The Borrowers

BBC One, Christmas 2011 1 x 90 mins

Synopsis

Starring Christopher Eccleston, Sharon Horgan, Aisling Loftus, Robert Sheehan, Victoria Wood and Stephen Fry, THE BORROWERS is a thrilling, fun-filled adventure through the exciting world of the little people who live under our floorboards.

Based on the Mary Norton novels that have delighted generations of children and adults alike, THE BORROWERS follows the adventures of Arrietty Clock (Aisling Loftus), a head-strong teenage Borrower whose parents, Pod (Christopher Eccleston) and Homily (Sharon Horgan) are terrified of the world of the ‘Human Beans’ who live above them. Desperate for freedom and adventure, Arrietty sneaks upstairs one night and befriends James (Charlie Hiscock), a lonely boy who lives with his father (Shaun Dooley) and Grandmother (Victoria Wood). But Arrietty’s voyage of discovery inadvertently reveals her family’s existence to the scheming scientist Professor Mildeye (Stephen Fry), forcing them to go on the run into the big bad world…

Enlisting the help of Spiller (Robert Sheehan), a leather jacketed tearaway with a roguish glint in his eye, Arrietty embarks on a daring mission to outsmart Mildeye and return the Clock family to their home in time for Christmas.

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