Small-town widower Ben Wilson (Daniels) is trying to function after the death of his wife and his ostracism by her socially powerful family. His life, shared with a small daughter in a large, run-down house, is suddenly overturned by the arrival of visitors who are suspiciously keen to rent his spare rooms. At first he thinks they're just eccentric out-of-towners, but when he sees one having difficulty tying his shoelaces - indeed, acting as if he's never worn shoes before - it becomes clear that the truth is stranger than that. They don't seem to belong to this century, shun overtures of friendship, are eagerly waiting for something to happen... To avert the doom facing the town, Ben, with the help of a lovely alien, has to tamper with the fabric of time itself. It's an intriguing premise, well teased out, and with enough mind-boggling twists to keep going. A telefeature, adapted from the story Vintage Season by Henry Kuttner and CL Moore.