Eerie, unsettling and one of the key children's TV productions of the 1970s, The Georgian House was written by acclaimed author Jill Laurimore with noted producer/writer Harry Moore (The Clifton House Mystery, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and produced by the renowned Leonard White (The Avengers, Armchair Theatre). Cult children's television actor Spencer Banks (Timeslip, Tightrope) stars alongside Jack Watson (Sky, Arthur of the Britons) in a series that The Stage lauded as "visually rich, sumptuously produced [and] a quality production".
Though made as a seven-episode series, unfortunately only a few episodes are now known to exist - two in original transmission format and one on home video held in private hands. Long sought by archive TV collectors, this release includes all three remaining episodes of The Georgian House - episodes one, three and seven.
Two students, Abbie and Dan, take a holiday job in a museum that 200 years ago was the home of the Leadbetter family. The pair are drawn to an African carving which suddenly emits a voice summoning them back in time to 1772. Dan is transformed into a kitchen boy and Abbie becomes a member of the Leadbetter household. They soon realise they have a task to fulfil before they can return to their own time - helping a black servant with strange powers who is about to be sent back to the misery of the sugar plantations...
Introductory note by Jill Laurimore (inner sleeve)
Original breakdown for first four episodes (PDF)
Rehearsal scripts for episodes three, four and five (PDF)
Original draft script for episode six (PDF)