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Viaduct, The

IN A brave attempt to push kids-costume-drama conventions to a dangerous extreme, this languid effort (based on book by Ray Brown) opted for the titular Victorian engineering construction as basis for familiar mystery/family-ties brooding. Plucky bunch of kids try to prove that one of their relatives helped build Stephenson’s Rocket, decide to knock through a wall in an old house, find a full size steam engine, which improves relationship ‘twixt lad and stepfather. Etc.

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