A group of kids, led by brainbox Horatio Flynn (Christopher Beeny – later of Upstairs Downstairs fame – in an early role) in a small English village invent atomic popcorn, which they call “Bang Corn”.
With the help of local shopkeeper Miss Goslett (Mona Washbourne), they market it with great success.
In the meantime, scientists at the local Atomic Research establishment are perturbed that the children have beaten them to a significant breakthrough. The authorities are called in, but eventually, the process fails when the magic ingredient – a piece of volcanic rock from Krakatoa – runs out
Child’s Play is a nostalgic trip to childhood in 1950s Britain, with long, hot summers and cricket on the village green.
Ernest Rutherford Chappel
Han “Einstein” Blotz
Miss Emily Goslett
Director of Atomic Research