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Based on Ludwig Bemelmans's stories, this light-hearted children's drama tells the tale of a feisty orphan's attempts to save her school from closure. As a boarder at the Parisian ladies' school, the young girl's life looks set to change dramatically when the school is put up for sale. But Madeline, her noisy Spanish neighbour and her classroom pals battle against her sinister tutor and a devious Lord to save her precious home.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 6 Sep 2008 14:10
BBC Two except Yorkshire


Role Contributor
Miss ClavelFrances McDormand
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Lord CovingtonNigel Hawthorne
MadelineHatty Jones
Leopold the TutorBen Daniels
Lady CovingtonArturo Venegas
Stephane Audran