The British TV Family Collection
First, hair-raising adventure and powerful drama highlight this adaptation of Captain F. Marryat's acclaimed family tale "Children Of The New Forest" (1998), set in 17th-century England. After his father dies, teenager Edward Beverley cares for his younger sisters and brother while trying to elude the evil Reverend Corbould and Oliver Cromwell's army. Malcolm Storry and Tom Wisdom star. Next, Ian Richardson stars as Sir Simon de Canterville in "The Canterville Ghost" (1997), a lively treatment of Oscar Wilde's story about a British castle's resident ghost and the property's new American residents. Celia Imrie, Ian McNeice, Rik Mayall co-star. Finally, young men seeking adventure on the South Seas get more than they bargained for when their ship is wrecked on "The Coral Island" (2000), where they face a hard struggle for survival. William Mannering, Ashley Waters star in this adaptation of R.M. Ballantyne's 1857 novel. 5 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.