The Borrowers is a BBC TV miniseries first broadcast in 1992 on BBC2 and then later on American television station TNT. The miniseries is adapted from the 1952 Carnegie Medal-winning first novel and second novel of author Mary Norton's The Borrowers series: The Borrowers and The Borrowers Afield, respectively. The film stars Ian Holm, Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Callard and was directed by John Henderson. The miniseries was named on the BFI's list of "100 Greatest British Television Programmes". Throughout the miniseries, every episode ended on a cliffhanger. The miniseries was followed by The Return of the Borrowers. That TV miniseries aired in 1993 also on BBC2 and TNT. Both series follow the Clocks, a family of tiny people who are forced to flee from their home under the floorboards in an old manor into the English countryside.