Currently playing: Children of the Stones
from 1976, ITV/HTV West A very spooky children's drama series, reminiscent of both Village of the Damned and The Wicker Man, starring Gareth Thomas, Iain Cuthbertson and Freddie Jones. Filmed at Avebury in Wiltshire, it is set in a prehistoric stone circle and the village built within it. Newcomers are obliged to enjoy the enforced bonhomie of village life, but it becomes clear that the residents are in the power of an alien intelligence channelled through the Manor House, and no-one can leave the circle. The script is riveting, the climax is excellent, and the teenage stars act with great conviction.