Win A TRAVELLER IN TIME on DVD In Our Competition!

 Posted by on November 5, 2015  News
Nov 052015


History and time travel collide in the classic BBC adaptation of Alison Uttley’s acclaimed novel, A Traveller in Time in which a twentieth century teenager is transported to Elizabethan times where she must try and save Mary Queen of Scots.

This fantastic children’s fantasy drama from 1978 arrives on UK DVD for the very first time on 9th November 2015 courtesy of Simply Media and we’ve two copies to give away to our readers!

When Penelope Taberner (Sophie Thompson – Detectorists) goes to stay with her Uncle Barnabas (Gerald James – The Man with the Golden Gun) and Aunt Tissie (Elizabeth Bradley – Coronation Street) on their remote, ancient Derbyshire farm, she begins to see spooky visions.

Travelling back to Tudor times, she soon uncovers a plot to free Mary Queen of Scots in order to overthrow Elizabeth I. Unfortunately her very own ancestors, the Babington family, are responsible for the treason. Penelope already knows the tragic fate that awaits the Scottish Queen but can she stop history from following its natural course?

This mysterious and charming five-part BBC drama inspired by the real life Babington Plot, was produced and directed by Dorothea Brooking (The Secret Garden), and stars Sophie Thompson in her first TV appearance, alongside the late Simon Gipps-Kent (Great Expectations).

For your chance to win A TRAVELLER IN TIME on DVD, simply comment below telling us which year you’d like to go back in time to and why.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Thursday 19th November 2015 and two valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• One entry per household
• There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner
• 2 winners will win 1x A Traveller In Time on DVD
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.



BatWhilst I love prosthetic effects, stop-motion animation and gore, nothing can beat a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. I don't do 3D movies so put the red and green spex away!

  106 Responses to “Win A TRAVELLER IN TIME on DVD In Our Competition!”

  1. 1984 to correct the scriptwriters of Back to the Future

  2. I would love to travel back to May 8th 1945 to experience the VE Day celebrations; it must have been an amazing atmosphere.

  3. 1984 I was happy then.

  4. 2010 my best most carefree

  5. 1990 the year i met my wife

  6. 1983, I’d just become a teenager and the 80s were in full swing, I would love to re live that, great times.

  7. 1980 a carefree teen, if only I had realised how special those days were

  8. 2002, the year of my hugely enjoyable 6-month adventure in Australia

  9. 1776 I would like to be a solider in the American Revolutionary War

  10. 1952 – 2 Million sperm and I won – Me I wouldn’t have tried so hard t be the winner !

  11. 1963 – I would change my career path

  12. 1970 what an era!

  13. Love to have been in London on VE Day 1945

  14. Time of the dinosaurs because i would like to live day to day not knowing what it will bring

  15. 1996 – euro 96!

  16. 1752 – I want to live those 11 missed days.

  17. 1990, a lot of things happened that year that I probably should have taken more seriously and have consequently had a huge impact on my life!

  18. 1968 elvis comeback special

  19. 30AD to be around when Jesus walked on earth

  20. 1945; WW2 just ended; must have been a year full of all kind of emotions, experiences and opportunities

  21. I would go back to the 3rd of December 1957, the day I was born, so I could live my life again and not make the same mistakes.

  22. I would go back just a year and take some winning lottery numbers with me

  23. 1969 to witness the first men walking on the moon hype.

  24. 1976. To see The Sex Pistols.

  25. I’d love to go back to 1066 and be a bystander at the battles of Stamford Bridge and a few days later at Hastings xx

  26. I’d travel back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and stop JFK being shot as I think he was the kind of President who could really have changed the world. Saying that…if they couldn’t get him that day, they would have on another? ;(

  27. 1986 to correct the writers of Back to the Future II

  28. 1939 to do a Kung Fury and kill Hitler!

  29. To when ever muhammad was born (642 ad?) and kill the little squirt because of him and all his madman ramblings millions have died, more than even hitler and the nazis killer, so i’d like to be the one who stopped him and be a world changer.

  30. 1907…..Would buy loads of Hitlers paintings so he remained an artist

  31. I’d like to go back to 2004 and put a huge bet on Greece to win euro 2004 and make a mint.

  32. I would want to go back to the 1950s

  33. 1945. I’ve watched footage of the scenes of jubilation at the end of the war and I’d have loved to have been there.

  34. year of the ripper murders 1888. Would love to solve them.

  35. I would love to go back to the end of world war one. The celebrations and re buiding of the cities. love London and would love to have seenhow it looked then

  36. The years between 1980-2012, when I can’t remember jack shit because of my party lifestyle

  37. 1981 – most of my favourite music was from that year.

  38. Anytime before 1985. So I could see both my parents again.

  39. 1969 and the moon landing.

  40. back to the seventies to start over again

  41. the year 0000 BC – 0001 AD, just to see why the church are so mighty??????????

  42. 1925, I would slip Beatrice Roberts a contraceptive pill and then Margaret Thatcher would not have been born.

  43. 1883 to be close enough to witness the immense Krakatoa eruption.

  44. Purely selfish reasons for my choice! Back to 1977 to see and experience the original Star Wars in theatres and the effect that it had at the time

  45. I’d like to see the dinosaurs

  46. Back to 1951, I was 4 years old and thought life was perfect.

  47. meet the original owners of the house that I live in now

  48. 1984 a very happy year for me but with the knowledge I have now …

  49. 1943

    Any Uk Lamcaster bomber base

  50. The 70’s so I can watch a David Bowie concert

  51. 1963 – To see who did actually shoot Kennedy

  52. 1998 and make some different choices for college! Definately ditch off history! Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany… I’m falling asleep writing this!

  53. 1960s – would have loved swinging 60s, freeee love!

  54. 2014 then I would know the euro winning numbers

  55. 1995 when at school and no work lol

  56. That lovely hot summer of 1976 – Ah – those were the days!

  57. 1976 – start of secondary school so I can take it a little more seriously this time round 🙂 Ha ha

  58. 1988, to see how happy my parents were to have me

  59. i’d go back to 1905 & see how Rasputin managed to gain such influence and power – fascinating & kinda creepy man!

  60. 2011 – my wedding day, would love to do it again

  61. About 20 years ago, when I split with my girlfriend to go with another girl, not knowing what a mistake I had just made. I miss you Kerry and I will never stop loving you.

  62. My last year at high school, definitely my best year!

  63. My college days in 1983 where I met my fellow students and am still friends with them today

  64. I would like to go back to the mid 1970s so I could enjoy Abba all over again.

  65. 1984 to correct the scriptwriters of Back to the Future

  66. I would go back to 1987 and go about my career in a different way

  67. 1976, relive my punk days 🙂

  68. I would travel back to the early 80s when Videos had just hit the scene, it was a fantastic time for horror fans with all the back catalog of horror films being released on VHS

  69. 1986 – may have decided not to have get married and would have saved more money!

  70. I’d go back to Victorian England, and dine with the Queen. 1890 would seem fitting

  71. 1066 – “Oi Harold ‘es gonna ‘ave someone’s eye out !”

  72. 1997 – for my wedding day, I had a brilliant day – then I’ll come back to avoid all the crap that came along with the wedding 🙂

  73. Roswell 1947 to see what really happened.

  74. id go back when my mum was a teenager to see what she was like then

  75. Back to the time when Jesus was around and ask him for advice and know the truth of his own life.

  76. 1970’s lots of jobs!

  77. I would go back to 1990 May . Just before italia 90 and I would make bets on all football through my life and by the time I arrive where I am now my family will be wealthy we could have a great house nice land and not have to want for anything

  78. To have been 18 in 1967, The ‘ Summer of Love ‘

  79. I would love to see Henry VIII as what a period in English history

  80. I’d love to go back to 1970 and see Jim Morrison playing 🙂

  81. I would go back to 1999 not only did I get married, but had my beautiful daughter too… Now that was an amazing year! 🙂

  82. Probably around 1900 – I feel like I lived then…it’s weird but when I see pictures of that time it makes me feel like home! I would love to see how my home city of Bath was back then.

  83. 1983 because 80’s were awesome

  84. 2000 – I worked the millenium would be nice to actually enjoy it

  85. i go back to 60’s

  86. 1991 – was a crap year, would be good to go back and do things differently

  87. 1972 to stop my Mum from passing away at such a young age.

  88. Victorian London, so I could track down Jack The Ripper! 🙂

  89. 2001 knowing not to believe my lying ex would have prevented years of pain

  90. I’d go back to the 1960’s to see what it was actually like! 😀

  91. 1981 the year I was born so I could change some of the decisions I have made

  92. 1 would go back to 1980 when i staeted senior school, i would work alot harder then i did, and have more career choices x

  93. !957 the year I was born because I love rock and roll

  94. May 1977, to experience what it was like when star wars first came out

  95. I’d like to go back to the 1970s because there are so many bands that I would have loved to have seen. My two favourite pastimes are music and movies; would love to see T-Rex and Thin Lizzy etc

  96. The period of Jesus Christ – the reason is so that I could tell the story in my own words

  97. I’d love to just pop back to the 1970s so that I could see bands like T-Rex and Thin Lizzy. Along with movies, music is my passion, in particular live music.

  98. I would love to go back to last Saturday & place lots of bets on the football as well as the lottery.

  99. 1985—to right some wrongs

  100. Back to world trip for a few months

  101. I’d like to go back to the day I first met my wife so I could live the last twelve years all over again.

  102. 1981 – i would do things very differently if i had a do over

  103. I’d love to go back to 1999 to experience the millennium hype again!

  104. 1920 for the music alone!

  105. I would like to go back to the 18th Century to meet William Wordsworth (Poet)

  106. The year would be 2500 BC, my quest would be to discover the answer to the greatest mystery of all…..the ancient secret of how the pyramids at Giza were really constructed…..and by whom!!!!

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