Consisting of two six-part series, 'The Feathered Serpent' is a series from the 1970s set in an unnamed kingdom in ancient Mexico and centres on the struggle between the forces of peace and progress represented by Diane Keen's Chimalma and the traditional warlike and bloodthirsty religion practised by Patrick Troughton's priest Nasca. I would imagine that most people buying this release will be doing so for Troughton's performance and rightly so- his role is a million miles from his Doctor Who performance as Nasca is a schemer convinced that he is doing his god's work, which justifies murder and conspiracy. The rest of the cast are equally good, however, and apart from the witch in the second series there's little feel of this being treated as a children's series. If anything, the story takes no prisoners and doesn't make any concessions to the unfamiliarity of the setting. Good value viewing for a couple of wintry afternoons, then- unsurprisingly as you would expect for a children's series of this age, the extras are limited to a selection of publicity photos- but an interesting curiosity which you certainly can't imagine ITV making today.