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The railway children/Swallows and amazons [videorecording]

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A children's classic double bill. An adaptation of E. Nesbit's children's classic, 'The Railway Children' follows the fortunes of a group of Edwardian children whose father is wrongly jailed for treason. Exiled with their mother to a life of genteel poverty on the Yorkshire Moors, they are soon drawn to the railway at the bottom of the garden, and all kinds of adventures. 'Swallows and Amazons' is a classic children's adventure yarn based on the Arthur Ransome book. The story recounts the adventures of a group of children who call themselves the Swallows, after their boat, as they holiday in the Lake District during the 1920s. There, they meet two piratical sisters, known as the Amazons, who have already claimed the waters for themselves.
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The railway children/Swallows and amazons [videorecording] / producer, Robert Lynn; producer, Richard Pilbrow.
Jeffries, Lionel, directorWhatham, Claude, directorDouglas, Johnny, composer (expression)Josephs, Wilfred, composer (expression)Sheridan, Dinah, 1920-2012, actorAgutter, Jenny, actorMcKenna, Virginia, 1931-, actorNesbit, E., book author
[United Kingdom] : Optimum Home Entertainment, 2006.
2 DVDs (190 min.) : colour.
Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 2 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English).Made in 1977.Based on the novels by E. Nesbit/Arthur Ransome.DVDN.
Credits: director, Lionel Jeffries; director, Claude Whatham; writer, Lionel Jeffries; writer, David Wood; music, Johnny Douglas; music, Wilfred Josephs.
Cast: Cast: Dinah Sheridan, Jenny Agutter, Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser, Sally Thomsett, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn, Iain Cuthbertson, Peter Bromilow, Ann Lancaster, Gary Warren, Gordon Whiting, Erik Chitty, Brenda Bruce, Jack Woolgar, John Franklyn-Robbins, Zanna Hamilton, Sophie Neville, Stephen Grendon, Kit Seymour, Lesley Bennett, Michael Bradsell.
BBFC code: U.
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