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The Railway Children Return

Dir: Morgan Matthews
Cast: Jenny Agutter, Sheridan Smith, John Bradley
120mins   2022   UK   no rating   English   

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is an enchanting adventure for a new generation. Set in 1944, life in Britain’s cities has become increasingly perilous and three evacuee children - Lily, Pattie, and Ted 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, her daughter, Annie and grandson Thomas. With their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover injured American soldier 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.