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Children of the Stones

YET MORE 1970s MYSTICO-QUACKERY, this time involving some Stonehenge knock-offs casting evil influence on guillible yokels. All the usual stuff. Welsh village? Check. Local madman? Check. Posh kids? Check. Lunatic professor? Check (IAIN CUTHBERTSON).



  1. Paul Gatenby

    April 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Children of the Stones may feature unsettlingly posh voiced children but it’s a good pot-boiler, a cross between The Owl Service and The Prisoner. Great performances from all and sundry (especially Freddie Jones and Iain Cuthbertson), spooky choral theme music and a great scene in episode 1 with the most realistic punch I’ve ever seen a child actor throw.

  2. Lee Cleasby

    September 11, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I absolutely loved this programme. I was 9 when it was shown on ITV and it scared me to bits. ‘Happy Day’ everyone.

  3. Greg

    March 24, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Just watched this for the first time and thought it was well put-together, genuinely creepy on a low budget. The pseudo-science falls apart in later episodes but by that point I just wanted our heroes to escape the aggressive village choir. It also taught me about how awful English breakfasts are.

  4. Glenn Aylett

    March 11, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    It was supposed to be set in the West Country, possibly near Stonehenge, and came out not long before the excellent Stonehenge inspired Doctor Who story The Stones Of Blood. This was quite an unsettling story, one of ITV’s better kids shows from the seventies( they didn’t have that many), and had Iain Cuthbertson between the two eras of Charles Endell.

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