Tom Long is staying with his Uncle and Aunt. When their grandfather clock strikes thirteen, Tom makes a strange discovery - a portal to the past where only a friendly girl called Hatty can see him. Adapted from a novel by Philippa Pearce.
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Shaughan Seymour ...
 Uncle Alan (6 episodes, 1989)
Isabelle Amyes ...
 Aunt Gwen (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Peter Long (6 episodes, 1989)
Jeremy Rampling ...
 Tom Long (6 episodes, 1989)
Caroline Waldron ...
 Hatty (5 episodes, 1989)
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 Mrs. Bartholemew (4 episodes, 1989)
Richard Garnett ...
 Abel (4 episodes, 1989)
Sarah Jane McKechnie ...
 Mrs. Long (3 episodes, 1989)
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Tom Long is staying with his Uncle and Aunt. When their grandfather clock strikes thirteen, Tom makes a strange discovery - a portal to the past where only a friendly girl called Hatty can see him. Adapted from a novel by Philippa Pearce.

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Classic BBC Drama
22 February 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Wednesday CBBC drama slot was always filled with quality Stories and this is no exeption. Well acted time travel drama. You cant help but feel sorry for tom when he is lonley in the summer holidays and sent away but the disovery of the garden and the strange girl means that he cant wait for midnight when the clock strikes 13!


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