P442 ORACLE 442 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2050:10 SBECTEL     FILM  REVIEW  Village of the Damned 1960 bw Duration 85 mins S4C Monday 2.00pm Based on John Wyndham's classic science fiction novel The Midwich Cuckoos, Village of the Damned wastes no time getting under way. Before the opening titles have even been run, all the inhabitants of the village of Midwich fall unconscious for several hours, victims of some mysterious, supernatural force. Then, two months later, all the younger women are found to be pregnant...  1/3 Next Feature Sport Kids On S4C Facts
P442 ORACLE 442 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2041:00 SBECTEL     FILM  REVIEW  Village of the Damned The twelve pregnant women of Midwich give birth to six boys and six girls, all with the salf flaxen hair, piercing stare and telepathic sense. As the children grow older, their supernatural powers become increasingly strong until the prospects of destroying, let alone controlling, them look decidedly poor... Director Wolf Rilla endows the children's performances with a genuinely chilling inhumanity.  2/3 Next Feature Sport Kids On S4C Facts
P442 ORACLE 442 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2051:01 SBECTEL     FILM  REVIEW  Village of the Damned George Sanders gives a typically urbane and stylish performance as the "father" of one of the alien children in what is an honourable low-budget adaptation of Wynd——n's popular novel. MGM had aborted a project to make the film some years earlier on the grounds that the impregnation "paralleled the llbculate Conception" and the plot was "anti-Catholic". A decision which said rather more about Hollywood than it did about the story of The Midwich Cuckoos. By Bill Skirrow 3/3 Next Feature Sport Kids On S4C Facts