Children of the Stones: The Complete Series DVD
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Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Produced in 1977
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
An undisputed landmark in children's television, Children of the Stones was Jeremy Burnham and Trevor Ray's groundbreaking fantasy series, starring Iain Cuthbertson and Gareth Thomas. Filmed largely at Avebury in Wiltshire, it combined scientific fact and fiction with pagan mythology and rural folklore in its portrayal of a village held captive by the sinister power of its Neolithic stone circle.
Intelligent, atmospheric and genuinely unnerving, the series – often cited by those who grew up in the seventies as the most frightening thing seen on television – was the result of collaboration between writers Burnham and Ray, producer Patrick Dromgoole (whose previous credits had included classic HTV series Sky and Arthur of the Britons) and producer/director Peter Graham Scott. Classical composer and conductor Sidney Sager scored the series' chilling theme and incidental music. Unsurprisingly, Children of the Stones has gained a devoted cult following in the decades since its first transmission in 1977.
Length: 175 mins
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 17th October 2011
Cat No: 7953444
- 2 discs