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The Living and the Dead: Miniseries (2016)



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Unsettling and dangerous supernatural beings are released from an English farm after a young couple takes on ownership of the property.


Colin Morgan
as Nathan Appleby
Charlotte Spencer
as Charlotte Appleby
Nicholas Woodeson
as Matthew Denning
Kerrie Hayes
as Gwen Pearce
Malcolm Storry
as Gideon Langtree
Tallulah Haddon
as Harriet Denning
Marianne Oldham
as Mary Denning
Pooky Quesnel
as Agnes Thatcher
Ben Fox
as Simon Merrifield
Sarah Counsell
as Lizzie Merrifield
Steve Oram
as John Roebuck
Fiona O'Shaughnessy
as Martha Enderby
David Oakes
as William Payne
Isaac Andrews
as Charlie Thatcher
Amber Fernee
as Bathsheba Thatcher
Joel Gillman
as Jack Langtree
Robert Emms
as Peter Hare
Adam Ewan
as Isiah Cobb
Gina Bramhill
as Alice Wharton
David Sterne
as Abel North
Michael Byrne
as Ebenezer Alsop
Joanna David
as Victoria Appleby
Syrus Lowe
as Psychiatric Nurse
Rupert Procter
as Mr Woolford
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Tensely eerie and classily made, The Living and the Dead has potential to become a running franchise. A sort of Ye Olde Ghostbusters.

October 25, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Beautifully filmed and directed by Alice Troughton, it's an appealingly old-fashioned ghost story but with depth, set against a backdrop of a rural society on the cusp of great change.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…

In sum, it was atmospheric, well-acted and had a brilliant soundtrack.

August 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Living and the Dead is a series of clever, emotionally-charged ghost stories best ingested in the company of those like-minded looking for a fright by the television screen's flicker.

October 26, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

I'd seen it all before aside from the final scene, which seemed to introduce someone from the future. Intriguing, I accept, but even though all six episodes are now available on iPlayer, I find I am insufficiently enthralled to ever return. Sorry.

October 25, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In less capable hands, the many ideas in this sumptuously shot series would completely devolve into an unwieldy pastiche, but Pharoah and his directors have clear visions for each detour, which the series leads handle with aplomb.

October 27, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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