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Dark Season (1991)

Postby Morbius on Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:01 am

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From http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/darks ... ntro.shtml

Written by Russell T Davies, Dark Season centres around a normal English school, but all is not what it seems...

For the machinations of the mysterious Mr Eldritch are at work. A shades-wearing, bleached-blonde millionaire, he arrives at the school claiming to be its benefactor; donating computers to every student.

Investigating Eldritch is the ever-inquisitive, wise beyond her years third former Marcie, who with her fifth form friends, Reet and Thom, uncovers a plot to that doesn't just threaten the pupils of the school, but the whole human race!

With Eldritch exposed, it is hoped that things will return to normal, but Marcie, Tom and Reet arrive back at the school to find a team of blonde archaeologists digging up the playing field. But since when, as Marcie points out, have archaeologists used mechanical diggers?

It soon becomes apparent that Miss Pendragon doesn't want to uncover the past, she wants to reawaken it by summoning up the fearsome Behemoth...


This is the first of two series that Russell T Davies wrote for BBC childrens television in the early 90's. The second being Century Falls which is a children's TV classic that's wasted on children. This one is fun though if you cut it some slack and remember it's for children (although I can't claim to have watched it sober). It's composed of two linked 3-part stories. The second story with the Nazi archaeologists in dodgy blonde wigs is pretty camp even for Davies. And, if that weren't enough, it also has that woman who played Servalan in Blake's 7.

It's also notable as being one of the earliest TV appearences of Kate Winslett.

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