted Keynes' Station on the 'Bluebell Railway'- Sussex.

Last night I placed an order with the UK for E.Nesbit's epic novel 'The Railway Children'.
I definitely would like to read this Classic and see how close the two Films were to the original story as devised and told by E.Nesbit.

Well- that is about it for to-night.
Until next time.
Cheers.
KEV.


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  1. Kev,

    E Nesbit wrote THE RAILWAY CHILDREN in 1906 whilst she was living at Well Hall, Eltham, Kent ... which is about a mile from where I live. She lived there from 1899 to 1920, and the house was quite close to the railway from London to the Kent coast. She married her second husband in Woolwich, where he worked as one of the skippers on the Woolwich Free Ferry.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. Bob,
      Thank you for this very interesting information - it is a small world when you relate that the book was written about a mile away from where you live - history abounds! Very much looking forward to the E.Nesbit book..it should be wonderful I'm sure. All the best. KEV.

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