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There's something odd about these stones...
on 25 July 2017
An isolated village, surrounded by a stone circle, populated by unnaturally happy people and children who all possess scientific genius. There are no couples, only widows or the never-married. There's no vicar and the church doors are chained shut. Nobody ever leaves the village...There's something strange going on in Milbury, as Adam Brake and his son are about to find out. This is science-fiction steeped in folklore and the combination is eerie and compelling. Filmed on location in and around the Avebury stone circle during that endless summer of 1976, Children of the Stones is simply brilliant television. The story keeps you guessing and thinking right to the very end, after which it still keeps you pondering questions of physics and philisophy. The acting is very good, particularly the late Gareth Thomas and Iain Cuthbertson, and the children put in convincing performances. The effects stand up well for a forty year old programme, and that theme tune is plain creepy. This programme is one of those moments when everything just went right; a cracking story, a good cast and an atmospheric location all came together during that perfect summer.