History and time travel collide in the classic BBC adaptation of Alison Uttley’s acclaimed novel, A Traveller in Time the series is released for the first time on DVD next month. The saga stars Elizabeth Bradley – of Coronation Street fame – along with Gerald James and Sophie Thompson
The story of A Traveller in Time sees a twentieth century teenager transported to Elizabethan times where she must try and save Mary Queen of Scots. This fantasy children’s fantasy drama from 1978 arrives on UK DVD for the very first time next month.
When Penelope Taberner (Sophie Thompson) goes to stay with her Uncle Barnabas (Gerald James) and Aunt Tissie (Elizabeth Bradley) on their remote, ancient Derbyshire farm, she begins to see spooky visions.
Travelling back to Tudor times, she soon uncovers a plot to free Mary Queen of Scots in order to overthrow Elizabeth I. Unfortunately her very own ancestors, the Babington family, are responsible for the treason. Penelope already knows the tragic fate that awaits the Scottish Queen but can she stop history from following its natural course?
This mysterious and charming five-part BBC drama inspired by the real life Babington Plot, was produced and directed by Dorothea Brooking and stars Sophie Thompson in her first TV appearance, alongside the late Simon Gipps-Kent.
It’s time to revisit history in A Traveller in Time when its released on DVD on the 9th of November 2015 courtesy of Simply Media.