The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4) by C.S. LewisJill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.
NARNIA...where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell...and where the adventure begins.
Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor...or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face to face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved.
BBC Narnia The Silver Chair Ep. 4
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In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe had been made as a six-part serial, followed in by a two-part adaptation of Prince Caspian and four-part The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Eustace and his friend Jill Pole are at a modern school where bullying is encouraged and, fleeing from particularly aggressive bullies, call to Aslan to let them escape into Narnia. On arriving an accident separates them, leaving Jill to meet Aslan alone. He tasks her and Eustace to locate the missing Prince Rilian, Caspian's only heir, who disappeared ten years earlier while hunting the enchanted green snake that killed his mother. Finally, the lost prince will be the first person to ask for something to be done in Aslan's name; when asked to do something in Aslan's name, you must do it. Yet 70 years have passed since Eustace was last in Narnia. He doesn't recognise the old king as his friend Caspian and so doesn't greet him.
BBC Narnia The Silver Chair Ep. 5
Eustace returns to Narnia and is joined by his school-friend Jill Pole. Aslan gives four signs to Jill Pole to remember when on their quest to find Prince Rillian. Eustace and Jill are joined by a marsh-wiggle called Puddleglum who helps them on their quest to find the prince. Eustace; Jill and Puddleglum are tested in their faith in Aslan and the signs and have to learn some harsh lessons before they fulfil the quest. The four signs Aslan gives to Jill are as follows. Firstly, Eustace must meet and talk to an old friend King Caspian for help.
It was the third and final series of The Chronicles of Narnia that ran from to The six-part series followed the book in great detail including all key features. Rilian disappeared 10 years earlier after weeks of searching the woods near Cair Paravel for the serpent who had killed his royal mother, the Queen. However, their task is complicated by the fact that they both got separated on their arrival into Aslan's Country, when Eustace fell from a cliff and was blown to Narnia by Aslan, who soon blows Jill in the same direction. A great ship has just set sail from Cair Paravel, and a talking Owl Glimfeather appears and informs Eustace and Jill that the King of Narnia has just departed on his ship. Eustace is horrified to realise that the elderly man boarding the ship was indeed Caspian, who is now decades rather than years older than Eustace himself - as 50 years have passed in Narnia while less than a year has passed on Earth.
I was instantly creeped out by the talking beasts — which were people wearing animal costumes, quite unlike the realistic computer-generated animations of the Disney-Walden Media version. Of course, this is quite understandable, since the technology twenty years ago cannot be compared to the technology available today. From what I hear, the BBC adaptation was actually the best in its time. Minus the distracting special effects, the dreary costumes especially of the Underlanders and the scary-looking puppet Aslan, I must say I really liked it! Even during his post-dragon period, Eustace still had his moments. But I could live with that, the actor was good enough.