Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Previously filmed in 1914, 1921, and 1936, and adapted for television in 1976 and 1980, Francis Hodgson Burnett's classic novel Little Lord Fauntleroy was again brought to the small screen by BBC1 in 1994. Largely taped on location at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, England, the familiar story concerned an outwardly all-American lad named Cedric (Michael Benz), who at the behest of his crusty, aristocratic grandfather (George Baker), was separated from his widowed mother and ensconced in rural England under the new title Lord Fauntleroy. Eventually, Cedric's down-to-earth goodness and sincerity melted the heart of his dour grandpa, and also served to confound a group of fortune-hunters who intended to sack the estate of its wealth. First shown in England in 1994, the six half-hour episodes of Little Lord Fauntleroy were seen on American cable TV in the summer of 1995.
boy, estate, grandfather