Episode One

Century FallsTess Hunter and her mother are new arrivals in the quaint village of Century Falls, hoping to escape the rigors of big-city life. They quickly become the talk of the insular town, and are greeted by the local landlord, Richard Naismith. Naismith’s nephew and niece, Ben and Carey, are the only other children in Century Falls, though Tess promises that will change when her mother has her second child in a few months – new that seems to shake the residents of Century Falls to their core.

Ben Naismith appears to have extraordinary powers, and leads Tess and his sister to the ruins of the local church, the site of a tragedy that occurred on July 17th, 1953. Somehow, Ben is able to give Tess and Carey a glimpse back in time to that event – a fire which few survived, and whose survivors began dying off soon afterward. But on a later visit to the waterfall that gives Century Falls its name, even Ben can’t explain the appearance of the young girl they glimpse through the waterfall. Tess tries to get a closer look and falls into the water.

At that moment, Alice Harkness, the mother of the Harkness sisters who run the only shop in Century Falls, who has been silent and almost vegetative since July 17th, 1953… screams.

written by Russell T. Davies
directed by Colin Cant
music by David Ferguson

Century FallsCast: Catherine Sanderson (Tess Hunter), Heather Baskerville (Mrs. Hunter), Simon Fenton (Ben Naismith), Emma Jane Lavin (Carey Naismith), Marc Sinden (Francis Naismith), Tatiana Strauss (Julia), Bernard Kay (Richard Naismith), Alex Mollo (Ashe), Mary Wimbush (Esme Harkness), Georgine Anderson (May Harkness), Eileen Way (Alice Harkness), Donna Fawthrop (Young Woman), Jennifer Harris (Little Girl)

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Episode Two

Century FallsAfter Tess falls into the pool beneath the waterfall, disrupting Ben’s power, Ben flees and is greeted by his uncle, who seems to have some idea of what’s going on. Alice Harkness lapses back into her nearly-comatose state after drawing a mask on a piece of paper. When Richard Naismith’s maid stops by the Harkness sisters’ shop, she mentions that Naismith’s niece and nephew are now living with him in Century Falls – the first that the sisters have heard of it. They immediately call for a gathering of the other village elders: other survivors of the 1953 fire. They form a circle and use some sort of mental power to try to peer into the lives of Tess’ mother, and then into the home of Richard Naismith. Unknown to them, the Naismith twins and Tess are watching – and Ben Naismith is using his own abilities against his elders.

written by Russell T. Davies
directed by Colin Cant
music by David Ferguson

Century FallsCast: Catherine Sanderson (Tess Hunter), Emma Jane Lavin (Carey Naismith), Simon Fenton (Ben Naismith), Eileen Way (Alice Harkness), Mary Wimbush (Esme Harkness), Georgine Anderson (May Harkness), Bernard Kay (Richard Naismith), Alex Mollo (Ashe), Tatiana Strauss (Julia), Heather Baskerville (Mrs. Hunter), Beryl Cooke (Miss Cooper), Danny Schiller (Jack Fretwell), Ronald Herdman (Ted Wayland)

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Episode Three

Century FallsTess’ mother warns her away from the Harkness sisters, but concerned with the survival of her younger sibling and scared of Ben Naismith’s psychic powers, Tess goes to them anyway, trying to learn more about what’s happening in Century Falls. Ben finds a metal mask in the charred church ruins, and continues his obsession with those ruins and with the waterfall. He finds Tess and Esme Harkness there, and again demonstrates his ability to help them see the past, again focusing on the fire in 1953. But Ben can’t delve any deeper into the collective memory of the disaster without forcing Esme to remember more – an experience Ben finds “beautiful” but Esme finds traumatic. She finally gives Tess a very direct warning: get out of Century Falls immediately. Meanwhile, events are being watched and manipulated by someone with plans of her own for Ben Naismith and his unusual powers.

written by Russell T. Davies
directed by Colin Cant
music by David Ferguson and Martyn Swain

Century FallsCast: Catherine Sanderson (Tess Hunter), Mary Wimbush (Esme Harkness), Georgine Anderson (May Harkness), Beryl Cooke (Miss Cooper), Bernard Kay (Richard Naismith), Heather Baskerville (Mrs. Hunter), Tatiana Strauss (Julia), Emma Jane Lavin (Carey Naismith), Simon Fenton (Ben Naismith), Alex Mollo (Ashe), Eileen Way (Alice Harkness), Robert James (Dr. Josiah Naismith), Donna Fawthrop (Young Woman), Jennifer Harris (Little Girl)

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Episode Four

Century FallsTess’ 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

Century FallsCast: 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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Episode Five

Century FallsTess, Carey and May Harkness race to get Ben Naismith away from his uncle to prevent him from becoming the new host body for Century. In hiding, Esme Harkness gathers the other elders of the village, hoping that their combined psychic force can discover the true identity of Julia, Naismith’s maid, who seems to be behind the plot to revive Century. But Julia repels their attempt, and in so doing reveals something even more terrifying: somehow, Julia is the sum total of the psychic elders of Century Falls. They march on the Naismith estate to demand answers and an end to the horrifying experiment to come, only to be confronted by Josiah Naismith himself, dead and yet still walking. By playing on May Harkness’ old emotional wounds, Julia has stage-managed the handover of Ben Naismith so the experiment can continue. And it has already been decided that Mrs. Hunter’s baby will become Century’s new host body.

written by Russell T. Davies
directed by Colin Cant
music by David Ferguson

Century FallsCast: Simon Fenton (Ben Naismith), Tatiana Strauss (Julia), Bernard Kay (Richard Naismith), Alex Mollo (Ashe), Emma Jane Lavin (Carey Naismith), Mary Wimbush (Esme Harkness), Georgine Anderson (May Harkness),, Catherine Sanderson (Tess Hunter), Heather Baskerville (Mrs. Hunter), Ronald Herdman (Ted Wayland), Danny Schiller (Jack Fretwell), Beryl Cooke (Miss Cooper), Robert James (Dr. Josiah Naismith), Jennifer Harris (Little Girl)

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Episode Six

Century FallsTime is running out. The only two people not taken over by Julia are Tess Hunter, Esme Harkness, and Esme’s elderly mother. Even Tess’ mother is willingly going with the rest of the villagers to the burned-out ruins of the temple, where Naismith’s plan to bring Century into being could finally come true, four decades after the last attempt had such tragic consequences. Upon learning that Esme’s willpower is being boosted by her mother, Julia sends Richard Naismith to kill the defenseless old woman. Tess goes to the temple, finding that all of the villagers’ psychic abilities are being harnessed to revive Century and direct it into its new host – Tess’ unborn sibling, and her mother as well. Nothing short of a miracle will keep Century Falls’ tragic history from repeating itself.

written by Russell T. Davies
directed by Colin Cant
music by David Ferguson

Century FallsCast: Heather Baskerville (Mrs. Hunter), Catherine Sanderson (Tess Hunter), Mary Wimbush (Esme Harkness), Tatiana Strauss (Julia), Georgine Anderson (May Harkness), Ronald Herdman (Ted Wayland), Danny Schiller (Jack Fretwell), Eileen Way (Alice Harkness), Bernard Kay (Richard Naismith), Simon Fenton (Ben Naismith), Emma Jane Lavin (Carey Naismith), Beryl Cooke (Miss Cooper), Jennifer Harris (Little Girl), Alex Mollo (Ashe), Donna Fawthorp (young Esme), Robert James (Dr. Josiah Naismith)

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