Children Of The Stones DVD ITV Childrens Cult Classic  £4.99 @ Play.com + Free Delivery (Quidco/RAC 5%)
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Children Of The Stones DVD ITV Childrens Cult Classic £4.99 @ Play.com + Free Delivery (Quidco/RAC 5%)

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Found 27th Jan 2009Made hot 27th Jan 2009
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.

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£4.98 at Amazon, but not free delivery/Quidco/RAC discount.

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Take note of the write up blurb "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"

To put mildly, those of us that remember it, it scared the carp out of us "

Great series, bought this when it first came out (about 3/4 years ago) but only watched it last year (I forgot I had it).

Nothing to add except it scared me too, plus I still found the other parent (Margaret) strangely attractive (I did when it first came out when I was 6/7). Also the actress who played Mrs Crabtree (Ruth Dunning) was born in Prestatyn (where I live).

I agree with those that have commented on it being scary - given the time it was broadcast, you could even question if it would be allowed at that time now . . . I bought the DVD set for more than this a couple of years back, and it still scared me :-)

.................. so gets a hot vote.

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Thanks for adding to the heat guys.

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Opening titles to remind us why we hid behind the sofa.....

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They just dont make laxatives like they used to! :-D

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Absolutely brilliant viewing, awesome from start to finish. Wasnt this a kids programme at the time?!

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Mascherano;4204502

Absolutely brilliant viewing, awesome from start to finish. Wasnt this a … Absolutely brilliant viewing, awesome from start to finish. Wasnt this a kids programme at the time?!



Well, it was one of a handful of kids programs that were just too scary dramas for kids, "The Owl Service" is another weird one that springs to mind, and one I am waiting to see reduced before posting it here!

My favourite TV programme of all time. Scared me then, scares me now. And inspired me to become a druid and perform ritual at Avebury :roll: Happy day.

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machman;4204550

My favourite TV programme of all time. Scared me then, scares me now. And … My favourite TV programme of all time. Scared me then, scares me now. And inspired me to become a druid and perform ritual at Avebury :roll: Happy day.



Julian Copes right hand man are you?! lol.

Avebury what an awesome place! So much more than the overated Stonehenge!

I never saw this the first time round, so i might treat myself.

I remember scary stuff like Dark Season.

I've talked about this so many times, as it was my favourite programme as a child, but very few people remember it. And yes it used to scare me too. Am going to order it now. Thanks very much OP, heat added. :thumbsup:

I remember it as been scary and superb as well. My little one is now the same age (just short of 7), maybe give her the test?

I can briefly remember a tv series called Time-Slip. I'd love to see that again, Scientists in white suites & time travel.

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Gort1951;4208140

I can briefly remember a tv series called Time-Slip. I'd love to see … I can briefly remember a tv series called Time-Slip. I'd love to see that again, Scientists in white suites & time travel.



Before my time to remember, but a website dedicated to it linky for you!

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I've been to some of the websites - I was hoping it would come on tv again. No Torrents either.
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