Nicky and the traveling Sikhs happen upon an abandoned farm, a promising prospect for growing crops and forging new tools. Nicky offers to represent her friends to the residents of a nearby village, but rather than a warm welcome, she finds a xenophobic village leader who regards the Sikhs as foreigners at best, and “the devil’s children” at worst. Though she is able to establish very tentative trade relations, Nicky fears that trouble lies ahead.
written by Anna Home
based on the novels by Peter Dickinson
directed by John Prowse
music by Paddy Kingsland
Cast: Vicky Williams (Nicky), Rugby Brar (Gopal), Rebecca Mascarenhas (Ajeet), Marc Zuber (Kewal), Rafiq Anwar (Chacha), Sahab Qizilbash (Grandmother), Arthur Hewlett (Mr. Tom), James Ottoway (Maxie), David King (Mr. Barnard), Nancy Gabrielle (Mrs. Sallow), Gopal Bhanot (Sikh Interpreter)
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