A teenage girl discovers a portal through time, and tries to help two children of the past.
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Series cast summary:
Siri Neal Siri Neal ...  Araminta 'Minty' Cane / ... 6 episodes, 1988
Tony Sands Tony Sands ...  Tom 6 episodes, 1988
Valerie Lush Valerie Lush ...  Aunt Mary 6 episodes, 1988
Arthur Hewlett ...  'Old' World / ... 6 episodes, 1988
Martin Sadler Martin Sadler ...  John Benson / ... 5 episodes, 1988
Helena Avellano Helena Avellano ...  Sarah 5 episodes, 1988
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham ...  Kate / ... 4 episodes, 1988
Jacqueline Pearce ...  Miss Vole / ... 3 episodes, 1988
Alison Rowley Alison Rowley ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 1988
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Teenager Minty expects to spend a quiet holiday near historical Belton House with her mother's godmother, "Aunt" Mary. However, soon after leaving Minty, her mother is involved in an accident and lies comatose in the hospital. Distraught, Minty begins wandering the Belton grounds. When she touches the sun-dial/moon-dial in the garden, she is transported through time. First to the late 19th century where she meets Tom, a sickly and abused servant. Second to the 18th century where she meets Sarah, a mysterious cloaked child who is in danger. Can Minty find away to help these ghosts of the past? Written by L. Hamre

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Filmed on location at Belton House. They even mention the show during the tour and there are still some remnants of the props in the kitchen (some writing done on a wall for the show). See more »

Quotes

Minty: World... d'you mind if I call you World? Doesn't sound right; Mr World...!
World: You call me that; it's who I am... Old World... they all call me that...
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Classic Childrens novel comes to life
22 February 2001 | by lucky_ducksSee all my reviews

This Six part childrens was just brilliant. Minty is a rather sulky teenager sent to live with her aunt following her fathers death. She finds a beautiful garden in at the local manor house and there is a sundial in the centre of the garden. Minty has strange mental powers and when she touches the dial she becomes dizzy! when she recovers she finds she has been transported through time to the turn of the century. Here she finds the manor house filled with maids and servants and lords and ladies. But there is a girl who is trapped in the house as she has a disfiguring birthmark which is seen as a devils mark! Minty with the help of the servant tom must rescue the girl before she becomes part of a sacrifice.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Le mystère du cadran lunaire See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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