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A Traveller in Time (BBC Fantasy, Sophie Thompson)



In spooky drama serial A Traveller in Time young Penelope (Sophie Thompson) 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.

Cast: 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

Writer: Diane DeVere Cole / Novel: Alison Uttley / Executive Producer: Anna Home / Design: Walter Miller / Director: Dorothea Brooking

UK / BBC One / 5×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 4 January – 1 February 1978