Masterpiece Episodes

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Masterpiece Episode: "The Railway Children"

Season 30, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: A charming adaptation of "The Railway Children," Edith Nesbit's 1906 children's novel about three spunky youngsters who are suddenly impoverished when their father (Michael Kitchen) mysteriously leaves their comfortable London home. Their mother (Jenny Agutter) takes the trio (Jack Blumenau, Clare Thomas and Jemima Rooper) to a ramshackle country house near a railway station. There, they fend for themselves and make many friends.
Original Air Date: Nov 12, 2000
Guest Cast Valerie Minifie: Cook Lee Turnbull: Draper's Boy David Bamber: Dr. Forrest Jenny Agutter: Mother Jane Wood: Mrs. Vinney Ian Gain: Bargee Melanie Clark Pullen: Ruth Gregor Fisher: Perks Paul Trussell: Fireman Michael Gunn: Engine Driver Michael Kitchen: Father Jemima Rooper: Bobbie Vicky Ogden: Post Office Woman Sophie Thompson: Mrs. Perks Richard Attenborough: Old Gentleman Geoffrey Beevers: District Superintendent Richard Lloyd: Draper JJ Feild: Jim Jack Blumeau: Peter Clare Thomas: Phyllis Amanda Walker: Mrs. Ransome Michael Larkin: Man with Cough Max Southworth: Son of Perks Clive Russell: Station Master Veilbor Topic: Mr. Szczepansky Bobby Windebank: Bargee's Boy Georgie Glen: Aunt Emma

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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