From the days when TV dramas had something to say, The Children of Dynmouth is both entertaining and highly thought provoking.
Timothy is an awkward adolescent who simply doesn't fit in his rather narrow English seaside town. He spends his days playing truant from school observing the local community through an old pair of binoculars. Accordingly he learns their hidden secrets and feels no shame in confronting them with his knowledge when seeking their assistance to put on a stage act for the local village talent competition. But the truth often hurts and his observations are not always accurate.
The ensuing drama presents an uncomfortable dilemma that questions not only the morality of British society but perhaps even the truth itself.
An unknown actor named Simon Fox plays Timothy with quite remarkable insight and his character certainly gained my sympathy despite his unbelievably gauche and questionable style. What a pity this young actor appears in no other listed productions especially as young George Magrath who plays alongside him as a local lad went on to much greater roles as an adult.
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