Century Falls

BBC (ended 1993)




Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Episode Six
      Episode Six
      Episode 6
      The villagers march to the temple ruins to reincarnate Century. When they arrive, Julia asks Ben to reshape the past, and concentrating hard Ben manages to rebuild the temple. Julia restores Josiah Naismith’s voice, and he begins to lead the ceremony. Is it all too late? Will Century be reborn? Will the temple be destroyed, and countless more people die, again?…moreless
    • Episode Five
      Episode Five
      Episode 5
      Carey complains that she is useless, but Tess realises that she can ‘earth’ Ben’s wildcard nature. They rush to the waterfall, and Carey succeeds in taking Ben’s hand, causing the fire to fade, and Ben to sink to the ground.

      The next morning, the village congregate at the manor house, and see Josiah Naismith descending the stairs. With the exception of Esme, they all seem mesmerised by Julia, who finally reveals her terrible plan – Century is to be reincarnated through Elisabeth Hunter’s unborn child…moreless
    • Episode Four
      Episode Four
      Episode 4
      Julia reveals that she has been guiding Richard Naismith’s plans, and persuades Miss. Cooper that Century could restore to her what she misses the most – the children of the village.

      Tess, being hurt by her mother’s harsh words, goes to talk to Esme. Esme reveals that Josiah Naismith, Richard’s father, tried to offer the village protection from the outside world, in the form of Century – a psychic embodiment of the villagers’ power. The power unleashed by Century, however, was too strong, and an intense psychic storm destroyed the temple and killed forty villagers. After probing further, Esme concludes that Elisabeth was one of the ‘scattered children’ of the village – Tess and her mother are therefore both part of the village bloodline! Tess, Esme and May go to talk to Elisabeth about what they deduce, Tess and her mother are reconciled, and Elisabeth agrees to leave Century Falls.

      Meanwhile, Julia, Ben, Ashe and Richard go to the waterfall. Julia tells Ben that he must have faith, and must draw power from the waterfall so that the temple may be recreated. Ben concentrates, and the entire waterfall begins to glow with fire…moreless
    • Episode Three
      Episode Three
      Episode 3
      Tess goes to the shop, and demands “Two Mars Bars, one first class stamp, and one explanation – fast”. She tells the sisters that if they can convince her of the danger to her mother’s unborn child, then perhaps she can convince her mother to leave. Esme takes Tess to the waterfall, and tells her what happened in the Temple those many years ago.

      Meanwhile, Ben confronts Richard with the mask, demanding to know what it is. Richard replies that it is a relic from the temple, and suggests that he returns to the waterfall and “draw from it”…moreless
    • Episode Two
      Episode Two
      Episode 2
      The villagers, concerned that Richard Naismith is bringing people into Century Falls, decide to call a gathering in the Church Hall. Tess, Ben and Carey hide inside, and watch on as the psychic ritual begins. The villager’s minds merge into one, and this powerful new consciousness confirms that Elisabeth is indeed pregnant.

      Later on, Ben takes Carey to the waterfall again, and summons the fire. Carey cautions him, but he insists that he is stronger than the ‘decrepit villagers’. This time, in the fire appears a golden mask, the same one that Alice Harkness drew a picture of and that Richard Naismith stores in his cupboard. The figure of a beautiful woman, wearing the mask, soon emerges clearly from the flames…moreless
    • Episode One
      Episode One
      Episode 1
      It is the first night in Century Falls for Tess and her Mother, Elisabeth. Meanwhile, across the village at the Naismith manor house, twins Ben and Carey Naismith sneak off into the night. At the waterfall, Ben stares at the water – a fire begins to dance across the surface…

      The next day, Tess meets the twins, and discovers that there are no other children in Century Falls. Shocked to hear this, she states that this is soon to change, as her Mother is pregnant. Ben decides to take her to the real Century Falls…moreless