The Railway Children

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20050113The story of Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - The Railway Children - has touched and moved generations of readers young and old for 100 years, since E Nesbit published the first episode in the London Magazine in January 1905. Then, in the 1970s, a film version with Jenny Agutter sealed the story's place in the nation's heart.

Nesbit's biographer Julia Briggs visits the Edwardian writer's childhood home to discover the inspiration behind this classic tale.

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20060810Edith Nesbit's biographer Julia Briggs visits the Edwardian writer's childhood home to discover the inspiration behind the classic tale of three children and a railway line.
20060814Edith Nesbit's biographer Julia Briggs visits the Edwardian writer's childhood home to discover the inspiration behind the classic tale of three children and a railway line. [Rpt of Thu 11.30am]
0120081214Joanna Tope reads from E Nesbit's classic 1906 children's novel which tells the story of the trials and adventures of a middle-class Edwardian family.

Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis live a happy life in a comfortable suburban house with their parents. But that life is about to change.

0220081221. The children ask a favour of the Old Gentleman.

Joanna Tope reads from E Nesbit's classic 1906 children's novel which tells the story of the trials and adventures of a middle-class Edwardian family.

A cold June causes a disastrous coalmining incident and the children ask a favour of the Old Gentleman.

0320081228. The children witness an accident on the line and courageously step in to save the day.

Joanna Tope reads from E Nesbit's classic 1906 children's novel which tells the story of the trials and adventures of a middle-class Edwardian family.

The children witness an accident on the line and courageously step in to save the day, and Bobbie makes a terrible discovery.

0420090104. Bobbie knows the secret about her father and the children mount a rescue in a tunnel.

Joanna Tope reads from E Nesbit's classic 1906 children's novel which tells the story of the trials and adventures of a middle-class Edwardian family.

05 LAST20090111. A surprising connection to the Old Gentleman promises a happy conclusion.

Joanna Tope reads from E Nesbit's classic 1906 children's novel which tells the story of the trials and adventures of a middle-class Edwardian family.