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 Michael Kitchen: Father Geoffrey Beevers: District Superintendent Gregor Fisher: Perks JJ Feild: Jim Vicky Ogden: Post Office Woman Georgie Glen: Aunt Emma Melanie Clark Pullen: Ruth Sophie Thompson: Mrs. Perks Michael Gunn: Engine Driver Lee Turnbull: Draper's Boy Jemima Rooper: Bobbie Bobby Windebank: Bargee's Boy Paul Trussell: Fireman Veilbor Topic: Mr. Szczepansky David Bamber: Dr. Forrest Michael Larkin: Man with Cough Jack Blumeau: Peter Richard Attenborough: Old Gentleman Ian Gain: Bargee Amanda Walker: Mrs. Ransome Richard Lloyd: Draper Clare Thomas: Phyllis Max Southworth: Son of Perks Jenny Agutter: Mother Jane Wood: Mrs. Vinney Valerie Minifie: Cook Clive Russell: Station Master

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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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