Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it under the grip of weird psychic powers unleashed by the sinister village squire, Hendrick...
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Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it under the grip of weird psychic powers unleashed by the sinister village squire, Hendrick, and whose power they struggle to break.Written by
Rebroadcast in the United States as part of "The Third Eye" mini-series, first aired 1983 on the children's televison network Nickelodeon See more »
At the end of the series, it is revealed that the village existed within a "psychic bubble" within which, once someone entered the circle of stones surrounding the village, they could not leave. However, in the very first episode, Dr. Brake arrives in the village to find that a moving company has delivered several boxes of scientific equipment and, following the delivery, departed the village without any problem. See more »
The original British release divided each episode into two parts. The text "Part One" and "Part Two" were displayed on the screen at the start of each segment. This did not carry over to the American versions of the series, which ran each episode as a single segment. See more »
The music for this, which mainly consists of a choir of people singing wordless dischords, is certainly disquieting - especially as the music supervisor seemed to have the mic levels too high! The acting is really quite bad, especially by the child actors, but I thought this added to the charm of this eerie series, which I bought on DVD. Both my girlfriend and my former house-mate thought the series was scary and the music horrible. In fact, my girlfriend told me it gave her nightmares, and she is 20, and this was a children's show! Overall, a great slice of old British TV at its best - quirkily unusual and essentially 'English'.
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