I remember watching this thought provoking & rather chilling serial when i was still at school.
I recently read the book that this serial was adapted from. The book was written at a time in the mid seventies when unemployment, strikes and inflation were rampant. There was always a severe threat that civil disorder and a breakdown of society could occur. The book & the T.V. series were very much of their time.
The part that stands out the most, for me, was the ending each week. Soldiers wearing Northern Ireland style riot gear, surrounded by armoured vehicles were seen on a hilltop on the outskirts of a large town. Radio announcements were heard being broadcast & each week the situation seemed to be worsening. The news being broadcast was usually about people striking for higher wage demands or higher food prices & inflation running riot.
The series which was broadcast in 1980 was set in the near future. There was a possibility that what occurred in the T.V. series could come true in real life.
In the summer of 1981 Great Britain was rocked by inner city rioting & looting, very similar to that portrayed in Noah's Castle. It was a frightening and worrying time.
Noah's Castle was a very well written drama that was more adult message in it's theme. It was also sending us all a hidden message.
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