U certificateThe Water Babies is a Film programme that first aired in 1978 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Water Babies is a 2 star programme

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The Water Babies (1978)

Directed by
Lionel Jeffries

Combining animation with live action, this charming adaptation of Charles Kingsley's classic tells the tale of an orphan chimney sweep who finds adventure as he encounters the mysterious water babies. Having been accused by a client of stealing silver, the young lad attempts to escape his pursuers by jumping in a pond, where he meets and must rescue the water babies who have been captured by a nefarious eel and shark.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1978

2/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: Poland/UK

Filmed in Colour

When is The Water Babies next on TV?

It's next showing on Channel 5 December 22nd, 10:30am and on Channel 5 Plus 1 (Freeview) December 22nd, 11:30am. See more...


Image for James Mason IJames Mason I...Mr. Grimes/Voice of Killer Shark
Image for Bernard CribbinsBernard Cribbins...Masterman/Voice of Eel
Billie Whitelaw...Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby/Old Crone/Mrs. Tripp/Woman in Black/Water Babies 'Gate Keeper'
Joan Greenwood...Lady Harriet
Image for David TomlinsonDavid Tomlinson...Sir John
Tommy Pender...Tom
Samantha Gates...Elly
Paul Luty...Sladd
Jon Pertwee
Olive Gregg
Lance Percival
Image for David JasonDavid Jason
Cass Allan
Liz Proud
Image for Una StubbsUna Stubbs