The Railway Children (1968) | 4: The Foreign Gentleman

Based on The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

One day a ragged man staggers off the train at Oakworth, babbling in French. He is Russian dissident Szczepansky, who has escaped the Siberian mines for England to find his family. Mrs Waterbury has Szczepansky convalesce at their home and suggests the children say a prayer ''for all prisoners and captives''.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Adaptation
  • Channel: BBC One
  • Duration: 24'36''
  • Broadcast date: 1968

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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