Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on the 1965 novel by Alan Garner, the British children's series Elidor was set smack in the middle of a blighted urban neighborhood in Manchester. While exploring the ruins of a church, four local kids -- Helen, Roland, David, and Nicholas -- stumbled through a magic portal and entered the mythical land of Elidor, a world that had been nearly destroyed by that sinister abstract known as "Fear." In trying to save Elidor's exiled king Malebron, the children put their own "real" world in the direst peril. As for the adults in the neighborhood, none were allowed to enter Elidor because they lacked the open and trusting minds of their children. Though not produced by the BBC, the six-part Elidor was run on that British network as part of a government-driven agreement to air a certain amount of independently produced programming during the 1994-1995 season.