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The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe 

Unrated | | Adventure, Drama, Family | TV Mini-Series (1988)
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Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Dempsey ...  Peter Pevensie 6 episodes, 1988
Sophie Cook Sophie Cook ...  Susan Pevensie 6 episodes, 1988
Jonathan R. Scott Jonathan R. Scott ...  Edmund Pevensie 6 episodes, 1988
Sophie Wilcox Sophie Wilcox ...  Lucy Pevensie 6 episodes, 1988
Barbara Kellerman ...  The White Witch 6 episodes, 1988
Kerry Shale ...  Mr. Beaver 5 episodes, 1988
Lesley Nicol ...  Mrs. Beaver 5 episodes, 1988
Mick Walter Mick Walter ...  Ginaarbrik 5 episodes, 1988
Ailsa Berk Ailsa Berk ...  Aslan 4 episodes, 1988
Martin Stone Martin Stone ...  Maugrim 4 episodes, 1988
William Todd-Jones William Todd-Jones ...  Aslan 4 episodes, 1988
Keith Hodiak Keith Hodiak ...  Aslan's Satyr / ... 4 episodes, 1988
Garfield Brown Garfield Brown ...  Aslan's Satyr / ... 4 episodes, 1988
Ronald Pickup ...  Aslan 3 episodes, 1988
Irene Marot Irene Marot ...  Hag 3 episodes, 1988
Kairen Kemp Kairen Kemp ...  Hag 3 episodes, 1988
Jeffrey Perry Jeffrey Perry ...  Mr. Tumnus 3 episodes, 1988
Michael Aldridge ...  Professor Digory Kirke 3 episodes, 1988
Mike Eastman Mike Eastman ...  Miraz Soldier 3 episodes, 1988
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Storyline

In World War, the four Pevenses children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are evacuated from London to the country house of an eccentric old professor. There, bored and restless, first Lucy and Edmund, and then all four of the kids make their way through an attic wardrobe in Narnia, a magical land of mythical creatures and talking animals. But Narnia is not perfect: it's always winter and never Christmas since the White Witch began her rule. And there are evil creatures as well as good, and a traitor in their midst. Only the return of Aslan can bring victory in the coming battle to win spring and freedom back to Narnia. 3x54min episodes. Written by Kathy Li

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English

Release Date:

13 November 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mr & Mrs Beaver's costumes were notoriously impractical in the snow. So much so that in outdoor scenes, a couple of assistants, nicknamed the "Beaver Retrievers" had to stand around to pick the actors up, if they slipped over. See more »

Goofs

The Blitz started in autumn 1940. Evacuation took place in 1939. See more »

Quotes

[Aslan is breathing on a giant to break the witch's stone spell and restore him to life]
Lucy: Oh, look! Is it safe?
Aslan: Oh, yes. Once the feet are put right, the rest of him will follow.
Lucy: That wasn't exactly what I meant.
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Alternate Versions

Several VHS releases omit the scene where the children are playing on the beach after they are crowned. It is, however, included on the R1 DVD release. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Silver Chair (1990) See more »

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Classic BBC
30 November 2003 | by GazBennettUKSee all my reviews

I have just purchased this on DVD for my seven year old son, after I recalled watching it when it was first screened in the eighties, on the prime Sunday "teatime" spot on BBC1 in the UK. It is a typical BBC production, working with a limited budget, they manage to make a magical & intelligent interpretation of C.S. Lewis's work. The Children who play Peter, Susan, Edmund & Lucy do so with some style, Peter especially, playing his role as the older brother to perfection. Although the budget constraints do show, especially with the animation/live action mix, some of the costumes still look good even now, in this age where CGI enhancement is king. I would recommend this production to anyone, it is classic story-telling in the finest sense.


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