The Railway Children

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This film was last shown on 21 July 2022

After Charles Waterbury (Iain Cuthbertson) is imprisoned on false charges of selling state secrets, his wife (Dinah Sheridan) must move to a small house near a railway station in Yorkshire. The Waterbury children -- Bobbie (Jenny Agutter), Phyllis (Sally Thomsett) and Peter (Gary Warren) -- occupy themselves watching the trains, even befriending a gentleman (William Mervyn) who frequents the station. When the children discover what has happened to their father, their new friend provides key assistance. The film is a dramatization of E.Nesbit’s classic novel of the same name and has left a lasting impression on generations of audiences. In 1999, the British Film Institute (BFI) put The Railway Children in 66th place in its list of the Top 100 British films of all time.

Damian Cruden, Ross MacGibbon
125 mins
Andrina Carroll, Beth Lilly , Rozzi Nicholson-Lailey


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