Theatrical Release Date: 01 Apr 2010
Home Ent. Release Date: 20 Aug 2006
Running Time: 108 mins
Lionel Jeffries’ beloved film version of ES Nesbit’s THE RAILWAY CHILDREN is a tale that has inspired kids and parents alike since its release in 1970. When Father is mysteriously arrested, the Waterbury children and their Mother (Dinah Sheridan) downsize and move to the country, where Bobbie (Jenny Agutter), Phyllis (Sally Thomsett) and Peter (Gary Warren) discover the local steam railway and befriend the station porter Mr Perks (Bernard Cribbins) and Old Gentleman (William Mervyn), who waves to them from his train every morning. To celebrate 40 years since the release, Optimum Releasing have digitally restored the film and will be re-releasing the film in cinemas for the Easter Holidays (2nd April). Please check local listings for screening details.