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Series cast summary:
Calum Worthy ...  Ratty / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Brenda Fricker ...  Joan Jones 3 episodes, 2001
Tom Conti ...  Bob Jones 3 episodes, 2001
Katie Blake Katie Blake ...  Lady Aurelia Ashington / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Stephen Ouimette ...  Wheedle 3 episodes, 2001
Ned Beatty ...  Mudduck 3 episodes, 2001
James Millard James Millard ...  Prince Richard 3 episodes, 2001
Richard Graham ...  Charlie 3 episodes, 2001
Karl Pruner Karl Pruner ...  Julian 3 episodes, 2001
Don McKellar ...  Oliver Tapscrew 3 episodes, 2001
William Greenblatt William Greenblatt ...  Billy 3 episodes, 2001
Michael D'Ascenzo ...  Hocus 3 episodes, 2001
Wayne Robson ...  Eric 3 episodes, 2001
Michael Seater ...  Pikey 3 episodes, 2001
Ned Vukovic Ned Vukovic ...  Policeman 3 episodes, 2001
Damien Atkins Damien Atkins ...  Walter 3 episodes, 2001
Sheila McCarthy ...  Mrs. Tapscrew 3 episodes, 2001
Graham Harley Graham Harley ...  Professor Jeremy Knowall 3 episodes, 2001
Kathryn Greenwood ...  Lucasta Utensil 3 episodes, 2001
Harry Miller Harry Miller ...  Secret Serviceman #1 / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Martin Trenaman ...  Secret Serviceman #2 / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Alex Poch-Goldin ...  Usher 3 episodes, 2001
Blair Williams ...  Lucas Warm 3 episodes, 2001
Fiona Reid ...  Judge Myopia Scorn 3 episodes, 2001
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ...  Guard 3 episodes, 2001
Denis Lill Denis Lill ...  Sergeant Piggles 3 episodes, 2001
Simon Sherlock Simon Sherlock ...  PC Bunley 3 episodes, 2001
Janet Henfrey Janet Henfrey ...  Mrs. Cribbins 3 episodes, 2001
Gerard Murphy ...  Dr. Bullman 3 episodes, 2001
Sharron Matthews ...  Barmaid 3 episodes, 2001
Michael Cera ...  Buzzer 3 episodes, 2001


A little boy found wandering the streets is taken in by Bob and Joan, a kindly couple. The boy is cold, wet and desperate for shelter, but Bob and Joan are perplexed by his claims that he was once a rat. Meanwhile, rumours are rife at the newspaper about the prince's new love: a girl who captivated everyone at the palace ball. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family | Fantasy




UK | Canada



Release Date:

9 December 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I Was a Rat See more »

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great British/ Canadian series
9 December 2001 | by claire51-2See all my reviews

a young boy called Rodger is convinced that he is actually a rat and lives down a sewer,he remembers being at the palace as a footman and seeing a lovely young girl called Lady Aurelia who captures the heart of the prince. But Rodger remembers her as being a Servant girl called Mary Jane who is kind to him when he was a rat. Rodger lives with an Irish couple Mrs Jones(Brenda fricker) Edward Fox is great as well in the series as some gentleman who lives at the palace, young Rodger eats anything he can lay his hands on chairs, tables and even pencils, the mini series is great and children will love its a nice Sunday tea time slot here in the U.K it is made jointly with the BBC and Canada. the title is called When I was a Rat, so anyone who loves dramas or fairly tales this is one for you.

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