Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 26 - Favourite children/family show

No surprises here. I've ruled out the Gerry Anderson shows as they had their own category. Of all the other shows we have covered on British Invaders there is one that really stands out.

Children of the Stones was a strange and, at times, confusing show which I hadn't seen until we reviewed it in 2008. There's something about the story, the setting amongst the real stone circle at Avebury, the performances and the music that really makes this stand out from the usual children adventure serials that were so popular in the 1970s and 80s. It stands up to re-watching, not least to try and figure out the strange time paradoxes suggested by the ending.

It's got Gareth Thomas, Iain Cuthbertson and the great Freddie Jones in it, which would be a pretty good cast list for any TV show. And that music. A strange discordant mix of music and voice that still haunts me. It's a wonder that they got away with it at the time. It has just been re-released on DVD at a very reasonable price. Definitely worth checking out.

1 comment:

  1. It's a masterpiece. Absolutely brilliant. I love it with a passion :)