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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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Spine tingling fun for kids (of all ages!) 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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In episode 5, when Adam is trying to persuade Margaret not to go to Hendrick's house, he gives her a drink in a sherry glass. At the end of the scene, she gives him back the empty glass - which has suddenly become a whisky tumbler.See more »
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Hendrick:Women... Delightful creatures, but punctuality is not among their virtues.See more »
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Referenced in "Screenwipe: Episode #3.3" (2007)See more »

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Spine tingling fun for kids (of all ages!), 8 September 2002
Author: gnb from Berlin

If ever any one ITV region was the head of the pack when it came to producing children's TV, then HTV West, on the merit of "Children of the Stones" alone, would be it.

Broadcast in 1977, COTS is a 7-part fantasy series set in the fictional village of Milbury. Starring a pre-Blake's 7 Gareth Thomas and 70s telly stalwart Iain Cuthbertson, this delightful little series concerns a scientist and his son's attempts to discover the secret power behind the Milbury stone circle.

This is an incredibly eerie sci-fi series and to call it a kids show is a bit of an insult. It is a well crafted tale, brought to the screen with some very adept direction and a remarkably haunting musical score.

The performances from the cast are uniformly excellent and special praise must got to the talented youngsters involved.

If you can get a hold of this tremendous series then I can highly recommend it. However, it has been deleted on video in the UK for some time.

COTS is kids TV at its best - thoughtfully written, well acted, amazingly directed and a delightful, summery, eerie masterpiece. Because of its folksy score and pagan references COTS has been referred to as "The Wicker Man" for kids - it could be called a lot worse.

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