William Shatner's a Twist in the Tale
William Shatner is the storyteller who tells stories of magic and twists to a group of kids – and the characters in the stories are the kids themselves.
Directed byDeclan Eames
S01:E01 - Obsession in August
After their parent's return from abroad is delayed, 14 year-old Vicky and her younger brother Aidan are taken by their Uncle Lance to visit the Earl of Sackville. But they quickly discover that this is no ordinary holiday in the countryside. Mysterious winds have been howling. And Lance and his friends are going on a secretive expedition to uncover the mysteries surrounding the mythical Camelot.
S01:E02 - A Crack in Time
The Johnson family's peaceful dairy farm life is turned upside down when the youngest son, David, wakes up to find a strange teenage girl in his closet. Her name is Jem Johnson, and she claims to be from the year 2098.
S01:E03 - The Anchoress
Cindy and Jonathan live in a small seaside village with their fisherman father, Bob. Business has been poor lately due to the waters being fished out. Their luck changes when Bob brings home a very special catch - a merman. There are many superstition and fables surrounding the existence of the strange creature. But the family's newfound fortune might come at an unacceptable cost.
S01:E04 - Charlie
14 year-old Louise and her mother move to an old mining town. Louise struggles to fit in at her new school, and despite students' attempts to become friends with her, she keeps to herself. One day, whilst running through the old mines, she meets a young man who becomes an unexpected friend. But there are complications when Louise discovers that her friend is not from the present, but the past.
S01:E05 - The Duelists
Two hundred years ago, Tobias and Samuel both died in an attempt to win the affections of Ariadne - who loved neither. Now they are cursed to relive the terrible events once a year on the anniversary of their deaths. But this year things are about to change. The trio become involved with the students from the local high school and see an opportunity for possession - to finish what they started.
S01:E06 - Bertie
David Rhodes is a writer. And in anticipation of the sale of the screen rights to his latest novel, the Rhodes family purchases the Milton mansion. Siblings Kate and John fall in love with the home, even when they discover Bertie, a mild mannered ghost haunting the property. But things don't go as expected when the movie deal falls apart. How will the Rhodes family afford the home now?
S01:E07 - The Magician
Emily Watson and her widower father are show people. They journey together through small towns in the 1950's, performing and selling 'Dr. Watson's Magical Elixir'. However, the Watson's lives change forever one day when they rescue the mysterious Grizelda - who claims to be a healer. But the townsfolk accuse her of witchcraft and Emily soon comes to discover that Grizelda has some dark secrets.
S01:E08 - A Ghost of Our Own
Laura Bradley and her two daughters move into their new home which is an unexpected inheritance from a great-uncle they never met. All is going well as they settle into a new town and community until they discover that their new home is haunted. Or is it?
S01:E09 - Jessica's Diary
When her mother becomes sick with a mysterious illness, 14 year-old Jessica's relationship with her stepfather sours. The situation worsens when Jessica purchases a mysterious diary written by another girl in the past also named Jessica. Modern day Jessica discovers that the historical entries eerily match her life. She fears that she is destined to meet the same fate as her historical namesake.
S01:E10 - The Pirate
The three Craig siblings and their parents have always taken a holiday at their beach house. But after their father loses his business, they won't be able to afford it anymore. When the three siblings are digging for treasure, Sarah, the youngest, finds something that might change the family's fortune for better - or for worse.
S01:E11 - Skeleton in the Cupboard
The Painter family have been magicians for three generations. 14 year-old Cherry wants to be the first world-class female magician. But the very mention of her Grandad's famous trick 'The Skeleton in the Cupboard' brings unease amidst her relatives. Cherry attempts to discover why that is, as well as how to do the trick - but painfully realizes some secrets are better off kept in the cupboard.
S01:E12 - Between Life and Death
12 year-old Jamie Irving and his father, Rick, are polar opposites. When Rick discovers illegal activities at his company, he becomes entangled in a mystery which results in his spirit disconnecting from his body. Only Jamie can see him. The two will have to work together to solve a crime and Rick's strange interdimensional state, and repair their broken relationship before it's too late.
S01:E13 - Darkness Visible
Murray, Ruth and Dot are the only children from the orphanage left unclaimed for the holidays. After rescuing a dog caught in a trap, they find themselves in the magical house of Miss Angela Dwelf, a charming and eccentric elderly spinster who seems to be not as vulnerable as she appears. And is capable of the most amazing machinations in her bizarre rivalry with the sinister Groby Temporal.
S01:E14 - The Green Dress
13 year-old Rosa is unwelcome at the School of Performing Arts, where she is bullied by the spiteful Lucy, who is threatened by Rosa's talents and increasing popularity. Things change when Rosa purchases a second hand dress - and although it seems to fit perfectly, Rosa quickly discovers that there is more to the dress than meets the eye - she suspects it's actually haunted by a ghostly presence.
S01:E15 - A Matter of Time
14 year-old science prodigy David Morgan is working hard on his new invention - the "'Tasmo," a time travel device. After many failed attempts, he is starting to lose faith. Even his father doesn't believe in him. But everything changes after a mysterious newcomer visits the family antique store, which coincides with the shop being broken into and the Tasmo being stolen.