This was a kids' light science-fiction/drama that
travelled back through the tunnels of time, presenting the heroes with a
four part adventure in the 17th Century. Doctor BB Miller, a young
scientist, is working on time travel. She succeeds in bringing a young
boy, Ben, to the present from the 19th Century, but then her time machine
explodes. Once repaired, BB and Ben are transported to the English Civil
War, and are captured by Roundheads. Then they are captured by Cavaliers,
and the sinister Lady Chalmerston decides to 'play' with them. Eventually
they manage to effect an escape and eventually return to the present.
It was an imaginative and well-produced series that
looked as if a lot of effort had been put into creating the historical
backgrounds. It received a second showing in 1992. Haydn Gwynne was best
remembered for her role on Channel 4's Drop The Dead Donkey,
while guest Julie T Wallace was the undoubted star of BBC2's The Life
And Loves Of A She-Devil, and is more recently a regular in Last
of the Summer Wine.