The Railway Children sequel announced with Jenny Agutter returning as Roberta
Get email updates with the day’s biggest stories
Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.Sign upWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time.More infoThank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice
Jenny Agutter is returning as Roberta Waterbury in a sequel to The Railway Children more than 50 years after the original film.
The Call The Midwife star, 68, will be joined by Sheridan Smith and Sir Tom Courtenay for The Railway Children Return, with filming beginning later this month.
Jenny first starred in the BBC’s 1968 TV series aged 16, reprising the role two years later in the feature film, also starring Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, Sally Thomsett and Gary Warren.
It told the story of a mother and her three children who move to the Yorkshire countryside after their father is falsely imprisoned.
A sequel is on the way to classic 1970 film The Railway Children
Friends then and now – how sitcom originally named Insomnia Cafe became world's biggest TV show
Davina McCall says testosterone doesn't make you grow a penis as she strips to towel
The book, written by E Nesbit, was originally published in 1906. Lionel Jeffries’s film is remembered not least for the heartbreaking scene in which Roberta, is reunited with her father on a train platform.
She previously said how the book always reduced her to tears.
“Knowing that Nesbit lost her father when she was five or six means that I can’t actually read that passage without feeling upset,” she says.
Jenny Agutter will reprise her role as Roberta from the original film
(Image: Philip Coburn)
The 1970 film with Sally Thomsett, Gary Warren, Bernard Cribbins & Jenny Agutter has many fans
Corrie's Seb continues fight for life as Nina struggles to remember deadly attack
Directed by Morgan Matthew, the new film will be shot in key locations from the original, including Oakworth Station in Haworth, West Yorks, and The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
*The Railway Children Return will be released on April 1, 2022.
Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us direct 0207 29 33033.