Children of the Stones was a television drama for children produced by HTV in 1976 and broadcast on the United Kingdom's ITV network in January and February 1977. A novelization by the serial's writers, Jeremy Burnham and Trevor Ray also appeared in 1977. In the United States, it was carried on the Nickelodeon television channel in the early 1980s as part of the series The Third Eye.
The series followed the adventures of astrophysicist Adam Brake (played by Gareth Thomas of Blake's 7) and his young son Matthew after they arrive in the small village of Milbury, which is built in the midst of a megalithic stone circle.
Filmed at Avebury, Wiltshire, it was an unusually atmospheric production with sinister, discordant wailing voices heightening the tension. The series is frequently cited by those who remember it as one of the scariest things they've ever seen. Involving a temporal paradox and issues of individuality and community assimilation, the serial was also thematically challenging for its intended after-school audience, and could be described as a children's version of magical realism.