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The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe

TV Mini-Series

Country: UK

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy



In World War II, the four Pevensie children are evacuated from London to a country house. There, bored and restless, they discover a magical wardrobe that acts as a portal to Narnia, a land of mythical creatures and talking animals.


  • Based on the 1950 novel "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by British novelist, poet, medievalist, philosopher, critic, essayist and lay theologian C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
  • This serial was the first in the BBC's three-serial "Chronicles of Narnia" series, succeeded by Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989) and The Silver Chair (1990).
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  • Richard Dempsey
    (Peter Pevensie)
  • Sophie Cook
    (Susan Pevensie)
  • Jonathan R. Scott
    (Edmund Pevensie)
  • Sophie Wilcox
    (Lucy Pevensie)
  • Barbara Kellerman
    (The White Witch)
  • Jeffrey Perry
    (Mr. Tumnus)

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Much lower production values than the 2005 film but much more faithful to the book -- has more elbow-room than a feature film. The Narnia books, being straightforwardly plotted and told in a fairly simple prose style, are not badly suited to screen adaptations. This one's mixture of bad animal costumes, real trained dogs for the wolves and animated mythical creatures is kooky but charming. Peter's duel with the wolf is overdramatised and looks too much fun -- it's not the confused and rather horrible brief moment of desperate courage that Lewis, who fought in the First World War as a teenager, effectively conveyed in the book. The battle after Aslan's resurrection looks quite lackadaisical. However, the White Witch's palace scenes are nice and chilling, despite the flimsy scenery (which Barbara Kellerman as Jadis has a great time chewing!) and Edmund's struggle with his conscience is well dramatised. In an interview done when they were adults, all four former child actors said making this show had been a positive experience for them.

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