The Railway Children

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20050113

The 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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20060810

Edith 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.

20060814

Edith 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]

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. The children ask a favour of the Old Gentleman.

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

420090104

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

5 LAST20090111

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