When an Edwardian woman's husband is mysteriously taken away by the police, she moves her family from London to Yorkshire. The children become fascinated by a train that passes by daily, while they search for a reason for their father's disappearance.
When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet.
|Series||Masterpiece theatre (Television program)|
-- Juvenile films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Boston] : [England] :WGBH Boston Video ;2002
|Other Titles|| Railway children (Television program)
Nye, Simon, 1958-
Kitchen, Michael, 1948-
Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924. Railway children.
WGBH Video (Firm)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Jenny Agutter, Gregor Fisher, Richard Attenborough, Michael Kitchen, Jemima Rooper, Jack Blumenau, Clare Thomas.
Director of photography, John Daly ; editor, Don Fairservice ; music, Simon Lacey ; costume designer, Howard Burden ; production designer, Tim Hutchinson.
Based on the novel "The railway children" by Edith Nesbit.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.