The 6 episode series aired in 1988 (and aired only once more after that in 1990!) and was about a young sulky girl, Minty, who ends up staying with her Auntie after her mother is in a car accident.
While at the Mansion, she finds the Moondial, and after touching it and passing out, she wakes in a different era altogether!
Back in time she meets two young children who need help through their miserable lives.
The 19th century boy Tom is an abused and sickly servant.
Then the 18th century girl, Sarah, who seems mysterious and has a birthmark that people believe is a mark of the devil.
I haven't read the book the show was originally based on but I'm tempted to find it and give it a read, if it's anything as good as the show, it'll be worth many years re-reading.
The reason being because it isn't only for kids, Adults can love it too. to be honest in times it feels more like an Adults show with scares to battle classic episodes of Dr Who.
It has mystery, intrigue, atmosphere, everything to make you quickly fall in love with it and wish it to never end.
As each episode passes you find yourself asking more and more questions rather than getting answers, fortunately everything does get resolved at the end. In a rather memorable, quite terrifying final episode.
In all I have to give this an
I really enjoyed the show and I'm happy it's now been released in original episodic format on DVD.
It's released on May the 4th and you can preorder here.