Aired Sunday November 26, 4:40pm - 6:30pmon London Live

The Water Babies (1978)

Fantasy / Children

A chimney boy is sent up the chimneys of a mansion by his cruel master Grimes. Grimes then sets about stealing the silver but, when he's caught, blames it on Tom. Fleeing, the lad falls into the river and is sucked down but finds he can breathe and talk to the fish. Wanting to return to the real world, he searches for the other water babies to find the secret but first he must face a shark that has captured them.

United Kingdom
Cast and crew
  • Lionel JeffriesDirector
  • James MasonMr. Grimes/Voice of Killer Shark
  • Billie WhitelawMrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby/Old Crone/Mrs. Tripp/Woman in Black/Water Babies `'Gate Keeper'`
  • Tommy PenderTom
  • Bernard CribbinsMr. Masterman/Voice of Eel
  • Joan GreenwoodLady Harriet
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