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AGAIN WITH the let’s-give-the-kids-something-to-scare-them-shitless. Only this wasn’t that bad, thanks to it being done in the late 80s when children without posh voices were no longer banned, the special effects were OK, and the devil himself made an appearance. Albeit obliquely. Well, his name was mentioned a bit. Another HELEN CRESSWELL effort, the Beeb did the whole thing on videotape in the grounds of Belton House in Lincolnshire, wherein SIRI NEAL, TONY SANDS, HELENA AVELLANO and JACQUELINE PEARCE hopped between the now and the then while spirit children, statues, ghosts, evil relatives and all the usual paraphenalia turned up for the ride.

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