42 Word Retrospective: Chocky

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Chocky

by John Wyndham, adapted by Anthony Read (Thames Television, 1984)

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A patchy adaptation, quintessentially early 1980s, featuring well-pitched performances by James Hazeldine and child actor Andrew Ellams but terribly written female parts. The intrigue of a young boy’s mind-to-mind alien encounter is built and sustained across six episodes without ever really peaking.

 

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