The Secret of Crickley Hall

The Secret of Crickley Hall

Series 1 - Episode 3



Another outsider arrives to engage with the many ghosts that crowd Crickley Hall’s passageways. Kindly parapsychologist Gordon Pyke (Being Human’s Donald Sumpter) only has Eve and Gabe Caleigh’s best interests at heart as he searches for their missing son, Cam.

But as we flash back to post-Second World War Britain and the orphanage, there’s a terrible storm inching ever closer as barking Augustus Cribben stalks the building, caressing his beloved whip. Cribben is a brute with a long reach, as poor, ill-used, parentless little Stefan knows to his cost.

Yes, yes, it’s overcooked nonsense, but lovers of supernatural thrillers have been well-served by this adaptation of James Herbert’s novel. And yes, I know The Secret of Crickley Hall has paraded every shock tactic in the chiller handbook, but it’s been the perfect accompaniment to autumnal Sunday nights as shadows cluster and the wind howls. Don’t turn off the lights.


Eve receives new information from Lili about her missing son, and while Gabe heads to London to speak to the police, his wife and the girls are left with Gordon at Crickley Hall, where it becomes clear that Cribben's plan to find one final child means everyone's lives are in danger. The parallel storyline back in 1943 unfolds with Percy returning from the war to find Nancy gone - and when he discovers the contents of the punishment book, he confronts the manager about his abusive behaviour. Suranne Jones, Tom Ellis, Douglas Henshall and Sarah Lynch star. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Eve Caleigh Suranne Jones
Gabe Caleigh Tom Ellis
Augustus Cribben Douglas Henshall
Percy Judd David Warner
Magda Cribben Sarah Smart
Young Percy Iain de Caestecker
Nancy Linnet Olivia Cooke
Gordon Pyke Donald Sumpter
Lili Peel Susan Lynch
Loren Caleigh Maisie Williams
Maurice Stafford Bill Milner
Rev Horace Craig Parkinson
Irene Judd Julia Ford
Cally Caleigh Pixie Davies
Stefan Rosenbaum Kian Parsiani
Susan Trainer Fern Deacon
DI Michael Ian Burfield
Cam Caleigh Elliot Kerley
Elderly Magda Annie Kelly
Nurse Emma Hind
Adapted By Joe Ahearne
Director Joe Ahearne
Producer Ann Harrison-Baxter
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