Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic The Secret Garden has been filmed several times, most successfully by MGM in 1949. The 1975 version of Secret Garden is a serialized TV adaptation, first telecast in England. Sarah Hollis Andrews stars as the insufferable little girl sent to live with her eccentric uncle. Neglected by her parents, Andrews has built a wall of selfishness from her. In the company of a handicapped boy, Andrews wanders into a wondrous secret garden, where she learns that true happiness is gained by helping others. This seven-episode version of Secret Garden was run in the US over the Public Broadcasting System, courtesy of a grant from McDonald's.
child, childhood, girl, childhood-adventures, discovery, family, estate, mansion, gardener, Britain, English [nationality], handicap, transformation, friendship, hope, uncle