ancient Welsh mythology transposed to BBC children's television
Text added July 25th: I just finished watching this series and I was astonished at it's power. It was like peering thru into a shadow-box of another realm of reality. It was dark and haunting. On one level it was a beautiful piece of film-making, on another it was a creation of the soul, so it might seem unwatchable to some. Subtlety and a heavy-hand side-by-side.The Owl Service was originally a fantasy novel for young adults by mythologist Alan Garner, published by Collins in 1967. Set in modern Wales, it is an adaptation of the story of the mythical Welsh woman Blodeuwedd, an "expression of the myth" in the author's words.
Many of the cast later commented on the lasting effects the serial had on them, Michael Holden commenting that it felt like "we were personally living the whole thing", while Hills said that "it was all so real, it was frightening". Raymond Llewellyn said in 2008 that the role of Huw has haunted him ever since.
Gillian Hills as seen in The Owl Service
This BBC series stars Gillian Hills. She was in both Blow Up and A Clockwork Orange, she was in those scenes.