For years I have tried to remember the name of a children's programme that was on (possibly on CITV, but could have been CBBC) when I was a child in the UK in the 90s. It may have been a rerun of an earlier broadcast.

My memories are vague but I remember there being a small circle of large stones, akin to something like Stonehenge, that opened up and allowed the characters to enter. I believe there were adults and children who entered a sci-fi themed base through the stones.

I seem to recall my dad saying that the main character was played by someone who had been a pop star or singer when he was younger.

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    Possibly the remake of The Tomorrow People? The main character was a former Neighbours star, although not a singer. Jan 12, 2017 at 8:30
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    I've just had a look at it on YouTube and read the synopsis on Wikipedia and it's definitely not that. Thanks for the suggestion though. Not sure I'll get an answer as I can't find anything when I've looked. Makes me wonder whether I've dreamt it all up or confused several different programmes! Jan 12, 2017 at 8:51
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    Could it have been Children of the Stones? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_the_Stones Jan 12, 2017 at 11:30
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    Thanks for the answer, I've looked into that too and watched some of it on YouTube. I don't think it's that either. The show I remember (if it ever existed) was more sci-fi and I distinctly remember the characters going into the stones. I think that there was a door on them that led into a secret underground base. I think the adult (possible singer) guided a group of children who formed a team that helped him. Jan 12, 2017 at 11:36
  • Power Rangers had a circular base, but it was a proper building, with rather high-tech stuff inside. Jan 13, 2017 at 15:53

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It might have been one of the "Uncle Jack" series - I remember the villains (led by Fenella Fielding) having a sci-fi-ish underground base full of computer equipment in that.

A screenshot of the underground base from Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon

Image of the underground base from Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon (series 2)

I don't recall any stone circle, but the man who played Uncle Jack was "an English singer, actor, harmonica player, radio personality and television presenter."

The bit about him leading a group of children - Jack (a secret Mi5 agent) led the rest of his family in his investigations, so this may fit.

A clip from Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon. Watch from 16:02 in:

This fansite has more information, but its Flash menu doesn't play well with the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, so here are the links to the subsections:

  • Can you add a screenshot to show the OP that this is the series they're looking for? Jan 12, 2017 at 15:29
  • It may be difficult to find one (and I'm at work just now!) The opening and closing credits for one series (probably not the one with the standing stones - if there were any) can be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=6_sRixwzlxc
    – James
    Jan 13, 2017 at 11:30
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    There's another short clip at youtube.com/watch?v=pxX-FPhc7QI but there are almost no screenshots or Youtube uploads, and buying one of the tie-in novelisations may be the only way to confirm whether or not a stone circle was involved. I think there may only have been one standing stone, but I can't be sure.
    – James
    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:55
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    web.archive.org/web/20091027052218/http://geocities.com/… might be the best source, with episode synopses, but you have to paste the links into Archive.org rather than follow them.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Nov 14, 2020 at 18:59
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    It WAS Uncle Jack - in fact, it was series 3, "Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon". Episode 3 shows a villain using a hidden entrance in a standing stone to enter the underground base, and shows several smaller stones near it which OP might have mistaken for a ring of standing stones. Nov 17, 2020 at 18:47

You're thinking of Earthfasts. It featured future Eastenders star Paul Nicholls

Schoolboys Keith and David (Chris Downs & Paul Nicholls) hear drumming under the hill on the moor near their homes, and set out to investigate. The hillside unexpectedly opens and Nellie Jack John (Bryan Dick), a drummer boy from the 18th century marches into the 20th. Bewildered and lost in a strange world, he decides to go back home.

David discovers that the candle the drummer boy left behind gives off cold rather than heat and does not burn down. Other strange things are happening - standing stones are moving on the moors, the ground is shaking and all the pigs have disappeared.

Obsessed by the candle, David heads underground and does not return. Keith searches for his friend. There is a strange encounter with ghostly warriors.

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    Can you provide some backup details?
    – Adamant
    May 25, 2017 at 23:32

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