The Railway Children, CD-Audio Book
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Paul Copley and Timothy Bateson star in a BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of E.

Nesbit's enchanting and unforgettable classic. Roberta, Peter and Phyllis lead an ordinary suburban life with Mother and Father, enjoying trips to the zoo and the pantomime.

But when Father is mysteriously taken away one night, everything changes.

The children must move to the country, to a little white cottage near the railway line, where eventually they find that there are plenty of adventures to be had and friends to be made - including Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself.

But the mystery remains - what has happened to Father, and will he come back?

The story of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis and their life in the country has never been out of print since it was first published in 1906.

Charming, sentimental and unforgettable, the novel retains all its enchantment and enduring appeal in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation.

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  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
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  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9781846071157

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1993, BBC Audiobooks, Full Cast Dramatization<b>Book Description:</b> from BookDepository.comThis is a BBC Radio full-cast dramatization of E. Nesbit's enchanting and unforgettable classic. Roberta, Peter and Phyllis lead an ordinary suburban life with Mother and Father and trips to the zoo and the pantomime. But when Father is mysteriously taken away one night, everything changes. The children must move to the country, to a little white cottage near the railway line, where eventually they find that there are plenty of adventures to be had and friends to be made – including Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. But the mystery remains – what has happened to Father, and will he come back? The story of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis and their life in the country has never been out of print since it was first published in 1906. Charming, sentimental and unforgettable, the novel retains all its enchantment and enduring appeal in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization.<b>My Review:</b> Thoroughly enjoyed Nesbit’s The Railway Children and cannot say enough good about the full cast dramatization: it is superbly done. The simple, charming, <i>ordinary suburban</i> lives of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis made me appreciate having grown up before our world became its present frantic, high-tech society of <i>progress</i>. Favourite characters are Perks and the Station Master. Most memorable scene is Perks’ birthday, on which the children bring a host of gifts from themselves and from neighbours. Perks is adamant he will not take what he sees as charity, but when the children read to him the messages from his neighbours, he comes to understand that his neighbours are not patronizing him but rather appreciating him as a valued friend and member of his community.

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