A young time-traveller with superhuman powers is stranded on Earth after running into a Black Hole. Pursued by the evil Goodchild, Sky is helped on his quest to find a way home by three ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Marc Harrison Marc Harrison ...  Sky 7 episodes, 1975
Stuart Lock Stuart Lock ...  Arby Vennor 7 episodes, 1975
Cherrald Butterfield Cherrald Butterfield ...  Jane Vennor 7 episodes, 1975
Richard Speight ...  Roy Briggs 7 episodes, 1975
Robert Eddison ...  Goodchild 6 episodes, 1975
Jack Watson ...  Major Briggs 5 episodes, 1975
Frances Cuka ...  Mrs. Vennor 2 episodes, 1975
Meredith Edwards ...  Tom 2 episodes, 1975
Thomas Heathcote ...  Mr. Vennor 2 episodes, 1975
Gerard Hely Gerard Hely ...  Dr. Saul 2 episodes, 1975
Ursula Barclay Ursula Barclay ...  First Nurse 2 episodes, 1975
Monica Lavers Monica Lavers ...  Second Nurse 2 episodes, 1975
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A young time-traveller with superhuman powers is stranded on Earth after running into a Black Hole. Pursued by the evil Goodchild, Sky is helped on his quest to find a way home by three human teenagers, Arby, Jane and Roy. Written by Anonymous

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UK

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7 April 1975 (UK) See more »

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Avebury, Wiltshire, England, UK See more »

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HTV See more »
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(7 episodes)

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Color
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The master copies of the first and third episodes are thought to no longer exist; however good-quality domestic recordings do survive for them. See more »

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Episode seven: Arby does not want Sky to leave because he says Sky promised him a vision of the future. Sky never makes any such promise in the script. The promise appears to be tacked on so as to give Arby a reason to follow Sky into the Juganet. See more »

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Goodchild: Forces of the earth. Forces in the earth. Forces from the earth and below the earth. You who made me manifest, called me forth from the tree of life, who gave me a voice and this hated human form; make your will known through me now against this abomination. Here we have anathema, alien and evil. Here we have strangeness, unwelcome and unknown. Here we have disease, blastocystic and obscene, spreading its contagion from the diaspora of beyond.
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The one that got away
8 August 2004 | by Gary-161See all my reviews

SKY is a flawed but fascinating children's television production of the late seventies. It's refusal to follow dramatic convention is commendable, if difficult. It's debut episode is abstract and bordering on avant-garde theatre. The rest are occasionally rushed, uneven dramatically, but the last ten minutes are truly jaw dropping. The risibility of this denouement may be a 'jump the shark' moment for some viewers, but it certainly gets full marks for originality.

Sky himself, vulnerable but not entirely benign, is a lead character unlike any I can recall in children's telly. The program is not 'cuddly'. Sky does not express gratitude to his helpers, or any degree of warmth. He is more arbiter than interferer, a fascinating performance from young actor Harrison.

With it's hippy cloaks, druids and Stonehenge, SKY could be seen as the last hurrah before the advent of punk, but it refuses to be pigeon holed as a pantheist diatribe against the 'experiment' of intelligence and the despoiling nature of man. A couple of hippies are given short thrift in one rather disturbing scene and slope off disillusioned. Let's say SKY is sympathetic to Ghia theory but remains open minded, if pessimistic, to other possibilities.

Why is it remembered, albeit dimly? Perhaps due to its striking images, many foreshadowing eighties pop video. Goodchild's appearance is memorably eerie. It also has a splendid character in Mr Crow with his creepy hand, reminiscent of Mr Stabs of 'Ace Of Wands' fame. I also cannot get out of my head Sky's rejuvenation of Arby's mother. The music is less successful, sometimes over-used and then dropped for later episodes.

SKY is a wonderfully balmy creation. It is unique, and may attract a considerable cult following if ever released to the public.


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