Moondial (1988)

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A teenage girl discovers a portal through time, and tries to help two children of the past.

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Series cast summary:
Siri Neal ...
 Araminta 'Minty' Cane / ... (5 episodes, 1988)
Tony Sands ...
 Tom (5 episodes, 1988)
Valerie Lush ...
 Aunt Mary (5 episodes, 1988)
Arthur Hewlett ...
 'Old' World / ... (5 episodes, 1988)
Martin Sadler ...
 John Benson / ... (4 episodes, 1988)
Helena Avellano ...
 Sarah (4 episodes, 1988)
Joanna Dunham ...
 Kate Cane / ... (3 episodes, 1988)


Teenager Minty expects to spend a quiet holiday near historical Belton House with her mother's godmother, "Aunt" Mary. However, soon after leaving Minty, her mother is involved in an accident and lies comatose in the hospital. Distraught, Minty begins wandering the Belton grounds. When she touches the sun-dial/moon-dial in the garden, she is transported through time. First to the late 19th century where she meets Tom, a sickly and abused servant. Second to the 18th century where she meets Sarah, a mysterious cloaked child who is in danger. Can Minty find away to help these ghosts of the past? Written by L. Hamre

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Family | Fantasy





Release Date:

10 February 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Moondial  »

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(6 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Minty: World... d'you mind if I call you World? Doesn't sound right; Mr World...!
World: You call me that; it's who I am... Old World... they all call me that...
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Classic Childrens novel comes to life
22 February 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This Six part childrens was just brilliant. Minty is a rather sulky teenager sent to live with her aunt following her fathers death. She finds a beautiful garden in at the local manor house and there is a sundial in the centre of the garden. Minty has strange mental powers and when she touches the dial she becomes dizzy! when she recovers she finds she has been transported through time to the turn of the century. Here she finds the manor house filled with maids and servants and lords and ladies. But there is a girl who is trapped in the house as she has a disfiguring birthmark which is seen as a devils mark! Minty with the help of the servant tom must rescue the girl before she becomes part of a sacrifice.

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