Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Children of the Stones

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Transmitted:January 1977 - February 1977
Country of origin:UK
Genre:Mysticism, cult classic, British sci-fi
Starring:Gareth Thomas, Peter Demin, Iain Cuthbertson
No. of seasons:1

A spooky supernatural children's tale from the 70's that transcends the age range it was aimed at, and is fascinating viewing for all.
They don’t make them like this anymore, quite literally in this case.
Adam Brake is an astrophysicist interested in a stone circle in a sleepy village in rural England called Milbury. He and his son pay a visit to the village in question, and soon begin to notice strange occurrences, not least the villagers odd behaviour, and obsession with happiness. As the tale unfolds, we discover that the head resident has plans that are more malevolent than their worst nightmares, and the stone circle is somehow a direct link to a black hole that will unleash an ancient and terrifying force.
Though the budget is limited, good use is made of the wonderful location, and the script is excellent.
Some of the acting leaves a little to be desired, not least from Gareth Thomas of Blake's 7 fame.
Still, that aside this is well worth tracking down for all lovers of cult TV

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