Beasts: Baby (1976)

UK, 5 November
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: Beasts (1976) series 1, episode 3

A British horror television episode directed by John Nelson Burton from a script by Nigel Kneale.

Plot Summary

A young couple move into a remote country cottage where the pregnant wife falls foul of a local witch.


Directed by: John Nelson Burton
© ATV Network Limited MCMLXXVI [1976]
Produced by: Nicholas Palmer
[Written] By: Nigel Kneale
Lighting Director: Peter Dyson
Senior Cameraman: Bill Brown
Vision Mixer: Carole Legg
Senior Vision Control: Jim Reeves
VTR Editor: Peter Charles
Sound Director: Bob Woodhouse
Designed by: Richard Lake
Senior Floor Manager: Bill Goodall
Production Assistant: Dolores Shine

Jane Wymark (Jo Gilkes)
Simon MacCorkindale (Peter Giles)
T.P. McKenna (Dick Pummery)
Mark Dignam (Arthur Grace)
Norman Jones (Stan Biddick)
Shelagh Fraser (Dorothy Pummery)

Extracts included in
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021)



  • Beddabled! no.7 ‘Something Witchy This Way Comes' pp.unpaginated – illustrated article (We Three: Nigel Kneale and Witchcraft by Jim O'Brien)