The Owl Service (1969)

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Three teenagers discover a mysterious set of owl and flower-patterned dinner plates in the attic and the magical ancient legend of the "Mabinogion" comes to life once again in their Welsh valley.

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Gillian Hills ...
 Alison Bradley (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Michael Holden ...
 Gwyn (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Francis Wallis ...
 Roger Bradley (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dorothy Edwards ...
 Nancy (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Raymond Llewellyn ...
 Huw (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Edwin Richfield ...
 Clive Bradley (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Recently bereaved teenager Alison goes with her step brother to stay for the summer in the quiet retreat of a relatives house in the Welsh Valleys. After hearing a scratching noise coming from the roof of the house, Alison discovers some old dinner plates in the attic which have a flowered owl pattern. What is the connection between this,the loony gardener, the angry housekeeper and the legend of the old village magician, who made a wife out of flowers and later turned into an owl when she betrayed him? Written by anon

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one programme that would benefit from a video release
29 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was originally a Sunday evening children's programme. Some people found the plot hard going. However this does not distract from beautifully filmed,mystic quality of the programme. As a video release this would ideal, enabling it to be digested in your own time. Could be Gillian Hills' finest hour?








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