This screening of THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN will be preceded by a short film from the archives of the British Transport Unit; ELIZABETHAN EXPRESS. One of the most popular films from the legendary British Transport Films takes viewers on the record–beating express service from London to Edinburgh. Relive the romance of steam rail!
BAFTA & Emmy Award-winning Jenny Agutter resumes her role as Bobbie from the original THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and is joined by BAFTA-winning Sheridan Smith (CILLA), Academy Award nominee & BAFTA-winning Tom Courtenay (45 YEARS, BILLY LIAR) and John Bradley (GAME OF THRONES).
Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting, moving and heart-warming adventure for a new generation.
1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.
There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside.
When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens) hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.
THE ELIZABETHAN EXPRESS (20m)
The star of the much–loved documentary Elizabethan Express is the steam–powered locomotive Silver Fox. She was part of the Elizabethan service, whose daily non–stop journey took passengers the 393 miles from London to Edinburgh in six–and–a–half hours. At the time the film made this was the world’s longest daily non–stop run above 60mph.