This really is a Hail Mary throw, but it’s been bugging me for years.

I watched a children’s show in the 1980s which revolved around an alien presence giving advice and other interaction to a small group of children. The alien was represented by several flying discs which took up positions in a barn when called by the children - one of the signature shots was the discs traveling at high speed through a tunnel to get to the barn.

I remember it was in English, and I saw it in the UK.

I can confirm that after watching it, Children of the Dog Star is not the show I am after.

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    “I have no further details I’m afraid.” — sure you do. What language was it in, and what country did you watch it in? – Paul D. Waite Jan 25 '15 at 15:39
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    English and UK. – Moo Jan 25 '15 at 16:19
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    It sounds a little like the 1987 movie Batteries Not Included . – Joe L. Jan 25 '15 at 16:32
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    @JoeL. Nope, not that movie - very distinctly completely different to that. – Moo Jan 25 '15 at 16:34
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    Children of the Dog Star perhaps? It's the right time period, though it's from New Zealand rather than the UK. – andrewsi Jan 25 '15 at 17:18

Are these the flying discs?


If so, it is from Chocky which was shown in 1984 in the UK.

Here's a good summary with more screenshots / videos.

  • Nope, afraid not. The disks I am thinking of were very specifically something like miniature UFOs, probably no more than a meter across. Chocky was the answer to another of my questions however ;) – Moo Dec 21 '16 at 12:13
  • @Moo - ah, well :) I will delete, thanks. – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Dec 21 '16 at 12:14
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    No no no, thank you :) – Moo Dec 21 '16 at 12:14

Wild guess as there are no disks involved in the following but perhaps it's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_(TV_serial) They are not in a barn per se but in sort of a mine and earth ecological system is rejecting the alien.

  • If it doesnt have flying disks, it ain't what I'm after I'm afraid :( – Moo Dec 21 '16 at 13:58

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