The Chronicles of Narnia [3 Discs] [DVD]

Years before the first big-screen adaptations of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia reached audiences, the BBC produced its own versions of the first four books in the series (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair), all of which appear in this unique collection, as they originally aired on British television. The telemovies, like the novels on which they are based, relay the adventures of a number of different British children in the universe of Narnia - a land that has initially fallen under the spell of the evil White Witch, but that experiences redemption via the presence of the lion Aslan. The cast includes Camila Power, Warwick Davis, Tom Baker, Sophie Wilcox, Sophie Cook and Jonathan R. Scott.
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Special Features

  • "Past Watchful Dragones" - J.R.R. Tolkien biographer Humphrey Carpenter discussed how C.S. Lewis came to write the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first of the Narnia books
  • 2003 cast reunion interview
  • Interviews with cast members from the original broadcast of each story
  • Featurettes on the costumes, Sets and special effects
  • Outtakes


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Children escaping from the realities of war find themselves battling evil in an enchanted fantasy world in this made-for-TV drama. During the height of World War II, four children -- Peter (Richard Dempsey), Susan (Sophie Cook), Edmund (Jonathan Scott), and Lucy (Sophie Wilcox) -- are evacuated from London and find themselves staying in a small castle in the country owned by a mysterious professor (Michael Aldridge). While playing in the attic, the kids discover an old wardrobe, and when they walk inside, they're transported to the mythical land of Narnia. In Narnia, the wicked White Witch (Barbara Kellerman) has taken control, and now the nation is in a constant state of winter (and without any Christmas to make the snowy period tolerable). Guided by Aslan (voice of Ailsa Berk), a talking lion, the children set out on a crusade to defeat the White Witch and banish her from Narnia. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was the first of three films produced by the BBC based on C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia books; it was originally aired as a four-part mini-series. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Four children jounrey through space and time to bring justice to a remarkable fantasy world in this made-for-TV drama for the family. Young Prince Caspian (Samuel West) is the nephew of King Miraz (Robert Lang), the despotic ruler of the once magical land of Narnia. Caspian has heard tales of the olden days of Narnia, when six lords ruled the land with benevolence and wise animals spoke with humans. Caspian wants to restore Narnia to its former glory, and he calls upon four children living in another world -- Peter (Richard Dempsey), Susan (Sophie Cook), Edmund (Jonathan Scott), and Lucy (Sophie Wilcox), kids from London who can travel to Narnia through a magical wardrobe -- to help him bring the banished rulers back to Narnia to depose Miraz. Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader was based on stories from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis; it was the second in a series of three films produced by the BBC, and was first aired as a four-part miniseries. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
A mission of mercy sends two children to a magical world in another dimension in this made-for-TV fantasy adventure for the family. Eustace (David Thwaites) and Jill (Camilla Power) are two misfit schoolchildren who discover that a garden shed on the school's grounds is actually a gateway to the magical land of Narnia. Eustance had visited Narnia years before, and is troubled to discover King Caspian (Geoffrey Russell) has aged considerably. Caspian is troubled by the disappearance of his son, Prince Rilian (Richard Henders), who had been kidnapped years earlier. With the help of the King's helper Puddlegum (Tom Baker) and the enchanted lion Aslan (voice of Alisa Berk), Eustace and Jill set out to find the lost prince and reunite him with his father. Produced by the BBC (where it originally aired as a mini-series), The Silver Chair was based on The Chronicles Of Narnia stories by C.S. Lewis. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Richard Dempsey
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    Sophie Cook
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    Sophie Wilcox
  • Barbara Kellerman
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    Jeffrey S. Perry

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