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The Treasure Seekers (1996)

| Drama, Family | TV Movie 1996
Widower Richard Bastable faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine.


Juliet May


Olivia Hetreed, E. Nesbit (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Camilla Power ... Dora Bastable
Felicity Jones ... Alice Bastable
Kristopher Milnes Kristopher Milnes ... Oswald Bastable
Ben Simpson Ben Simpson ... Noel Bastable
William Forde William Forde ... H.O. Bastable
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Eliza
Nicholas Farrell ... Bastable
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Bates
Ian Richardson ... Haig
Alexander Harding Alexander Harding ... Albert-Next-Door
James Wilby ... Henry Carlisle
Gina McKee ... Mary Leslie
Roger Sloman ... Wiggins
Nigel Davenport ... Lord Blackstock
Peter Capaldi ... Jellicoe


Widower Richard Bastable faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine.

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Drama | Family







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1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fünf gegen den Rest der Welt See more »

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Tetra Films See more »
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Star Peter Capaldi who would go onto play Doctor Who (2005). See more »

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Adaptation of Edith Nesbit's novel
6 November 1998 | by Kathy-11See all my reviews

Charming adaptation of the Edith Nesbit novel about 5 motherless children in England during the turn of the century trying to help their financially strapped father-inventor who is on the verge of a breakthrough in refrigeration. Initially it appears that everything they try turns into a catastrophe but all their good intentions ultimately pay off and dovetail together. This is one of those rare family friendly films my husband and I can enjoy with the children without fear of bad language, violence, sexual innuendo or political correctness. I would recommend this film very highly. It is purchasable through Questar on 2 video tapes.

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