Originally Posted by Teresa Edgerton
I've seen a couple of different film versions, and both were good. I wonder if either one is available on DVD? That would be nice to have.
Yes, Teresa, The Railway Children was screened over here as a TV series (1968). It featured Jenny Agutter (then only 16) as Roberta, a role she reprised to great effect when the 'classic' film of the book was made in 1970 (the latter also features a fabulous turn by Bernard Cribbins as Perks, the station master). It's the role that really launched Agutter's career.
In 2000 they remade the film, this time featuring Jenny Agutter as the mother.
According to Amazon, both the film versions are available on DVD, certainly in the UK.