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Railway Children, The

1 9 5 7 (UK)
8 x 30 minute episodes

This 1957 version of The Railway Children featured Anneke Willys as Bobbie, Cavan Kendall as Peter and Sandra Michaels as Phyl.

Jean Anderson reprised her role of Mother from the earlier 1951 BBC version, with Hilda Barry also returning as Mrs Viney. The script also stuck closely to Dorothea Brooking’s original 1951 script.

Baynards railway station, on the Cranleigh line in Surrey (now disused) was used for location filming.

Jean Anderson
Cavan Kendall
Sandra Michaels
Roberta (Bobbie)
Anneke Wills
Richard Warner
Mr Gill the Station Master
Donald Morley
Old Gentleman
Norman Shelley
Mrs Viney
Hilda Barry
Dr Forrest
John Stuart
Richard Peters
John Richmond


The Beginning of Things | Peter’s Coal Mine | The Old Gentleman | Prisoners and Captives | Saviours of the Train | The Pride of Perks | Hound in the Red Jersey | The End of Things