Revisiting the cult Children of the Stones series again last week as an adult didn't disappoint .
Children of the Stones is a British television drama serial made for children, first broadcast on ITV in 1976-77. I was 10 or 11 at the time and like many of my generation, it had an immediate appeal and left an indelible mark. Not only was the story gripping and unforgettable, it spoke of the conflicts between the rational and mystical, between conformity and resistance. The young characters were clever, thoughtful and treated as equals with as much sway on the narrative as the adults. With its real life setting, scientific enquiry and genuine thought provoking scare factor, Children of the Stones puts to shame the patronising and dumbed-down children’s TV of today.Read More