Railway Children, The [documentary]

The story of Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - The Railway Children - has touched and moved generations of readers young and old for 100 years, since E Nesbit published the first episode in the London Magazine in January 1905.

Then, in the 1970s, a film version with Jenny Agutter sealed the story's place in the nation's heart.

Nesbit's biographer Julia Briggs visits the Edwardian writer's childhood home to discover the inspiration behind this classic tale.

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The story of Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - The Railway Children - has touched and moved generations of readers young and old for 100 years, since E Nesbit published the first episode in the London Magazine in January 1905.

Then, in the 1970s, a film version with Jenny Agutter sealed the story's place in the nation's heart.

Nesbit's biographer Julia Briggs visits the Edwardian writer's childhood home to discover the inspiration behind this classic tale.