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The long-awaited DVD premiere of this influential science-fiction series, which was first broadcast on BBC1 in early 1975.

The long-awaited DVD premiere of this influential science-fiction series, which was first broadcast on BBC1 in early 1975.

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The long-awaited DVD premiere of this influential science-fiction series, which was first broadcast on BBC1 in early 1975. Well remembered for its unsettling depiction of a society in meltdown, The Changes paved the way for the likes of Survivors and Day of the Triffids.

When a strange noise is emitted from machinery and electricity pylons, previously placid and easy-going folk turn violently against technology that surrounds them – ruthlessly attacking radios, TVs and other domestic appliances. In the devastating aftermath, young Nicky Gore (Victoria Williams) is separated from her parents, but finds a surrogate home with a group of Sikhs. But they soon are dubbed ‘The Devil’s Children’ by superstitious locals and Nicky is accused of sorcery by a witchfinder. In grave danger, she is forced to find a way to escape, find her parents and uncover what caused the world to become so unbalanced.

This highly acclaimed series was adapted from Peter Dickinson’s best selling trilogy by Anna Home (who would later become chief executive of the Children’s Film and Television Foundation), and features music by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Paddy Kingsland (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). Its gritty depiction of a near-apocalyptic world, and its integration of Sikh characters make it as progressive and fascinating now as it was when it was first broadcast.

Episode List
The Noise | The Bad Wires | The Devil’s Children | Hostages! | Witchcraft! | A Pile of Stones | Heartsease | Lightning | The Quarry | The Cavern

Extras

  • At Home in Britain (1983): a short film made by the COI to educate a wide range of UK viewers about the everyday lives and different faiths of Asian residents living in Britain.
  • Stills gallery
  • Illustrated booklet featuring essays by Paddy Kingsland, Peter Wright, Michael Bonner, Lisa Kerrigan, Kathleen Luckey, and Rebecca Vick.

The long-awaited DVD premiere of this influential science-fiction series, which was first broadcast on BBC1 in early 1975. Well remembered for its unsettling depiction of a society in meltdown, The Changes paved the way for the likes of Survivors and Day of the Triffids.

When a strange noise is emitted from machinery and electricity pylons, previously placid and easy-going folk turn violently against technology that surrounds them – ruthlessly attacking radios, TVs and other domestic appliances. In the devastating aftermath, young Nicky Gore (Victoria Williams) is separated from her parents, but finds a surrogate home with a group of Sikhs. But they soon are dubbed ‘The Devil’s Children’ by superstitious locals and Nicky is accused of sorcery by a witchfinder. In grave danger, she is forced to find a way to escape, find her parents and uncover what caused the world to become so unbalanced.

This highly acclaimed series was adapted from Peter Dickinson’s best selling trilogy by Anna Home (who would later become chief executive of the Children’s Film and Television Foundation), and features music by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Paddy Kingsland (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). Its gritty depiction of a near-apocalyptic world, and its integration of Sikh characters make it as progressive and fascinating now as it was when it was first broadcast.

Episode List
The Noise | The Bad Wires | The Devil’s Children | Hostages! | Witchcraft! | A Pile of Stones | Heartsease | Lightning | The Quarry | The Cavern

Extras

  • At Home in Britain (1983): a short film made by the COI to educate a wide range of UK viewers about the everyday lives and different faiths of Asian residents living in Britain.
  • Stills gallery
  • Illustrated booklet featuring essays by Paddy Kingsland, Peter Wright, Michael Bonner, Lisa Kerrigan, Kathleen Luckey, and Rebecca Vick.

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Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673020029
Catalogue Number BFIV2002
Subtitle by John Prowse
Product contents 2 discs
Year 1975
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)
Subtitles English optional HOH
Language(s) English
Running time 246 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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