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A Hitch in Time (1978)

| Family, Fantasy
On their way to school Paul and Fiona find and help a Professor Wagstaff who's trapped inside his new, untested time machine, so beginning an adventure that will send them back and forth through their local history.

Director:

Jan Darnley-Smith

Writers:

T.E.B. Clarke (original story), T.E.B. Clarke (script)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael McVey Michael McVey ... Paul Gibson
Pheona McLellan Pheona McLellan ... Fiona Hatton-Jones
Patrick Troughton ... Professor Adam Wagstaff
Jeff Rawle ... Sniffy Kemp
Sorcha Cusack ... Miss Campbell
Ronnie Brody ... Grandpa Hatton-Jones
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On their way to school Paul and Fiona find and help a Professor Wagstaff who's trapped inside his new, untested time machine, so beginning an adventure that will send them back and forth through their local history.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Professor Wagstaff's Time Machine See more »

Filming Locations:

Home Counties, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Eyeline Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was Patrick Troughton's final film before his death on March 28, 1987 at the age of 67. See more »

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More time travelling for Patrick
25 May 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I seen A Hitch In Time many years ago when I was younger when BBC1 screened it one afternoon during the children's programmes after school.

It is about a professor with a time machine known as OSKA and is discovered by two children in a cave. The Professor, Wagstaff then sends the children through time and encounter several villains.

Professor Wagstaff is played by Dr Who actor Patrick Troughton and is joined by Sorcha Cusack and Ronnie Brody.

A Hitch In Time is one of the Children's Film Foundation movies and would be good to see it again, along with others from this company. Problem is that they never seem to be on the telly now.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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