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1
Release Date:
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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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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Trivia:
Rebroadcast in the United States as part of "The Third Eye" mini-series, first aired 1983 on the children's televison network NickelodeonSee more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the end credits for episode 2, Mrs Warner is incorrectly credited as being played by 'Peter Ann Wood' (instead of Peggy Ann Wood).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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Still Terrifying!!, 3 September 2003
Author: John Fairhurst (johnFair) from Stockport, England

Having recently bought this on DVD from Amazon.co.uk with a fair degree of trepidation - I last saw this on it's original transmission when I was all of twelve(!) - I feared that it would lack it's original punch.

There was no need to worry though!

Although some of the story does not quite live up to memory and other bits are clearly aimed at children, the overall tension of the series is still nicely maintained and the last couple of episodes, as the changes sweep through the children and their parents is still terrifying.

Given it's age (26 years on) it is mostly remarkably undated, mainly helped by the fact that much of the terror is not dependant on flakey special effects but the "Off-scene Lurking Horror"! The sound track is another major tension builder, with the chanting building to a crescendo in keeping with on screen events.

Hendrick's computer system buried in the church vaults provided a(n unintended) momentary laugh for me, surrounded as I am by Micro computers capable of doing everything that cellar full of equipment could :-).

Iain Cuthbertson was wonderfully understated as the evil Hendricks

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