I Was a Rat (TV series)
|I Was a Rat|
|Also known as||Cinderella and Me|
|Written by||Richard Carpenter
|Directed by||Laurie Lynd|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Running time||55 minutes|
|Original run||17 December 2001 – 20 December 2001|
I Was a Rat is a UK children's drama series broadcast on BBC One in autumn 2001 based on the popular children's book I Was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers by Philip Pullman. It was aired in the Sunday tea-time slot which traditionally accommodates a children's drama series in the run-up to Christmas. The series was produced by Andy Rowley and starred Calum Worthy in the leading role, alongside Tom Conti and Brenda Fricker. It was adapted by Richard Carpenter, who won a BAFTA award for the work.
Based on the book by Philip Pullman it is set in the early 1920s, telling the tale of a young boy with a mysterious past who claims to be a rat. He is taken in off the streets by elderly couple Bob (Conti) and Joan (Fricker) who name him Roger and it soon becomes obvious that he is no ordinary child.
|Joan Jones||Brenda Fricker|
|Bob Jones||Tom Conti|
|Lady Aurelia Ashington/ Mary Jane Potts||Katie Blake|
|Prince Richard||James Millard|
|Sergeant Piggles||Denis Lill|
|Oliver Tapscrew||Don McKellar|
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