Sunday, 17 January 2016
319 A Traveller In Time
First viewed : 5 January 1978
We're not quite done with kids TV yet. This was a five part serial about a 20th century girl Penelope, played by Sophie "sister of Emma" Thompson , who goes to stay at her uncle's Elizabethan farm and finds herself transported back 400 years to the time of the Babingtons who were leaders in the final conspiracy to replace Elizabeth I with Mary Queen of Scots which resulted in the latter's execution.
Penelope forms a friendship with younger brother Francis ( Simon Gipps-Kent again ) and knowing how the plot ended frets over whether she can change the course of history. I can't remember how it was resolved but as the real-life Francis was not implicated in the plot and was allowed to succeed to his brother's estate I guess it had a reasonably happy ending.