BBC adaptation of Alison Uttley’s popular novel.
A gripping BBC drama, starring Sophie Thompson (Eastenders, Four Weddings and a Funeral) in her first TV role.
A modern teenager is transported to Elizabethan times and soon finds herself trying to save Mary Queen of Scots!
When Penelope Taberner goes to stay with her Uncle Barnabas and Aunt Tissie on their remote, ancient, Derbyshire farm, she begins to see spooky visions.
Travelling back to Tudor times, she soon uncovers a plot to free Mary Queen of Scots in order to overthrow Elizabeth I. And her very own ancestors, the Babington family, are responsible for the treason. Penelope already knows the tragic fate that awaits the Scottish Queen but can she stop history from following its natural course?
This mysterious and charming drama was written by the beloved Little Grey Rabbit author Alison Uttley and was inspired by the real life Babington Plot.