The Witches and the Grinnygog

The Witches and the Grinnygog (1983)

  • Genre: Fantasy, Family, TV Movie, Mystery, History
  • Release Date: 1983-11-14
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 30min
  • Production Company: TVS Television
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Diarmuid Lawrence
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An ancient church is being dismantled and moved to a new location, stone by stone. One of the gargoyles from the stones falls into the possession of a mother who takes the stone man back to her family. Soon after, four strangers show up in the village and the Sogood & Firkettle children seem to be the only ones who question the mysterious things that begin to happen. This film was originally broadcast across six 25 minute episodes with a total runtime of 150 minutes. A few years later, the US cable network Nickelodeon edited the miniseries into a 2 hour (including commercials) movie block. This 2 hour edited version was shown throughout the 1980s on US television.


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  • Giles Harper

    as Colin Sogood
  • Heidi Mayo

    as Nan Sogood
  • Adam Woodyatt

    as Dave Firkettle
  • Zoe Loftin

    as Essie Firkettle
  • Paul Curtis

    as Jimmy Firkettle
  • Anna Wing

    as Edie Possett
  • Sheila Grant

    as Mrs. Ems
  • Patricia Hayes

    as Miss Bendybones
  • Olu Jacobs

    as Mr. Alabaster
  • John Barrard

    as Mr. Adam
  • Robert Swann

    as Reverend Sogood
  • Jane Wood

    as Mrs. Firkettle
  • Eva Griffiths

    as Marg'ret
  • Anne Dyson

    as Miss Possett
  • Liam O'Callaghan

    as Patrick Flanagan
  • Gary Hailes

    as Driver's Mate
  • Stuart St. Paul

    as Disc Jockey
  • Mike Savage

    as Police Sergeant
  • Breffni McKenna

    as Dappy Harold
  • Alan Rowe

    as Major Gilmour
  • Hilda Fenemore

    as Mrs. Featherly
  • Carolyn Courage

    as TV Interviewer
  • George Malpas

    as Old Peggy
  • Heather Tobias

    as Woman Customer
  • Tariq Yunus

    as Bus Driver
Directing Diarmuid Lawrence Director
Directing Tim Spring Stage Director
Production Anna Home Executive Producer
Production John Newton Clarke Production Designer
Editing Nigel Bate Editor
Sound Tony Cunningham Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing James Greville First Assistant Director
Writing Roy Russell Screenplay
Camera Julian Barber Focus Puller
Sound James Harpham Music
Production John Barlow Unit Manager
Production Peter Price Unit Manager
Costume & Make-Up Cecilia Doidge Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Romayne Wightman Makeup Artist
Art John Hamon Graphic Designer
Art Peter Bull Assistant Art Director
Camera Ken Brinsley Camera Operator
Sound Jim Biddle Sound Mixer
Crew Michael D. Smith Lighting Camera
Production Graham Curtis Production Accountant
Production Barbara Goodall Production Secretary
Directing Gillian Wheeler Continuity
Writing Dorothy Edwards Book