Growing Pains
Hammer House of Horror
William Morton, son of scientist Terence and mother Laurie, suddenly dies after eating tablets found in his fathers home laboratory. The couple adopt a strange boy called James from a childrens home but when he comes to live with them odd things start to occur.


the cast
Laurie Morton/Barbara Kellerman Terence Morton/Gary Bond Mr Ngenko/Norman Beaton Charles Austin/Tariq Yunus James/Matthew Blakstad
Laurie Morton
Barbara Kellerman
Terence Morton
Gary Bond
Mr. Ngenko
Norman Beaton
Charles Austin
Tariq Yunus
James
Matthew Blakstad
William Morton/Christopher Reilly Matron/Daphne Anderson Mechanic/Michael Hughes Nurse/Karin Scott Grave Digger/Geoffrey beevers
William
Christopher Reilly
Matron
Daphne Anderson
Mechanic
Michael Hughes
Nurse
Karin Scott
Grave Digger
Geoffrey Beevers


production
  Production information for Growing Pains
Screenplay
Nicholas Palmer
Director
Francis Megahy


transmission information
    4th October 1980 (UK ITV)


screen shots
William falls through window Terence in the lab James sees Williams grave Car goes out of control Maggots for tea
William falls through lab window Terence in the lab James sees William's grave Car goes out of control Maggots for tea
Poor little bunny James sees the bunny Wild dog Rabbits get mauled James finds William's book
Toy bunny James sees thee bunny Wild dog Poor little bunnies James finds the book
James finds Williams Grave
James finds William's Grave


location guide
Hampden church was used for the church yard scenes

The location of the Mortons's house was Norcott Court Farm in Dudswell, Nr. Berkhampsted (Thanks to Mike Humphrey for spotting this one)

Andy Pagin, a visitor to the site, has confirmed that James' bedroom and the dining room are Hampden House. Andy says the painting behind James' bed is still at Hampden House.

Carl Jones, another visitor to the site has identified the location used for the 'out of control' car sequence. Its Hog Lane in Ashley Green. See the Ashley Green Location page in the Locations section.




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