This made-for-TV movie was broadcast as part of a series of dramas called First Love on Channel 4.
It’s 1963, and the Sixties are about to swing – but not in the genteel confines of a posh girls’ public school where a quartet of 13-year-old girls are practising their own bizarre rituals after Louise (Anna Campbell-Jones), one of the four, discovers her late father’s Masonic case.
In addition to Masonic paraphernalia, she finds a silver box of contraceptives.
Unaware of their significance, the girls incorporate them into the rituals of their own version of a Masonic Lodge. Louise’s mother (a nice essay in dottiness by Helen Lindsay) leaps to some totally wrong conclusions with confusing and amusing consequences.
Director Gavin Millar should be congratulated for producing such winning, unselfconscious performances from Anna Campbell-Jones, Daisy Cockburn, Lucy Goode and Rebecca Johnson.
Miss Jones Wallace