A Hitch in Time (1978)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

A British science fiction film directed by Jan Darnley-Smith.

Plot Summary

Two young children discover OSKA, a time machine, in a cave. With the help of its inventor, Professor Wagstaff, the children travel through time fighting villains.


Directed by: Jan Darnley-Smith
Eyeline Films for The Children's Film Foundation
Produced by: Harold Orton
Written by: T.E.B. Clarke
Lighting Cameraman: Tommy Fletcher
Editor: Gordon Grimward
Music: Harry Robinson [real name: Harry Robertson]
Sound Recordist: Aubrey Lewis
Art Director: Michael Pickwoad

Michael McVey (Paul Gibson)
Pheona McLellan (Fiona Hatton-Jones)
Patrick Troughton (Professor Adam Wagstaff)
Jeff Rawle (Sniffy Kemp)
Sorcha Cusack (Miss Campbell)
Ronnie Brody (Grandpa Hatton-Jones)



  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.341
  • Film Review 1978-1979 by F. Maurice Speed p.167 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.171