Aspiring poet Saul Judd gets drawn into a web of dark and mysterious forces – as a leprous prince ignores sinister warnings and a Bath playgroup’s blind terror baffles the adults… After aspiring poet Saul Judd and his family win a competition, strange events happen. Haensel Sethria warns Elise Judd, and Saul Judd is summoned to meet Selwyn Fist. Saul learns the truth about Stonehenge and the fear-instilling Gibson Room, and two cavers push too deep. Saul and Elise make a grim discovery in the nursing home. On the day of the festival, Saul and the Guardians prepare to fight.
Bruce Bedford’s time-hopping supernatural thriller serial in six episodes.
Robert Glenister …. Saul Judd
Sharon Duce …. Elise Judd
Freddie Jones …. The Scribe
Kate Binchy …. The Scribe’s Wife
Constance Chapman …. Haensel Sethria
John Telfer …. Prince Bladud
Trevor Cooper …. Rough Peasant
Sam Dastor …. Karim el Hatel
June Barrie …. The Chairwoman
Geoff Serle …. The Northern Man
Jonathan Adams …. The Guardian
Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)
Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan