UK / BBC One / 5×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 4 January – 1 February 1978
Writer: Diane DeVere Cole / Novel: Alison Uttley / Executive Producer: Anna Home / Design: Walter Miller / Director: Dorothea Brooking
Spooky drama serial. A young girl staying with her aunt and uncle in an Elizabethan era home finds herself being able to travel back in time to the reign of Mary Queen of Scots where she helps a troubled family.
Filmed at Simon (Blue Peter) Groom’s farm house Babington House. Blue Peter at the time featured a brief making of the show segment.
SOPHIE THOMPSON as Penelope
GERALD JAMES as Uncle Barnabus
ELIZABETH BRADLEY as Aunt Tissie
MARY MAUDE as Mistress Bassington
SARAH BENFIELD as Tabitha
LOUIS HAMMOND as Jude