Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it under the grip of weird psychic powers unleashed by the sinister village squire, Hendrick, and whose power they struggle to break.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1977-01-10

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Children of the Stones is a British television drama serial for children produced by HTV in 1976 and broadcast on the United Kingdom's ITV network in January and February 1977. The story was depicted over seven episodes and produced by Peter Graham Scott, with Patrick Dromgoole as executive producer. A novelisation by the serial's writers, Jeremy Burnham and Trevor Ray also appeared in 1977. In the United States, it was broadcast on the Nickelodeon television channel in the early 1980s as part of the series The Third Eye. The series is today considered a landmark in quality children's drama and has been called “the scariest programme ever made for children”.

Children of the Stones - Plot outline - Netflix

One of the more complicated aspects of Children of the Stones is the concept of the “time circle” and the “psychic bubble”. The village within the stone circle exists in a time rift, where the same actions are played out (with minor variations), over and over again, with the end result being that the power of the circle will eventually be released to the outside world. Whenever this is faulted, however, the time circle resets and the same events attempt again to unfold. However, since time is passing in the outside world in a normal way, that within the time circle must also progress matching the time period of the real world while still attempting to play out the events within. Within Children of the Stones, there are four cycles of the time circle that are clearly described, although in reality there are likely to be a great number more.

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