Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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Moon Stallion

My inflight entertainment this evening was the 94-minute VHS edition of this utterly brilliant 1978 BBC children's series, starring 16-year-old Sarah Sutton, several years before she became Nyssa of Traken, as the blind Diana who finds herself at the focus of ancient mysteries around the White Horse of Uffington in around 1902. The story also features the unforgettable music of Howard Blake (before The Snowman and "Walking Through The Air") and the incomprehensible yet gripping script of Brian Hayles. (The supernatural is actually an understated recurring theme in several of his Doctor Who stories, most notably The Smugglers and The Curse of Peladon.) Dorothea Brooking directed a number of classic BBC children's dramas, but this has to be one of the more remarkable ones. Anyone with a passing interest in paganism / English folklore / Doctor Who actors in other roles should try and get hold of it. (Also features the eternal John Abineri, Michael "Robot/Cyberleader" Kilgarriff and David "Pangol" Haig.)
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