We haven’t watched anything together that was creepy enough to send our son behind the sofa and then upstairs to retrieve his security blanket in such a long time. He’s nine; those days are mostly behind us considering the level – or the “fear factor,” I guess – of the programs that we watch. So Phil Ford’s lovely haunted house story was a charming reminder of how he responds when he gets the heebie-jeebies. It’s a really fun tale about a spooky old house full of ghosts and a menacing old alchemist keeping them all prisoner. There’s a science fiction explanation, of course, but it doesn’t really matter. This was meant to scare the pants off nine year-olds after the sun’s gone down. Of course, as we’re learning about his long-term memory and anything that gives him those heebie-jeebies, this will almost certainly be the first Sarah Jane Adventure to slip his mind entirely. Maybe he’ll enjoy rediscovering it one day.