A drama series that went out once a week at 5:10pm,
Wednesdays, on Children's BBC. The story concentrates on Tess, an
overweight and lonely girl who is newly arrived in a small, isolated
village in Yorkshire along with her expectant mother. She is puzzled by
the absence of other children. Then she bumps into the mysterious twins,
Ben and Carey Naismith, both of whom, it transpires, have psychic powers.
Ben is an unpleasant character who uses his powers to hurt and upset
people, whereas his sister only uses hers to do good. Tess is shown the
dark secret behind Century Falls and the reason why there are no children
born to the place in the last forty years. At the centre of the secret is
the Temple, out near the Falls themselves. By episode four, Julia feels
confident enough to take charge of the village in an attempt to recreate
the conditions through which power was so nearly grasped the first time.
She plan's to use Ben's powers to aid her in re-creating the secret
ceremony. Tess and Carey are determined to stop her. They rescue Ben, and
the three of them go into hiding until they work out a way of putting an
end to it all, permanently.
The series was up to the BBC's usual grade for children's
drama, and was well acted and directed. For the most part the children
were very natural in their parts, but, although of a generally high
standard throughout, the series didn't match its predecessors of the
sixties or seventies for sheer quality and interest.