Saturday, 30 April 2016
First viewed : Spring 1979
This is one that seems to have slipped out of popular memory, perhaps because it was in the wrong time slot. 9 p.m. on a Friday evening really wasn't the right place for an earnest, hard hitting drama about difficult children being sent to an assessment centre run by James Hazeldine. Each episode was a self-contained story about a particular child based on a real life case.
By this time spending Friday evenings at my gran's ( who lived ten minutes' walk away ) had become a routine and I chiefly remember this coming on as a cue to go home. Therefore I'm not sure if I ever watched an episode right through to the finish.