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The Living and the Dead

  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

A pioneering Victorian psychologist investigates the haunting of a teenage girl.

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Episode 6: The Living and the Dead

Summary

Shepzoy is a changed place after the horrifying events of All Hallows' Eve. Nathan is desperate attempts to contact Gabriel have left him on the edge of madness, and Charlotte is struggling to hold their marriage and the farm together. The harder she tries to save Nathan the further he pushes her away. As the increasingly strange happenings reach a haunting climax, could Nathan finally unravel the mystery of the woman with the book of light? Supernatural period drama, starring Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer. Last in the series.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The past and present collide in the final part of this tingling chiller when 19th-century farmer Nathan Appleby, deranged with grief over the drowned son he couldn’t save, inches towards danger.

But first we are thrust into our present day when a troubled young woman, a new mother with a small baby, learns of her heritage and her connection with Nathan and his gloomy Somerset farm.

She does what everyone does in horror films and ghost stories – she heads alone straight to a creepy, uninhabited manor house in the middle of nowhere, armed only with a torch. And naturally she must wander its haunted corridors in the dark as the genre stalwart, the Creepy Kid, eyes her malevolently.

But let’s not be too sniffy, the Living and the Dead is the perfect ghost story with a nice line in atmospheric dread. The final scene is a heart-thumper.

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Cast

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Nathan ApplebyColin Morgan
Charlotte ApplebyCharlotte Spencer
Matthew DenningNicholas Woodeson
Gwen PearceKerrie Hayes
Gideon LangtreeMalcolm Storry
LaraChloe Pirrie
SylviaDiana Quick
William PayneDavid Oakes
GabrielArthur Bateman
Psychiatric NurseSyrus Lowe
Dr KahnSudha Bhuchar
BenRoyce Pierreson
Harriet DenningTallulah Haddon
Mary DenningMarianne Oldham
Masked ManJacob Fortune-Lloyd

Crew

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DirectorSam Donovan
ProducerEliza Mellor
WriterSimon Tyrrell

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