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10 January 1977 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it... See more »
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(6 articles)
like if George Orwell wrote Life on Mars
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Brian Morgan obituary
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What "Independent TV" in the UK used to do so well... See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Gareth Thomas ... Adam Brake (7 episodes, 1977)
Veronica Strong ... Margaret (7 episodes, 1977)
Peter Demin ... Matthew Brake (7 episodes, 1977)
Ruth Dunning ... Mrs. Crabtree (7 episodes, 1977)
Iain Cuthbertson ... Rafael Hendrick / ... (6 episodes, 1977)
Katharine Levy ... Sandra (6 episodes, 1977)

Freddie Jones ... Dai (5 episodes, 1977)
John Woodnutt ... Link (3 episodes, 1977)
Peggy Ann Wood ... Mrs. Warner (3 episodes, 1977)
Darren Hatch ... Kevin (3 episodes, 1977)

Ian Donnelly ... Bob (3 episodes, 1977)
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Series Directed by
Peter Graham Scott (7 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Jeremy Burnham (7 episodes, 1977)
Trevor Ray (7 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Patrick Dromgoole .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1977)
Peter Graham Scott .... producer (7 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Original Music by
Sidney Sager (7 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Adrian Brenard (7 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Production Design by
Ken Jones (7 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Sound Department
John Cross .... film sound (7 episodes, 1977)
Mike Davey .... film sound (7 episodes, 1977)

Alan Jones .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Edwards .... film camera (7 episodes, 1977)
Brian Morgan .... film camera (7 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Other crew
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (7 episodes, 1977)
Peter Williams .... technical advisor (3 episodes, 1977)
 

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30 min (7 episodes)
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Rebroadcast in the United States as part of "The Third Eye" mini-series, first aired 1983 on the children's televison network NickelodeonSee more »
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Plot holes: At the end of the series, it is revealed that the village existed within a "psychic bubble" within which, once someone entered the circle of stones surrounding the village, they could not leave. However, in the very first episode, Dr. Brake arrives in the village to find that a moving company has delivered several boxes of scientific equipment and, following the delivery, departed the village without any problem.See more »
Quotes:
Hendrick:Women... Delightful creatures, but punctuality is not among their virtues.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "Screenwipe: Episode #3.4" (2007)See more »

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30 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
What "Independent TV" in the UK used to do so well..., 3 October 2004
Author: Richard Phillips-Jones from Southern England

Many years ago, when ITV in the UK was an amalgamation of separate TV companies (like HTV, the makers of this show along with many other great series, serving the west of England and Wales), which used to make their own shows for local consumption, before submitting them to the network for a national screening, they used to come up with gems like this.

It's a bizarre story of a kid and his dad entering a strange place in the west of england (the Dad is a Historian on a research trip, but his son finds out more than his Dad was expecting), only to find that everything is not as it seems. The locals are being drawn into a strange cult which revolves around an ancient stone monument in the locality (actually the ancient monument which still stands in Avebury, Wiltshire, UK)...

I really couldn't tell you any more without spoiling things, but my description of this series would be: If that great cult movie "The Wicker Man" had been made as a children's programme, it might have looked something like this. It's a true hidden gem, which caught the imagination of kids across the UK upon its original transmission in the UK in early 1977.

If any overseas viewers (who like something a bit out of the ordinary) want to check it out, then I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend the UK DVD release by "Second Sight" - and if you ever find yourself in the UK, take the time out to visit the location used in the series... It's a truly mystical place, with a truly strange atmosphere which will stick in your mind long after your trip...

ITV in the UK these days is a very different operation, and they just don't make shows like this anymore. If ITV made a show called "Children Of The Stones" today, it would probably be a reality show starring Jade Jagger and Theodora Richards....

Watch and enjoy what once was, in the days when we Brits were truly proud of the programming we produced, as opposed to these days, when we are frankly embarrassed by 95% of it... :-(

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