More than 50 years after the film’s original release, how fitting that Agutter herself is to star in a new adaptation of E Nesbit’s book with filming of The Railway Children Return due to begin shortly on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway that was the setting for the original production.
As the remake of All Creatures Great and Small has shown, programmes that go back in time – just like the trains, some might say – are just the ticket with viewers and this new film will certainly raise the profile of a popular heritage line which, like so many, has seen its income hit by the Covid pandemic. Hopefully, it’s full steam ahead to a new future thanks to its most famous ambassador – Jenny Agutter
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