Most of we Baby Boomers have fond memories of a childhood favourite television series and movie – The Railway Children based on the book by Edith Nesbit.
Now our younger generations have a chance to experience an enchanting, moving, and heart-warming adventure in a sequel movie, The Railway Children Return.
In 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, who played the part of a child in the original TV series and 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.