Hi y'all...my name is Paul Mateki and I now live in Texas USA. Born in Leeds in '53 and moved to the US with my folks in '65. I never did know what happend to the kids in The Barnstormers episodes? I left before the series was over and it's haunted me all these years. I had dreams about them kids...I wanted to be in the "gang" searching for hidden treasure and mysterious tunnels in the Old Mill etc etc,. Can anyone PLEASE fill me in as to what happened to them and how the series ended. I Left in March '65. Many thanks from Dallas....PAUL www.paulmateki.com
I must have missed this message the first time round. Okay:
Five teenagers form their own theatre group called The Tudor Players and while searching for a suitable venue on which to perform they happen across an old watermill. It's rumoured that this was once the favourite haunt of an old pirate and that he hid his treasure there. So, the children begin to explore and discover that the mill is full of hidden corridors and trap doors. But time is against them because a local property developer has also heard the stories of hidden treasures ...
Sorry I can't add much more than this, but I can tell you that one of the episodes in this 11 part series from Associated Rediffusion was written by Henry Soskin who was also a cast member. The other 10 episodes were written by Joy Thwaites. The series also starred Dennis Waterman and was broadcast every Tuesday from 03/03/1964 to 19/05/1964.
And the players do manage to put on their show in the final episode.