When we reported HERE about a follow up to classic the Railway Children we found ourselves a little apprehensive. Nothing to do we the film but more what we would have to put up with once the Editor found about any sequel as he still acts like a love struck teenager at the memory of Jenny Agutter in the original film stood astride a railway track waving her red knickers in the air (and heaven help us if there’s ever a sequel to Walkabout) Well now we have The Railway Children Return trailer…..
BAFTA & Emmy Award-winning Jenny Agutter resumes her role as Bobbie from the original and is joined by BAFTA-winning Sheridan Smith, Academy Award nominee & BAFTA-winning Tom Courtenay and John Bradley. The new generation of Railway Children are Beau Gadsdon, KJ Aikens, Eden Hamilton, Austin Haynes and Zac Cudby.
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, reprising her iconic role in the original 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.
Directed by BAFTA-winning Director Morgan Matthews (X+Y), THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN shot in key locations in Yorkshire from the original film including Haworth, The Brontë Parsonage, Oakworth station and the iconic railways from the original film (all part of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway). THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN was written by BAFTA-winning Danny Brocklehurst based on a treatment by the BAFTA and award-winning producer Jemma Rodgers.
Here’s The Railway Children return trailer……