Tess’ mother learns for herself about the dark secret behind Century Falls: in 1953, the village saw an attempt by its founder, Dr. Josiah Naismith, to harness the latent psychic powers of its residents, manifesting those powers in a new body called Century. But that body was also known as Alice Harkness, and the experiment failed disastrously, sterilizing the village’s women. Those who had children fled the village, hoping to escape what seemed like a curse. The Harkness sisters confide in Tess Hunter, telling her that her own mother – who was adopted – may be one of the last children born in Century Falls. The Hunters’ return is just one part of a plan by Richard Naismith, Josiah Naismith’s son, to reunite the bloodlines of Century Falls and complete the Century experiment. All he needs is a new host.
written by Russell T. Davies
directed by Colin Cant
music by David Ferguson
Cast: Tatiana Strauss (Julia), Beryl Cooke (Miss Cooper), Bernard Kay (Richard Naismith), Alex Mollo (Ashe), Georgine Anderson (May Harkness), Mary Wimbush (Esme Harkness), Catherine Sanderson (Tess Hunter), Heather Baskerville (Mrs. Hunter), Simon Fenton (Ben Naismith), Emma Jane Lavin (Carey Naismith), Eileen Way (Alice Harkness), Robert James (Dr. Josiah Naismith), Jennifer Harris (Little Girl)
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