User ReviewsAdd a Review
Featuring tales of long dead witches, ghosts from the future and my personal favorite featuring a very young Pauline Quirke a story about 3 teenagers and a old haunted Tudor mansion.
There are all 7 episodes of the first series shot in 1975 on the network DVD release. Some great actors feature like Jenny Agutter, Russell Hunter John Nettleton and a very young Sophie Ward.
Some stories stronger than others; but series one is by far the best. Sadly the writing became poorer and the acting hammier in later series.
But takes you back to the day's before children's TV became Americanised, patronizing and bland.
The episode of "Shadows" I recall featured some people who were trapped in the bottom story of a country house or possibly a windmill converted into a house. They were being threatened by the trees outside - branches were bursting through the windows and poking around to get at them.
Would be interesting to see again, but don't know if it'd stand up now - such shows seem more intense when you're younger and less cheesy.
My sister and I had to hide behind the couch often during the show as we were so scared.
Anyone know how to get a copy? My sister and I have been searching for this for years.
I think it's Thames Television that produced the 3 series but there are very few references on the web.
The one where the girl goes small - she is looking at a doll house in a museum and goes inside of that.
In the one with the Dad in motorcycle helmet there is a vase with an eye that turned around and I think this was what "possessed" him.
There was also an episode of a girl left home in the dark alone, and her Dad returns, acting strangely, and quite scarily in his motorbike helmet. The house looked quite eerie in just the flashing lights of a pedestrian crossing outside.
I have even hazier memories of another episode where a child shrinks to the size of his/her toy soldiers and dolls, and they come alive.
Not much help I know, but maybe it might trigger a few more memories for people? I remember the story of "the other window" as being the scariest episode for me.