Date: 1985
Director: Colin Finbow
Production Company: Children's Film Unit

Stars: Arnaud Morell, Orlando Swayne, Susannah York, Bert Parnaby
Location(s): London, West Sussex

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Boy feels haunted in his new house, not helped by his parents being away and having to contend with a new school as well. SJ

Additional Information:

One of the Children’s Film Unit projects, where much of the filming was undertaken by an underage crew: this one went directly to Channel 4 TV.


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Morell bounces a ball (looks like he's kicking it) as he walks to his new home.

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Removal men delivering at the new house. This is opposite.

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A shot of the house: perhaps in Bexley somewhere?

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Morell approaches the house where a spirit awaits him in the chimney.

Breaktime at Morell's new school.

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Known as the small court of Westminster Under School in Vincent Square, London SW1. Vincent House in the background. Behind the sun-lit plane is a new terrace replacing the set-back vicarage of St Stephen's which was there since the war. SJ

Some games on the square. Many of the cast came from Westminster Under School.

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A different season. SJ

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Morell becomes friends with Swayne but this is not Westminster Under School, perhaps a school in Sydenham.

A Scripture, sorry Religious Studies, lesson with Parnaby within Westminster Under School. At the time a year 5 classroom.

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Now it's the History room. SJ

Morell with classmate (James) Elwen.

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Possibly one of the most uninspiring nows ever! But we note the convector/radiator has moved to under the window. SJ

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Swayne and Morell play pitching pennies during break but this is not WUS.

Back in the classroom. Looks like it was all filmed on the same day as the previous scene there.

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Deserted. SJ

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Morell and Swayne play tennis. A very tough one.

(Ben) Timberlake, (Plum) Webber et al with Swayne in the old dining room in Westminster Under School, SW1, which, two makeovers later, ...

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... looks like this and is now a theatre. SJ